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Study Psychology

Study Psychology

  • Accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)
  • Unrivalled academic support
  • Scholarship opportunities available
  • Learn how to make a lasting difference in the lives of others




Psychology isn’t just about understanding human behaviour – it’s also deep-rooted in caring for others and wanting to help them reach their full potential. Whether your goal is to become a registered Psychologist working directly with clients, or you want to enhance your knowledge of the human mind to further your existing people-focused career, ACAP can help you get there.

Our professionally accredited psychology courses, extensive industry connections, renowned academic excellence, and unrivalled student support ensure that you’ll graduate ready to take on the real world and make a real difference.

Potential Career and Salary

Psychology-based positions continue to experience growth year-on-year. Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA) estimates that the number of psychologist roles in Australia is expected to increase by 13.3 per cent by 2026, creating approximately 4,100 additional job opportunities.

With median full-time earnings of $2,066 per week and an hourly rate of $59 on average, psychology-based roles earn significantly more than the ‘all jobs’ median of $1,593 per week or $41 per hour.

From juvenile justice to psychotherapy, the career possibilities are endless when you study psychology. Find out about typical occupations and salaries below, based on industry data.
Job Title/Average Salary Job Title/Average Salary
Behavioural Health: $97,628~ Caseworker: $70,000- $85,000^
Child Mental Health: $104,994* Child Protection: $99,249*
Community Mental Health: $78,964* Corrective Services: $65,000- $80,000^
Disability and Ageing Support Worker: $66,359* Juvenile Justice: $60,000 - $70,000^
Mental Health Services: $98,216* Psychologist: $90,000- $100,000^
Psychosocial Recovery Coach: $62,551~ Psychotherapist: $89,725*
Social Policy Researcher: $87,393_ Social Worker: $80,000- $95,000^
Substance Abuse Expert: $104,741~
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Sectors you could work in

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    Private Practice, including Clinical and Neuropsychology
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    Mental Health
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    Performance and Sports
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    Organisational and Management Roles
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    Disability and Ageing
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    Juvenile Justice and Corrective Services
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    Addiction and Substance Abuse
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    Immigration and Customs
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    Police and Australian Defence Force
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    Research, Teaching and Training

Data Sources For Indicated Salaries (sourced January 2023)

* Talent ^ Seek ~ Indeed _ SalaryExpert

Flexible study modes

At ACAP we provide you with a range of flexible study choices including on campus and online study with the option to study full-time or part-time, depending on your chosen course. Whether you are combining your study with a full-time job, trying to balance your family life or hoping to further your education, we can help you reach your career goals.

  • On Campus

    Attend classes for a rewarding, interactive hands-on experience at one of our 6 campuses.

  • Online

    Study anywhere, anytime with our online classes including discussion forums.

  • Blended learning

    A combination of live classes and online learning for freedom and practical experience.

George, Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science
I was drawn to studying at ACAP because of my interest in helping and understanding people. I had previously studied Economics and Law. The best thing about ACAP is that it's flexible, inclusive and supportive. George, Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science
Monique, Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
ACAP staff have continued to motivate me throughout my academic career, and key ACAP lecturers inspired me to study an Honours degree. They are world-class. Monique, Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
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You can be yourself

At ACAP, we promote a college culture where every voice is heard and respected, where you have freedom from discrimination and harassment, and feel supported, valued and included.

We particularly welcome students:
• of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent
• with a disability, or ongoing medical or mental health condition
• from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
• of diverse genders and sexualities
• from low socio-economic backgrounds.

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We'll help you succeed

Our deep understanding of human behaviour is reflected in the way you study with us. Smaller, interactive classes help you excel, while our supportive study environment ensures you feel comfortable contributing your thoughts and ideas. ACAP is where your passion for learning is mirrored by our passion for experiential teaching, and where we give you the encouragement and one-on-one support to help you thrive.

We’re outcomes-focused, meaning it’s not just about what you learn while you’re with us, but what you’re capable of when you graduate. Our practical approach provides hours of real-world interaction, insight, and professional connections. You'll graduate with practical skills, enhanced confidence, and contemporary expertise that is industry-recognised and highly sought-after.

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We'll support you with funding options

Your fees may vary depending on your enrolment. Whether you're a self-funded domestic student, using a FEE-HELP loan or an international student, we have options to meet your needs.

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    Pay Upfront: Pay your tuition fees up front by direct debit, BPAY or credit card every trimester.
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    FEE-HELP: A Commonwealth Government loan to help pay for all or part of your higher education course fees.

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