Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Australian Catholic University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

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; andlife-long learning skills.Therefore, the aim of ACU's Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) is to:facilitate the development of knowledge, conceptual understandings, and skills that are relevant in a broad array of employment contexts.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.


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.


  • Psychology

Standard entry requirements

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12, or equivalent:New South Wales 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.*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.


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.

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).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne (St Patrick's) International: $97,344 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) International: $97,344
  • ATAR: 85
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) International: $97,344 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) International: $97,344
  • ATAR: 85
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

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.

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