Get equipped for Psychology



Understand the human mind and apply your learnings to make a lasting difference in the lives of others.

Are you intrigued by the human mind?


Study Psychology at ACAP

Are you intrigued by the human mind, and how our immediate environment affects our thinking and actions?

Study psychology to delve into the scientific research of individuals, society and culture.

ACAP’s psychology courses can lead you on a path to registering as a psychologist in Australia, or be beneficial to other careers where understanding human behaviour is important.

Potential Career and Salary

Between 2018 and 2031, industry demand for psychological services is expected to rise by 29%. ACAP’s psychology courses can lead you to various fulfilling career paths. From juvenile justice to psychotherapy, the possibilities are endless with a qualification in psychology. Our accredited courses, strong industry connections, academic excellence and unrivalled student support means that you will graduate ready to take on the real world.
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 to work in

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    Immigration and Customs
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    Police and Australian Defence Force
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    Performance and Sports
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    Organisational and Management Roles
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    Research, Teaching and Training
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    Human Services
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    Private Practice (e.g. clinical or neuro psych)
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    Health, Social Welfare and Mental Health

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)
Diverse people in an academic environment

You can be yourself

At ACAP you can be yourself. 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 understanding of human behaviour is reflected in the way you study with us. Smaller, interactive classes help you excel. ACAP is a place where we know you by name and you’re not shy to speak up and discuss ideas, role-play and support peers. It's a place where your passion for learning is mirrored equally by our passion for experiential teaching, and where we give you the encouragement and one-on-one support to help you learn and grow.

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


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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