Areas of Study
Undergraduate Program Information booklet (PDF* 2.6MB)
Honours Workshops 2013 (PDF*32KB)
FAQs for Honours (PDF*156K)
Past student Testimonials
What is Psychology?
Psychology concerns the study of human behaviour, as well as the factors that may influence human behaviour. Professional psychologists use scientifically established processes to help investigate a range of personal and social issues. Despite popular misconceptions, not all psychologists are directly concerned with personal problems. Many work in positions where they create social change to improve or prevent human problems; provide assistance in evaluating and correcting learning difficulties; study accident prevention; design educational material; promote healthy behaviours; research how people function in different environments and situations; assist clients to live happier, healthier lives; and design and implement recruitment and selection strategies.
While many psychology students go on to become professional psychologists, others use it as a stepping stone to different occupations, or to broaden their knowledge and understanding of human behaviour. Some examples of the specialisation opportunities and career paths available within the psychology field include: clinical neuro-psychology, clinical psychology, community psychology, counselling, educational and developmental psychology, forensic psychology, guidance officer, health psychologist, organisational psychology and sports psychology.
To apply for positions advertised for psychologists, you must be eligible for registration with the appropriate State psychologists' registration board. Full registration requirements are that you must have completed four years of approved university study, followed by two years of supervised practice or a Masters degree.
Careers and Opportunities
Career Opportunites in Psychology
How to become a registered Psychologist
Membership of The Australian Psychological Society
Past student Testimonials
The Career and Organisational Research Unit (CORE) encompasses a team of researchers whose primary interest is the impact of organizational climate on psychological variables such as stress and morale and outcome variables such as turnover, absenteeism, and workplace safety.
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