Course summary

If you are interested in human behaviour and the science behind it, the Undergraduate Certificate in Psychological Science is an excellent place to start your studies.

This course provides you with a foundational knowledge of the health sciences and the Australian healthcare system, and an introduction to the concepts, ethics and research as it applies to the discipline of psychology.

Graduates of this course are eligible for entry and up to four units of credit towards the Diploma of Health (Psychological Science) or the Bachelor of Psychological Science. Subsequent postgraduate studies are necessary to become a registered psychologist. 

If you are interested in human behaviour and the science behind it, the Undergraduate Certificate in Psychological Science is an excellent place to start your studies.

This course provides you with a foundational knowledge of the health sciences and the Australian healthcare system, and an introduction to the concepts, ethics and research as it applies to the discipline of psychology.

Graduates of this course are eligible for entry and up to four units of credit towards the Diploma of Health (Psychological Science) or the Bachelor of Psychological Science. Subsequent postgraduate studies are necessary to become a registered psychologist. 

Core units:

  • Language and Learning in your Discipline
  • Introduction to Science for Health Professions

Elective units (Choose two from the following):

  • Introduction to Psychological Investigation
  • The Australian Health Care System
  • Introduction to Psychology I
  • Fundamentals of Career Success in Psychology.

Course Learning Outcome

demonstrate an understanding of foundational scientific concepts that are essential for successful university study in Psychological Science

apply independent learning and self-management strategies to university studies

identify and use different forms of communication relevant to Psychological Science


Course overview

Course code

2004630

Course abbreviation

CertPsychSc

Credit points

48

Equivalent units

4

Duration

0.5 years full-time; 1 year part-time

Duration

0.5 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Coffs Harbour Session 1 N/A N/A
Gold Coast Session 2 N/A N/A
Online Session 1 N/A N/A

Fee information

Commonwealth supported


International

Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Online Session 1 N/A N/A

Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

To be eligible to receive the Undergraduate Certificate in Psychological Science, students must complete the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points), comprising:

  • 2 core units (24 credit points) and
  • 2 elective units (24 credit points)
Exit Pathway
Students admitted to the Bachelor of Psychological Science may be eligible to exit with the Undergraduate Certificate in Psychological Science after completing 4 approved core units (48 credit points) from the Bachelor of Psychological Science.

 

 


Schedule of units

Title Note
EDUC1001 - Language and Learning in your Discipline
HLTH1001 - Introduction to Science for Health Professions
Choose two units from the following:
PSYC1001 - Introduction to Psychology I
PSYC1004 - Introduction to Psychological Investigation
PSYC1005 - Fundamentals of Career Success in Psychology
PBHL1001 - The Australian Health Care System

Bachelor of Psychological Science Early Exit Pathway

To be eligible to exit from the Bachelor of Psychological Science with the Undergraduate Certificate in Psychological Science, complete four core units from the Bachelor of Psychological Science including at least one of the following units:
PSYC1001 - Introduction to Psychology I
PSYC1002 - Introduction to Psychology II
PSYC1004 - Introduction to Psychological Investigation
PSYC1005 - Fundamentals of Career Success in Psychology