Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
Develop a professional portfolio
Do you want to work as a psychologist? You’ve come to the right place. USQ’s Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) is developed specifically for those of you who wish to become practitioners. As such the program places a heavy emphasis on developing both research and professional skills including a deep understanding of the ethical principles that inform psychological practice. Throughout the degree, you will be involved in research projects and in activities that foster psychological professional skills. By the end of your degree, you will have had exposure to treatment regimens and experience in the interpretation of psychological tests.
The Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) is fully accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council as a four-year sequence of study. Graduates are eligible to apply for probationary registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Those who complete the four-year Honours program are also eligible to go on to complete further studies at the Masters level with the aim of registration as a clinical psychologist.
This degree will allow you to work towards becoming a clinical or professional psychologist. Professional psychologists often find careers in occupational health and safety, change management, professional development, community consultation, and advocacy. Many students also end up working in roles that do not involve the title of psychologists. These include welfare officers, youth workers, support workers, and employment officers in areas such as child safety and corrective services.
All 4th year courses are offered as intensive workshops within residential schools. Residential schools for each course are held twice per semester of offer. Attendance at the 4th year workshops is mandatory.Residential schools
If you are enrolled in the External study mode in this degree, you will have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools, where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.
This degree has a mandatory attendance requirement for some of the residential school courses. View the USQ Handbook (see link below) or please contact us for more information.
|Courses to be studied||Units|
|Core courses in psychology and statistics||28|
|plus 4 x elective courses||4|
Orientation Semester 1, 2020:
- Thursday 20 February, 2020 from 9 am to 12 pm at USQ Ipswich and via Zoom.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 7035|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 22000|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
The lowest OP/unadjusted Rank* to which an offer was made is 17/63. OP/Ranks based upon all offers made in Semester 1, 2019.
To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:
We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).
Additional requirements for placements
All students must provide the following documents prior to commencing clinical placements:
- Blue Card or Working with Children Check (if unable to obtain: Australian Police Certificate)
- Resume (CV)
- Queensland Health Student Orientation Checklist
- Queensland Health Student Deed Poll
- Queensland Health iLearn Modules
- evidence of Hepatitis B immunisation.
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
How to apply
- Apply via QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:
- have never studied with USQ before, or
- are a Year 12 student, or
- want to transfer to USQ from another university.
Please note down the QTAC codes below to complete your application.
- Alternatively, you may be able to apply directly to USQ if you:
- are a current or previous USQ student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
- have recently graduated from TAFE.
Note: Semester 3 intake students will only be able to study two courses externally.
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 6 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.
- Semester 2, 2020 - applications close Friday 17 July (QTAC) and 24 July (direct), with semester 2 commencing on Monday 13 July 2020.
- Semester 3, 2020 - applications close Friday 20 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 16 November 2020.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.