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Summary
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) (BPSH)

OP/Rank
14/70

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)
  • Semester 3 (November)

Number of Units
  • 32 units

Duration
  • 4 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Ipswich

Students starting in Semester 2 will need to complete the degree over 4.5 years full-time or 9 years part-time.
View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

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.

Professional accreditation

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
Total 32

 

Orientation Semester 1, 2020:

  • Thursday 20 February, 2020 from 9 am to 12 pm at USQ Ipswich and via Zoom.
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported AUD 7956
Domestic full fee paying AUD 20000

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.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2018 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

14/70
OP/Rank
This is the 2019 adjusted OP / Rank for this program.

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.

Entry requirements for Semester 3, 2019

  • Subject pre-requisite: English (4 SA) or equivalent. 

Entry requirements for Semester 1, 2020

To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

Find out more about assumed knowledge.

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:
    1. have never studied with USQ before, or
    2. are a Year 12 student, or
    3. 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:
    1. are a current or previous USQ student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
    2. have recently graduated from TAFE.

Note: Semester 3 intake students will only be able to study two courses externally.

QTAC codes

Mode Codes
External 906801
Ipswich 936802

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 3, 2019 - applications close Friday 29 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 18 November 2019.
  • 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.

If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.

Credit for previous study or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

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