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Undergraduate Certificate in Psychological Science

Certificate

Course snapshot

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  • Course abbreviation

    CertPsychSc

  • Course code

    2004630

  • Credit points

    48


Overview

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. 

Course Learning Outcome

GA1: Intellectual rigour

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GA2: Creativity

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GA3: Ethical practice

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GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

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

GA5: Lifelong learning

apply independent learning and self-management strategies to university studies

GA6: Communication and social skills

identify and use different forms of communication relevant to Psychological Science

GA7: Cultural competence

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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.

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Coffs Harbour Term 1 , Term 3 N/A N/A
Gold Coast Term 1 , Term 3 N/A N/A
Online Term 1 , Term 3 N/A N/A

Requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Course requirements

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.

Course structure

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.

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

EDUC1001 Language and Learning in your Discipline
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
China - Guangxi UST N/A
Term1
Coffs Harbour
Term1,3
Term1,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Lismore
Term1,3
Term1,3
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term1
Perth N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
HLTH1001 Introduction to Science for Health Professions
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term1,3
Term1,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Anti-requisites Cannot be taken if already completed or enrolling in SCIN1001 - Nature of Science.
Option Unit

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
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