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Become an expert in human behaviour with a psychology degree from CSU. Whether you are in search of your first qualification, or are contemplating a career change, you’ll be hard pressed to find a field that is more diverse or intriguing than psychology. You’ll discover what makes people ‘tick’ and learn the ins and outs of human behaviour including how we think, feel and behave.

Through your studies, you’ll also develop advanced communication, problem solving and critical thinking skills which are all highly regarded in a variety of industries. You can tailor your education to focus on areas that appeal to your interests. Specialty areas within clinical psychology include child mental health, adult mental health, learning disabilities, emotional disturbances, substance abuse and health psychology.

At the undergraduate level, you can combine business and social science degrees to set yourself apart from the crowd and help your resume stand out. We also offer a range of postgraduate options which will complement your professional and career development, with many careers enhanced by a greater knowledge of psychological principles.  Applicants who have obtained an APAC accredited fourth year degree in psychology, and who are seeking a pathway to general registration as a psychologist, may wish to consider our 5th year program, the Master of Professional Psychology. For those who already hold general registration, successful completion of the Master of Clinical Psychology may assist in obtaining endorsement in clinical psychology. Finally, applicants who have obtained an APAC accredited fourth year degree in psychology may wish to advance their research and data analysis skills by completion of a Master of Arts or a Doctor of Philosophy. Research and data analysis skills are highly valued in the workplace and are cornerstones of CSU’s postgraduate psychology study.

Psychology students have access to CSU's Test Library at Bathurst Campus where you can access psychology tests, equipment and other reference material, books, journals, videos, DVDs and education and testing materials.

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Becoming a registered psychologist

The diagram below from the Australian Psychological Society (APS) shows the steps you will need to take if you wish to become a registered psychologist.

This diagram shows the steps you need to take to become a registered psychologist with the APS 

This diagram is correct as at 5 January 2017. As a psychology student, you may be eligible to join the APS. Membership is not compulsory, however, as a member you will have access to a wide range of benefits. You can find out more by visiting the APS website.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities may include case management, career counsellor, rehabilitation specialist and psychiatric technician. Some important skills for those working in this area include the ability to assess client needs, keep thorough and accurate records, express care and empathy, and to act as an advocate for your client.

As a CSU psychology graduate, you could work in a variety of roles, including:

  • rehabilitation counsellor
  • social service manager
  • parole officer
  • vocational rehabilitation provider
  • psychosocial specialist
  • case management
  • social services
  • marketing and management 

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