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 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 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

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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

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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 Term 1 N/A N/A
Gold Coast Term 1 N/A N/A
Online Term 1 N/A N/A

Fee information

Commonwealth supported


International

Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Online Term 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 option 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
Select two (2) units (24 credit points) from the following:
PSYC1002 - Psychology Foundations: Self and Situation
PSYC1009 - Introducing Health Psychology
PSYC1010 - Positive Psychology
HLTH1005 - Understanding Wellbeing and Mental Health

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 - Psychology Foundations: Brain and Cognition
PSYC1002 - Psychology Foundations: Self and Situation
PSYC1010 - Positive Psychology

Course progressions

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

Browse uni-wide elective units by selecting Uni-wide elective in the advanced filter of the Unit search.

Browse shared majors and their units at Shared majors

Title Note

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

EDUC1001 - Language and Learning in your Discipline
HLTH1001 - Introduction to Science for Health Professions
Option Unit