Bachelor of Psychological Science
Understand why some people succeed and others don’t.


National CRICOS Course Code
Course length
3 years full-time (or part-time equivalent)


Monday 4 February 2019
Monday 27 May 2019
Monday 16 September 2019

Study modes

On-campus in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne or Perth, via online delivery or via blended delivery which combines online study with compulsory on-campus workshops, or a combination of all. You will need to have access to a computer and the internet, study mode availability is subject to unit requirements and trimester enrolments.

Only available to international students on-campus in Melbourne and Sydney.

About this course

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 accredited without conditions by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) in Sydney and Melbourne. This course is accredited with conditions in Brisbane.


This course is comprised of a number of core and elective units. Core units are compulsory subjects required to complete your degree. 

Electives are a range of units that give you the chance to study specific topics you might be interested in. You still need to complete a set number of elective units to graduate.



Before Applying

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.


Feel free to get in touch with us

1800 061 199
Admission Criteria
Meet one of the following criteria:
  • Minimum ATAR 65 (or equivalent), or
  • Cert IV or above, or
  • Admission to candidature for an undergraduate degree at an Australian University (or equivalent), or
  • Be aged 21 years or over and submit a 500-word statement that satisfies the College as to your ability and aptitude to successfully undertake study of this type and level.

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 the Qualifications Recognition Policy Unit to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by ACAP.

The accrediting body may have additional requirements, including minimum English language, to meet professional accreditation standards. For more information on meeting those requirements visit

What you'll learn

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)
  • Behavioural neuroscience (elective)
  • Psychology of sex and intimate relationships (elective)

See the complete course guide here.

“I’ve always been interested in human behaviour and personality differences. ACAP’s smaller classes gave me all the confidence I needed to seek the answers I was after.”



Your Career Pathways


Gain experience that puts you on the pathway to working as an academic or registered psychologist. Work in areas such as health and social welfare, social policy and research, market research, human services, disability and ageing, mental health services, juvenile justice and immigration and refugee support services.

Further Study Pathways

As a graduate of this course, depending on your results, you may be eligible to enter fourth year psychology program such as the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours), or graduate-entry degrees in areas such as social work, community services, counselling and psychotherapy.

The Psychology Study Sequence

It takes 6 years to become eligible to be registered as a psychologist in Australia. Currently the 6 years can be made up of:

  • 6 years of accredited study
  • 5 years of accredited study and 1 year of supervised practice
  • 4 years of accredited study and 2 years of supervised practice
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