What will I learn?
This degree provides a balance of courses in psychology theory and counselling - for graduates this means you will enter the workforce with a strong understanding of psychology, as well as the analytical, communication and interpersonal skills needed to work with individuals, groups and communities.
You will study a range of topics, including counselling and interpersonal skills; psychological theory; and specialist psychology courses. You will also be encouraged to engage in research projects and participate in community service activities, and through work experience placements in your third year of study you will gain valuable practical experience. Practical learning is a focus of this degree; it enhances your work-readiness. The value of this study component has been recognised nationally in the form of an award from the Australian Federal Government Office of Teaching and Learning.
A career in psychology and counselling requires a strong interest in human behaviour; you also need to be able to think clearly and logically, to be compassionate, understanding and patient. If you think you ive got what it takes, the employment opportunities are excellent, with predicted growth expected in Australia in both the social and welfare sector, and for counsellors1. Careers to consider:
behavioral ecologist work with animals, analyzing behavioral patterns; behavioral ecologist may work at museums, zoos and aquariums
community development officer employed by a city, neighbourhood or other municipality to ensure the growth, health and vitality of a region
counsellor work with individuals and groups to help people overcome problems
crime prevention officer educate people about crime and crime prevention methods; teach young people about the consequences of crime. May also wok with victims of crime
disability support officer provide support for people in the community with intellectual, physical, social and emotional disabilities
drug/alcohol case worker provide counselling support to individuals and families affected by drug/alcohol
human resources manager plan, implement and enhance an organisation's employee relations, as well as the organisation's policies, programs and practices
training officer look after an organisation's learning and professional development obligations
What you'll learn
This is a specialised degree that will provide you with a solid understanding of the theory associated with psychology and counselling, as well as critical and analytical thinking skills, data management skills and research skills. You will study a range of courses that cover behavioural research methodologies, cognitive and technical skills and counselling practice. You will also study innovative topics, such as:
discursive and conversational analysis
psychology and Indigenous Australians
You will then get the opportunity to implement your knowledge in a real-world environment when you complete a work placement during your final year of study.
There are other pathways you can follow to study this degree, including:
SAIBT Diploma of Arts
Future study opportunities
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
Doctor of Philosophy
Which department am I in? School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy
Students must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 program. English language requirements: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic: Overall 6.0 (with 6.0 in Reading and Writing) obtained within the last two years, or a corresponding result via one of the alternative English language tests recognized by the University.
To be eligible for selection, applicants are required to:
Qualify for the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), and
obtain a competitive ATAR, and
meet any prerequisite requirements with a minimum grade of C-
Alternatively, applicants can fulfil one of the following requirements with a competitive result, and demonstrate that they fulfil any prerequisite requirements, and other academic requirements for the program:
Complete secondary education qualifications equivalent to SACE, or
Complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points, or
Complete or partly complete a recognised higher education program at a recognised higher education institution, or
Complete at least four Open Universities Australia (OUA) courses at undergraduate level or above, or
Complete an award from a registered training organisation at Certificate IV level or above, or
Qualify for Special Entry, or
Complete a University Foundation Studies program
English Language Requirements:
IELTS score of 6.0; TOEFL iBT score of 60 with Reading and Writing not less than 18; TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 550 with TWE of 4.5; Cambridge CAE/CPE score of 169; Pearson's test of English (Academic) (PTE) score of 50 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50; CELUSA score of AE4.
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Eynesbury
A$26,500.00 (US$ 20,728) per year
26 February 2018, 25 June 2018
Magill Campus Level 1 - B Block, MAGILL, South Australia, 5072, ADELAIDE, Australia