Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

Why are there changes?

As part of the regular process of reaccreditation of our courses by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), all our courses have been revised to address the new accreditation standards released in 2019 and to respond to feedback from students about some of the things you would like to see.

What are the changes to my course?

We will be releasing more detailed information about this in Trimester 3, but some of the highlights include:

  • We are delivering the research methods content across three trimesters alongside your research project so that you can learn the knowledge and skills you need as you are applying them to your research.
  • We are also offering a core unit on the principles and practices associated with applying psychology to research and practice, as well as the opportunity to do two electives in specialist areas such as clinical and forensic psychology.

What do I need to do?

If you will complete your studies by the end of the year, there is nothing you need to do! If you will still have units to complete in 2021 or beyond, it would be helpful to review your Trimester 3 enrolments so that you are in the best position when the course transitions. There is more about this in the section below.

Are there things I should think about in planning my enrolments in Trimester 3?

If you commenced in Trimester 2 you are already in the new program and can continue with your existing plan. For those who commenced in Trimester 1 2020 or earlier we are currently reviewing everyone’s enrolments this trimester and planned enrolments for Trimester 3 to ensure that this transition will go smoothly for you. If we notice anything about your plans that we think you should consider changing, we will be in touch, we recommend enrolling in PSYC4032 Advanced Topics in Psychology if you have not already completed this unit.

When will we know more?

We will be releasing further information about the programs, including a study planner for 2021 and beyond and a transition planning tool that will help you identify what units you will need to complete in the revised program to complete your studies, around census in Trimester 3. Check back for updates on your course here.

I have a question. Who can I ask?

We have organised a dedicated email address for any questions you may have. Please email us at psychologytransition@acap.edu.au and one of the team will respond as soon as possible.