Psychologists also conduct research and provide treatments including counselling to help reduce distress, behavioural problems and psychological problems. They work with a broad range of clients in a variety of circumstances including children, adults, couples, families and organisations.
Your study will be based on the Scientist-Practitioner Model, where you will apply research knowledge to actual situations to help resolve real human problems.
In addition to the principles of personality, psychopathology, and social psychology, you will explore biological, cognitive, and developmental psychology, as well as research methods in psychology and social psychology. You will explore topics such as perception and consciousness, theories of learning, memory, cognition, emotion, motivation, and stress.
You will also undertake studies in Health Wellbeing and Nutrition, Counselling and Virtual Care, as well as concepts behind Working with Psychological Health.
As a psychology student, you’ll gain strong theoretical and practical skills. The degree is the basis for further study if you want to become a practising psychologist or use your study in other careers.
To register as a psychologist, in addition to this degree, you'll need to complete the Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) (Honours) and the Master of Clinical Psychology (2 years full-time), or equivalent degrees recognised by the Australian Psychological Society.