Course details

CRICOS course code: 035023D

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Are you looking to work as a psychologist? Are you interested in assessing, diagnosing and treating problems experienced by people? Psychology is a science that provides powerful tools and methods for exploring human experience and behaviour.

The combination of a social science degree with a psychology specialisation is ideal for those interested in the interaction between individuals and the world around them.

Through your studies in this degree, you'll develop enhanced communication and research skills, better understand the people around you, and build abilities in decision making, problem solving, and critical thinking. You'll have the opportunity to put your skills to practice, and meet potential future employers, on a professional work-placement.

The Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) is the first 3 years of a 6-year pathway towards becoming a registered psychologist. Psychology studies can also lead to careers in human services organisations, community based agencies, human resource management, multicultural agencies and education settings.

Career

You'll enjoy excellent employment prospects in the public, private and community sectors.

The skills learned in this course are especially relevant to areas such as child protection, human resource management, education, welfare and the health sector and in community-based agencies.

Graduates find work in areas including:

federal and state government departments (Centrelink, Department of Human Services)
disability services
rehabilitation services
community development programs
dispute mediation
employment placement and case management
equal employment opportunity program development
immigration advice and referral centres

This degree also provides an academic foundation to pursue further specialised study in clinical, educational, organisational, developmental or forensic psychology.

The Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) is the first 3 years of a 6 year pathway towards becoming a registered psychologist. Students seeking to qualify as a practising psychologist must apply either for entry to Honours, or an equivalent graduate year of study in psychology. Students who continue study and successfully complete a fourth year (Honours or equivalent) qualify for registration as a probationary psychologist. Another 2 years of study, generally taken as a Master of Psychology, qualifies you as a psychologist.

Careers

social psychologist
social researcher
social policy officer
organisational behaviour specialist
human resources manager
welfare service officer

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
30,720 Per Year Expected Feb 2023
Expected Jul 2023
3 years
Full time
RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)
Melbourne City Campus
124 La Trobe Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Australia

Entry criteria

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 70% average

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

Address

RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)
Melbourne City Campus
124 La Trobe Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Australia
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