Course details

CRICOS course code: 071878B

Level of study: Undergraduate


Understand success. Lead a progressive career in psychology.

You’re intrigued by the human mind, and how our immediate environment affects our thinking and actions. Our Bachelor of Psychological Science gives you deep insight into why we think and act the way we do, with an understanding of the connection between an individual, society and culture.

This could be the first step on the path to training and registering as a psychologist in Australia or another career where understanding human behaviour is beneficial. You also have the option to complete a major stream in Criminology or Social Welfare.

This course is conditionally accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.
This course has been accredited by TEQSA.


Expertise in human behaviour forms the foundation of all our courses including our Bachelor of Psychological Science.

Explore with an applied focus:

  • Evidence based approaches
  • Professional Issues and Applications
  • Research Methodology
  • Biology, learning and cognition
  • The individual, society and culture
  • Learning and memory
  • Life span development
  • Social psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Psychological measurement and assessment
  • Intercultural diversity and Indigenous psychology
  • Personality and individual differences (elective)
  • Behavioral neuroscience (elective)
  • Psychology of sex and intimate relationships (elective)


Completion of the Bachelor of Psychological Science provides the necessary qualification for further study at fourth year level in psychology.

At ACAP the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) provides a 4th year of accredited study. Entry to fourth year is competitive and also requires at least a credit average in 2nd and 3rd year units as well as a credit or higher in the majority of psychology units.

Completion of a four year sequence enables a student to be provisionally registered as a Psychologist in Australia and New Zealand for the purpose of working towards general registration.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
24,464 Per Year
Read moreTuition Fee per Subject / Unit: 3,058; Total course fee - 73,392
19 Sep 2022 3 years
Full time
Melbourne Campus
123 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
24,464 Per Year
Read moreTuition Fee per Subject / Unit: 3,058; Total course fee - 73,392
19 Sep 2022 3 years
Self study / online (with attendance)
Melbourne Campus
123 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

Students must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Participate in a screening interview (typically by phone though online can be arranged if required); and
  • Be 18 years or above at the date of commencement; or
  • Completion of a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (or equivalent); or
  • Completion of a Diploma or above (or equivalent); or
  • Admission to an undergraduate degree at an Australian University (or equivalent)

International student IELTS requirement: Academic IELTS minimum overall band of 6.0 with no individual band below 5.5 completed in the last two years (or equivalent).

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by ACAP as equivalent to Australian qualifications.


Australian College of Applied Psychology
Sydney Campus
255 Elizabeth Street
Sydney New South Wales 2000
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