Psychology

Understanding how people think and what motivates them to act is vital in a variety of careers. In fact, many professions include psychology concepts in their training programs and day-to-day work.

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Bachelor of Psychological Science

PLEASE NOTE: The first year of this course is available at Cradle Coast Campus in Burnie.

Accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)

This course is the first step on your journey to becoming a registered psychologist.

Learn from academics active in industry

Your lecturers are solving real world problems and bring their expertise to the classroom

Connect with your community

Study across a broad area of topics that are relative to people in your community

If you want to develop knowledge and skills that will enrich your personal and professional life, or your goal is to become a research scientist, counsellor or registered psychologist, the Bachelor of Psychological Science provides the perfect foundation. When you study the science of psychology you will learn about the biological and psychological principles of human behaviour, and will develop the transferable skills of critical thinking, communication and problem solving that are vital everywhere people interact.

Visit Postgraduate Psychology for postgraduate study options. You can also view the Pathways to becoming an AHPRA registered Psychologist (PDF 68KB).

Find out more about what you'll study, entry requirements, fees and scholarships - and to apply.

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Career opportunities

The healthcare industry in expected to grow by over 15 percent over the next five years. Psychology skills are in high demand. Here are some of the careers projected to grow into 2025.^

22.8%

Psychologists

Predicted job growth to 2025

23.1%

Welfare Workers

Predicted job growth to 2025

14.5%

Counsellors

Predicted job growth to 2025

^ National Skills Commission five year projections from November 2020 to November 2025.

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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Clinical Psychology

"The training that I received has an impact on almost everything I do in the work place and allows me to be a true professional in my field" Rosalind Woodworth, Ph.D.

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