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Bachelor of Psychological Science and Counselling

Key changes:

MULT1015 Applications in Context, MULT1025 Professions and Society and MULT1035 Sustainability and Helping Professionals become part of the Level 100 (first year) core units along two core psychology units:

  • PSYC1042 Psychology: History, Science and Application 1
  • PSYC1052 Foundational Psychological Processes

Level 200 (second year) core units are reduced from 5 to 4 and focus on foundational perspectives in psychology, providing a solid basis on which to explore the diversity of psychological topics:

  • PSYC2102 Psychology: History, Science and Application 2 (pre-requisite for other Level 200 core units and electives)
  • PSYC2112 Foundational Perspectives: Cognition
  • PSYC2122 Foundational Perspectives: Biological Bases
  • PSYC2132 Foundational Perspectives: Lifespan Development

Level 300 (third year) core units are reduced from 5 to 4 and focus on key area of the application of psychology:

  • PSYC3102 Psychology: History, Science and Application 3 (pre-requisite for other Level 300 core units and electives)
  • PSYC3112 Individual Differences and Assessment
  • PSYC3122 Abnormal Psychology and Intervention
  • PSYC3132 Social and Community Psychology

How do I find out more?

Recommended enrolment patterns for the Bachelor of Psychological Science and Counselling are available here:

Core units are offered each trimester, and further information about availability of elective units can be found in the Discipline of Psychological Science planning advice here Further information about availability of counselling units is provided here.

What should I enrol in for Trimester 1, 2021?

We will be providing individualized advice to students via email, however the following principles apply:

If you have completed all of the psychology core units at a particular level, you are considered to have completed that in the new sequence. You can therefore continue to complete core counselling units at that level or commence units at the next level, bearing in mind that PSYC2102 Psychology: History, Science and Application 2 is a pre-requisite for all other core psychology Level 200 units and PSYC3102 Psychology: History, Science and Application 3 is a pre-requisite for all other core psychology Level 300 units.

For example, Abdul has completed PSYC1012 Psychology: An Evidence-Based Approach 1 and PSYC1022 Introduction to Psychology: The Individual, Society and Culture and is enrolled in PSYC1032 Introduction to Psychology: Biology, Learning and Cognition in Trimester 3, 2020. If he successfully completes his unit this trimester he has completed the core Level 100 requirements. In the revised program the next core unit he will need to enrol in is PSYC2102 Psychology: History, Science and Application 2.

If you have not completed all of the core units at a particular level, you will need to complete the remaining required core units at that level.

For example, Mariam has completed PSYC3012 Psychology: An Evidence-Based Approach 3 in Trimester 3. This unit is the equivalent of PSYC3102 Psychology: History, Science and Application 3 in the revised program which leaves her needing to complete the remaining four core Level 300 units (PSYC3112 Individual Differences and Assessment, PSYC3122 Abnormal Psychology and Intervention and PSYC3132 Social and Community Psychology) as well as four Level 300 elective units.