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Graduate Certificate of Science (Psychology in Schools)

Summary
Graduate Certificate of Science Specialisation Psychology in Schools (GCSC)

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

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

Number of Units
  • 4 units

Duration
  • 1 year part-time

Campus
  • Toowoomba

This specialisation is only available through part-time study.
View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Open your mind to a new school subject

Be at the forefront of an emerging field in senior secondary education. Psychology will be offered as a subject in Queensland schools for Year 11 and 12 students from 2019, and teachers will be prepared to roll out the new syllabus after successfully completing USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Science (Psychology in Schools) specialisation.

This specialisation will utilise the applications taught in USQ’s Bachelor of Science (Psychology) and has been tailored to prepare secondary school teachers to deliver and assess in the fledgling psychology syllabus.

You will have the chance to work with an experienced USQ researcher/mentor to plan, conduct, analyse, and communicate results from a self-selected experiment or research investigation. You will gain the key research skills in psychology that the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) expects psychology teachers to display, teach, and assess in senior secondary psychology.

Graduates will be capable and confident of teaching the Queensland senior secondary psychology curriculum, and select, apply, and coordinate student assessments that comply with the QCAA Psychology Syllabus.
Residential schools

In addition to the courses listed below, external students will also 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.

Courses to be studied Units
4 x specialisation courses 4
Total 4

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 (4 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported AUD 4676
Domestic full fee paying AUD 12100

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.

Residential schools

This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

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.

Entry Requirements

  • 3-year Bachelor degree from an Australian university or equivalent.
  • or
  • equivalent professional work experience, as determined through the Credit and Exemption procedure.

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Admission pathways

A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.


How to apply

  

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 3, 2018 - applications close Friday 23 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 19 November 2018.
  • Semester 1, 2019 - applications close Monday 18 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 25 February 2019.
  • Semester 2, 2019 - applications close Monday 1 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 15 July 2019.