Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Psychology encompasses all aspects of human behaviour, using tested theoretical frameworks to examine, explain and predict what we do as individuals and in groups. The four-year general applied psychology program emphasises the application of knowledge to problems arising in professional practice, and graduates are equipped to move directly into the workforce as provisionally registered psychologists. It also provides an understanding of the theoretical framework within which various approaches and techniques have been developed. Experimental design relevant to applied research is an important part of the course. Whilst the principal focus is on psychology, the course also provides a broad appreciation of human behaviour and experience by including studies in health sciences. High achieving students may be selected to participate in the Honours stream in the fourth year of the course. Due to accreditation requirements, students not attaining a credit average in their second and third year core psychology units will be required to exit the course with the Bachelor of Science (Psychology) award.
Standard entry requirements
Please refer to http://study.curtin.edu.au for further information on entry to this course.
This course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. Graduates of this course are eligible to apply for associate membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). To be registered as a Psychologist, graduates are required to undertake a further two years of accredited psychology study or Psychology board approved internship.
Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.