This course has been designed for students looking to take the first or early steps on a psychology career pathway - Students with any undergraduate (Bachelors) degree in a discipline other than psychology or those seeking to improve results from an APAC accredited undergraduate degree for Honours entry (additional study may be required if original degree is not APAC accredited).

Students who successful complete the Graduate Certificate can apply for admission into the Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science with recognition for prior learning (RPL). Upon successful completion of the Graduate Diploma, students may wish to apply for entry to a Bachelor of Psychology Honours Degree.

Graduates are able to obtain work in a variety of industries including health and community services, human resources and product design/marketing.

Location: Online Intake: February 2021
Delivery: Full Time and Part Time Fees: $900 per unit with Commonwealth supported places (CSPs)
Duration: 6 Months Full Time or 12 Months Part Time HECS-HELP: Available if eligible 
Course Code: PY085 Application Type: Domestic only

Course Duration and Structure

This six months full time or one year part time program consists of 50 credit points across a total of four units of study. 

Full Time

Semester One - students can undertake any four units from those listed below, subject to availability.

PSY401 Theories of Personality
PSY402 Data Sciences and Statistical Inference
PSY403 Social Psychology
PSY404 Developmental Psychology
PSY405 Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience
PSY406 Psychopathology

 

Part Time 

Semester One - any four units from the below.

PSY401 Theories of Personality
PSY402 Data Sciences and Statistical Inference
PSY403 Social Psychology
PSY404 Developmental Psychology
Semester 2 - at least one unit from the below. 
PSY405 Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience
PSY406 Psychopathology

Admission Criteria

Applicants must have completed an Australian undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification. 

For entry into the course, students are required to submit an application through the Apply Now page. Supporting documentation requirements are listed in the Applications Portal. 

Graduate Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate high-level knowledge of core psychological theory, research skills, and the associated empirical evidence base.
  • Synthesise research and theory from major fields in psychology and apply this knowledge to different contexts to resolve complex problems and apply in professional practice.
  • Communicate clearly, effectively, and professionally across a range of contexts including oration, writing, the online environment, and in teams.
  • Act ethically and professionally while respecting cultural, ethnic, and linguistic diversity.
  • Demonstrate self-motivated and self-directed learning principles that facilitate lifelong learning and ongoing professional development. 

Recognition of Prior Learning

Students applying for this program may enter into a process in which they may be granted credit or partial credit towards the qualification in recognition of previous experience where an equivalence of earlier learning can be established.

Credit transfer for an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) course, is only applicable for recently completed APAC accredited programs of an equivalent level.

Credit or partial credit is not granted in recognition of knowledge or skills gained through work or life experience.