Inherent Requirements


The statements below specify the course requirements of the Bachelor of Psychological Sciences (Honours) for student admission and progression. Inherent requirements for this course are clustered under seven domains consisting of ethical behaviour, behavioural stability, communication, cognition, relational skills, reflective skills, and sustainable performance. They should be read in conjunction with other course information, the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council Rules and Standards, and the Graduate Attributes of the Australia Undergraduate Psychology Program.

What is it like to do this course?

It may be helpful for you to understand what it is like to complete the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours), which includes coursework and research components. Further information about the course is available in the course guide and we recommend you familiarise yourself with the information there.

What about when I finish my course?

Successfully completing the course provides you with a four year sequence of study in psychology and enables you to apply to commence a pathway to registration as a psychologist via a higher education degree, internship, or combination of both. For further information you should visit the Australian Psychological Society Pathways to Being a Psychologist website.

If you are undertaking this course in order to complete subsequent higher education study it is important to ensure that you are also familiar with the inherent requirements of those courses. You may also find it helpful to familiarise yourself with any requirements to work in a professional capacity as a registered psychologist to assess your suitability for such a role. Many graduates of the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) go on to other higher education courses or careers, and you may find it help to review the inherent requirements of these courses or areas of work.

Inherent requirement domains

There are seven domains of inherent requirements in the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours).

  • Ethical behaviour
  • Behavioural stability
  • Communication
  • Cognition
  • Relational skills
  • Reflective skills
  • Sustainable performance

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