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Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

  • Bachelor (Honours)

The Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) is designed for graduates who wish to complete an accredited fourth year in psychology to become eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist within Australia.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor (Honours)
Duration
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Course Code
CC42, 084517J
Study Mode
Online

About this course

The Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) is designed for graduates who wish to complete an accredited fourth year in psychology to become eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist within Australia. Eligibility for entry to this course requires successful completion of an accredited three year course in psychology within the past 10 years, which includes foundational competencies (as specified by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)) and successful completion of year 3 advanced research methods and statistics.

In the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours), you will successfully complete 48 units of credit to satisfy the requirements of the award. You will be introduced to applied and professional uses of psychology as well as professional ethics and an appreciation of the social and cultural contexts of psychological research and professional practice. You will also undertake advanced research training, and have the opportunity to conduct your own original piece of research that may lead to publication in a professional journal. Successful completion of this course will fulfil the pre-professional competencies and standards of a Psychology Honours degree as specified by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Entry requirements

The Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) is designed for graduates who have completed a three year, accredited Australian Psychology Accreditation Counsel (APAC) degree in psychology and who wish to complete an APAC accredited fourth year. To be eligible for consideration your degree must satisfy the following;

    • Completed within the last 10 years
    • Completion of advanced research methods and statistics at year 3 level
    • Minimum GPA of 5.5. Calculation of your GPA is based on the successful completion of second and third year approved APAC psychology sequence units.

    • Once you have met the minimum required GPA of 5.5 then you will be assessed for a place in the Course based on competitive entry.
    • Overseas qualifications must be assessed for comparability to an Australian psychology education pathway for entry into an APAC accredited course in psychology. This assessment must be completed by the Australian Psychology Society (APS) before students are eligible for entry into CC42.


      English Requirements:

      If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

      Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

      • a secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
      • tertiary diploma level qualification, or
      • bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

      completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

      If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:

      • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
      • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
      • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
      • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components; or
      • Cambridge Certificate in advanced English (CAE) - Overall score of 169 or above (with no individual band score of less than 154); or
      • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English - Score of 200 or above;

      English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

    International students should visit www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information. Security RequirementsNo information available at this time.Health RequirementsNo information available at this time.Assumed Knowledge

    Nil

    Study locations

    Online

    Career pathways

    Successful completion of the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) qualifies you to apply for provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia and allows you to work across a wide and diverse range of areas including:

    • child safety officer
    • clinical work
    • counselling
    • neuropsychology
    • child development
    • education
    • forensic
    • health
    • organisational and sports psychology
    • school guidance officer
    • teaching and research.