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Undergraduate Certificate in Psychological Science

About this course

Are you interested in becoming a psychologist or just in human behaviour in general? The Undergraduate Certificate in Psychological Science is a 6-month full time higher education qualification designed to provide individuals the skills and knowledge in psychology required for articulation into further study, and also for professionals to upskill and enhance their employment opportunities. 

In this course students will complete four units of study, covering foundational knowledges in psychology, concepts and skills underpinning living and working in a culturally diverse environment as well as issues of sustainability on personal, professional and community levels.

This is one of four new Undergraduate Certificate courses at ACAP, developed in response to the global COVID-19 crisis to create opportunities for individuals interested in helping communities recover from adversity and to take positive steps towards their future employability. Fee help is available.   

What you'll learn

EXPERTISE IN HUMAN BEHAVIOUR FORMS THE FOUNDATION OF ALL OUR COURSES INCLUDING OUR UNDERGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE.

Explore with an applied focus:

  • Evidence-based Approaches
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Sustainability in Helping Professionals
  • Applications in Context

See the complete course guide here.

Course Structure

4 units

For more information see the full course guide

Course Guide

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.

Admission Criteria

Domestic students

Meet one of the following criteria:

  • Participate in a screening interview (typically by phone though online can be arranged if required); and
  • Be 21 years or above at the date of commencement; or
  • Completion of a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (or equivalent); or
  • Completion of a Certificate IV or above (or equivalent); or
  • Admission to an undergraduate degree at an Australian University (or equivalent)

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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.

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