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Bachelor of Behavioural Science

About the Course
This is a three year course in psychology for students who are keen to work with individuals and groups in diverse contexts. A strong understanding of psychology is relevant to a broad range of careers in business, public service and community-based agencies.


It is an accredited course with the Australian Psychological Society. This means that graduates who go on to complete Honours in Psychology are eligible to train as a Psychologist through professional registration or specialist masters coursework and doctoral programmes. Most Psychologists help healthy people find ways of functioning better, for example, helping people to handle stress, relationships and family problems. Masters in Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology and other specialist training is preparation to work in clinics, hospitals, private practice and other organisations.


Course Structure
The course provides an understanding of the theories, models and explanations for the common themes as well as the diversity of human behaviour. It comprises 24 units including includes core units, specialist electives in Psychology, as well as two Common units and other electives from higher education units of study.


The two first year core units provide an introduction to a variety of areas within the field of psychology. Second and third year core and specialist electives cover major themes in foundational knowledge and contemporary issues psychology as well as specialist areas (e.g. alcohol and other drugs, crimes, neuroscience, counselling, behavioural therapies, etc).


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 240 credit points.


Of the total 240 credit points:
-Not more than 100 credit points may be taken from 100 level units
-A minimum of 40 credit points must be taken from 300 level units

-Not more than 30 credit points shall be included with a grade of "PT" or "PC" or "PS"


Professional Recognition
This course will enable students to work towards achieving professional recognition by becoming an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).


Career Opportunities

Graduates of this course may seek career opportunities in counselling, forensics, sports or rehabilitation in community, educational or organisational settings as well as work in consumer research, advertising and marketing fields.


There are Admission Requirements and English Language Requirements for International Students.

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