Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

301660 v.2 Bachelor of Psychology (Graduate)


Course CRICOS Code: 041784A
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1 Year


This course equips students to move directly into the workforce as provisionally registered psychologists with four years training. It is a general applied psychology program emphasising the application of knowledge to problems arising in professional practice. It also provides a thorough 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 work.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

An accredited three year psychology degree. Academic merit, referee reports and relevant work experience may be considered for selection into the program.

Specific Requirements

Applicants for this course should refer to the Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance Section of this publication.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis. Recognition of prior learning will only be considered by the Head of School for units completed in an APS approved fourth year program.

Duration and Availability

This course is one year full-time or equivalent part-time study. It is not possible to commence the course at any time other than the start of the academic year.

Professional Recognition

Graduates are eligible to apply for associate membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and provisional registration. In Western Australia, two years supervised psychological practice after fourth-year or completion of a two-year master program is required for full registration as a psychologist. For full membership of the APS a master degree is required.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure



Year 1 Semester 1

301658 v.2   Psychology Dissertation Preparation 491 9.0 25.0
301661 v.2   Psychology 421 - Applied Psychology 3.0 25.0
301663 v.2   Psychology Counselling 421 - Introduction to Counselling 3.0 25.0
4686 v.4   Psychology Research Methods 441 3.0 25.0

Year 1 Semester 2

301659 v.3   Psychology Dissertation 492 5.0 50.0
301662 v.2   Psychology 423 - Psychological Assessment 3.0 25.0
4687 v.5   Psychology Contemporary Issues 442 3.0 25.0


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1   Y      

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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