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Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

What can you do with your degree?

The fourth year program is a steppingstone to further studies leading to registration as a practising psychologist. 

Broadly speaking, qualifications in psychology can be applied to a wide range of careers that call for exceptional critical thinking, communication, and analytical skills.  These can be in private enterprise, government, and community settings, in fields such as:  

  • Education – counselling, behaviour management 
  • Business – change management, organisational psychology 
  • Human resources and career guidance 
  • Policy making 
  • Criminal justice
  • Sport, exercise and athlete performance 
  • Rehabilitation – counselling 
  • Not-for-profit organisations 
  • Community action 
  • Marketing / Advertising / Communications 
  • NDIS services including mental health support 
  • Research


Areas of practice

Once fully registered as a practicing Psychologist, graduates can specialise and be endorsed in nine areas of practice, including:

  • Clinical neuropsychology   
  • Clinical psychology 
  • Community psychology   
  • Counselling psychology   
  • Educational and developmental psychology   
  • Forensic psychology  
  • Health psychology 
  • Organisational psychology 
  • Sport and exercise psychology

Graduate accreditation

Graduate accreditation

Graduates will be eligible to apply for provisional registration as a Psychologist, in preparation for the practicum placements required in the final two years (Years 5 and 6) of the training pathway.

After completing this Fourth-Year program, the options for the final two years of psychology studies are:

  • Master of Psychology (Clinical) – a two-year program (Years 5 and 6) for graduates with a Distinction average GPA; 
  • Master of Professional Psychology – a one-year program (Year 5) for graduates with a Credit average GPA. Graduates will need to complete a further 12 months of self-sourced supervised practice (Year 6) to be eligible for registration as a general Psychologist.

Entry to these programs will also be based on an interview process and successful offer.

Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge, skills and abilities that will be achieved on completion of the program. These outcomes will help you determine whether this program aligns with your professional pathway, career and learning goals.

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