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Undergraduate Certificate in Psychological Science

Undergraduate Certificate in Psychological Science

Learn the foundations of psychology
6 Months Full Time
Undergraduate Certificate
Australian Qualification Framework: 5
Available at
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Online
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Gain the first steps in a career in psychology

Bachelor of Psychological Science


If you’ve ever thought about studying psychological science, our Undergraduate Certificate in Psychological Science is the ideal qualification to take the first step.

The 4 unit course covers introductory units in psychology which will build foundational knowledge. On completion of this course, students can continue to higher studies in psychological science. The Undergraduate Certificate in Psychological Science is not available to international students.

This course has been accredited by the Navitas Professional Institute (NPI) under its self-accrediting authority.

Bachelor of Psychological Science

What you'll learn

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


Foundational Psychological Processes
Sustainability and Helping Professionals
History, Science and Application of Psychology

Course structure

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

The course duration is 6 months full time or up to 3 years part time. For more information on the recommended course sequence click here.

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Pathways for future study

Graduates can consider further study such as our Bachelor of Psychological Science.

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I’ve always been interested in human behaviour, personality differences and the abnormal psychology topics we hear about in popular culture. I began my study at a mainstream university, but their timetable didn’t support my part-time requirements. ACAP’s blended learning was perfect so I could manage content at my own pace. I also wouldn’t have been comfortable asking those ‘stupid questions’ in a massive lecture theatre. ACAP’s smaller classes gave me all the confidence I needed. Neil, Bachelor of Psychological Science
Kareem, Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
At ACAP I have benefited from so many valuable experiences. I feel that there is a genuine involvement with student learning which has helped me on my way to achieve my goal of a Clinical Psychology Masters. Kareem, Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
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