Graduate Certificate in Psychological Science

Graduate Certificate in Psychological Science

Graduate Certificate in Psychological Science

Strengthen your knowledge of human behaviour
26 Weeks Full Time
Graduate Certificate
CRICOS Code: 099624E
Australian Qualification Framework: 8
Available at
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane*, Perth*, Adelaide*, Online
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Be intrigued by the human mind

Bachelor of Psychological Science


Our Graduate Certificate in 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.

The degree provides students with psychological knowledge and skills that they will be able to apply to their current and/or future workplaces.

Note for International Students: The Graduate Certificate in Psychological Science is only offered as a pathway program into the Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science. Additionally, three units will be delivered in one trimester and the remaining unit of this course will be delivered in the following trimester with units from the Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science.

* This course is only available to international students on-campus in Melbourne and Sydney, on a full time enrolment basis (completion within 26 weeks).

Bachelor of Psychological Science

What you'll learn

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


Evidence-based approaches
The individual, society and culture
Biology, learning and cognition
Professional issues and applications

Course structure

This course is comprised of 4 units, which are level 100 and 500 units.

The course duration is 26 weeks full time or up to 2 years part time. For more information on the recommended course sequence click here.

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Pathways for future study

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.

This course is a pathway to higher education, such as to the Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science.

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Chat to one of our ACAP Course Advisors to make sure you’re picking the right course for your goals. Think about funding options, and whether full-time or part-time study suits your commitments. We’ve also got some entry requirements and practical components to complete. Before you start studying at ACAP, check out the services and support available to students. Feel free to get in touch with us.
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