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 three-year general applied psychology program emphasises the application of knowledge to problems arising in professional practice. It 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.
Detailed information about the course structure is available through official Curtin pages: http://handbook.curtin.edu.au/courses/31/319230.html
- 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.
Standard entry requirements
Please refer to http://study.curtin.edu.au for further information on entry to this course.
A further year of study in psychology is necessary before students can apply for associate membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and provisional registration. This further year of study must be an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council accredited fourth year of study in psychology. After completing this additional year of study, graduates are eligible to apply for associate membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and provisional registration. In Australia two years supervised psychological practice after fourth year or completion of a two-year masters program or a one-year professional masters and one year of supervised psychological practice is required for full registration as a psychologist.
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.
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