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Graduate Certificate of Science (Psychology in Schools)

Summary
Graduate Certificate of Science Specialisation Psychology in Schools (GCSC)
  • CRICOS: 069701A

Study Mode
  • External

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

Number of Units
  • 4 units

Duration
  • 1 year part-time

Campus
  • -

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

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

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.

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 international students' first year of study (4 units) in this program:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online AUD 14150
On-campus AUD 16130

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.


How to apply

CRICOS: 069701A

Closing dates

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 3, 2019 - Monday 18 November 2019.
  • Semester 1, 2020 - Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Semester 2, 2020 - Monday 13 July 2020.