Bachelor of Psychology - Honours

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

ACU's undergraduate psychology programs help students to acquire knowledge, assimilate conceptual understandings and develop skills of application that are valuable to the enhancement of human functioning in a broad range of professional settings. This degree will ensure graduates acquire an advanced understanding of human behaviour, as well as highly regarded employability skills, including: critical analysis and rational thinking; ethical decision making; scientific thinking and research capabilities; measurement and analysis of data; problem solving skills; written and verbal communication; interpersonal skills, including foundational counselling skills; and life-long learning skills. Therefore, the aims of ACU's Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) are to: facilitate the development of knowledge, conceptual understandings, and skills that are relevant in a broad array of employment contexts; and provide an accredited 3 year sequence in psychology which enables graduates to pursue postgraduate study and training options in psychology and other related disciplines. Our graduates will make meaningful contributions to improving the outcomes of clients, customers, colleagues and collaborators in a diverse range of settings including, but not limited to: government departments, private sector, schools, business, and not-for-profit organisations.

Entry Requirements:

Year 12, or equivalent. NSW Prerequisites: English (Standard) (Band 2) or English (Advanced) (Band 2) or EAL (Band 3); Victoria Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English.

Structure:

320 credit points. Students will complete 100 hours of community engagement when they undertake the unit PSYC310 Psychological Services Experience during the third year of their course.

Subjects you can Study:

Professional issues and ethics; Assessment and intervention

Study Pathways:

Graduates of this course may be eligible to apply for further study in psychology, including Masters programs, Clinical Doctorates, and/or Higher Research Degrees (Doctor of Philosophy).

Further information:

Graduates of this course will be eligible to apply for provisional registration as a psychologist (subject to the conditions prescribed by the Psychology Board of Australia). They may also find employment in fields such as counselling, child welfare and development, education, health, human resources, marketing and market research.

Recognition:

This course is currently pending accreditation by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Please note that a minimum six-year sequence of education and training in psychology is required for an individual to become eligible for general registration as a psychologist in Australia.

Related Careers:

Psychologist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Part time 8 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Full time 4 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Full time 4 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Part time 8 years
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

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