Key information

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Study mode

On campus; Online
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Campus locations

Wagga Wagga, Bathurst, Port Macquarie
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Duration

4 years full-time, 8 years part-time
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Admission information

8000
keyboard_arrow_rightEntry requirements

CSU has a variety of pathways and admissions requirements for study. Details of the types of 'bonus points' and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants are set out in the CSU institutional admissions information and CSU's general admissions policy.

You can also view details about the applicants who commenced this course last year in the ATAR profile and See the student profile.

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Session availability

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Please note: all sessions may not be available at all locations or through all study modes. Please check the Course offerings section for more information.

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International students

Study mode

On campus; Online

Campus locations

Bathurst, Port Macquarie
  • This course is not available to international students.

Course highlights

The Bachelor of Psychology at CSU can provide the foundation to gain provisional accreditation to practice as a psychologist.

A flexible, industry recognised degree

Study online or on campus at Bathurst, Port Macquarie and Wagga Wagga – you may even be eligible to receive credit for prior study and graduate sooner. After graduation, you will be able to apply for provisional registration as a psychologist. 

Gain a solid foundation for your future career 

CSU provides you with a comprehensive degree in psychology. You will acquire knowledge across a range of key areas, including cognition, developmental and social psychology, psychological testing, biopsychology, psychopathology, personality, learning theory and research methodology.

Follow your interests

In addition to the compulsory psychology subjects, you will also complete subjects in sociology and a minor to enhance your study experience. Minors are available in a range of related disciplines including business, IT, history and politics, health and biology, justice studies, Indigenous studies and more. A broad choice of psychology electives are available, including Psychology of Crime, Health Psychology, Psychology of Substance Abuse, Psychology and the Legal System and Psychology of Stress and Trauma. You may also be able to apply to complete a supervised experience at an international university.

Take your study further

Meritorious students will be eligible to transfer to the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), and all students must satisfy academic criteria by the end of third year (or equivalent) to progress to the fourth year (or equivalent) of this course.

The accrediting body for all psychology courses is the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). The peak professional body is the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

The course is accredited with APAC as a four-year sequence of study. Successful completion of the course satisfies the minimum academic requirements for provisional registration as a psychologist. General registration requires a further two years of training and experience, comprising one of: two years of supervised work experience;  completion of two years of study in an APAC-accredited postgraduate program; or one year of further university study, followed by one year of supervised work experience.

The accrediting body for all psychology courses is the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. The peak professional body is the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Please note that the following subjects have a Workplace Learning component:

Residential schools are a great way to practise what you are learning in a hands-on environment, and to meet your lecturers and classmates.

Some online courses include a residential school, where you will attend a CSU campus during certain sessions throughout your course.

The following subjects may have a residential school component:

PSY423 Industrial / Organisational Psychology
PSY427 Issues in Health Psychology
PSY436 Research Project
PSY437 Counselling Theory and Practice
PSY420 Ethics and Current Issues in Psychology
PSY421 Clinical Psychology - Treatment
PSY425 Cognitive Science
PSY422 Forensic Psychology
PSY424 Psychology Honours Dissertation
PSY429 Psychology Advanced Topics
PSY404 Psychological Assessment
PSY309 Qualitative Research Methods
PSY301 Advanced Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology

From the early stages of your degree, you can apply for a range of international programs through CSU Global. You could take a session or two on exchange at one of CSU’s partner institutions across the world, go on a study tour during the holidays, or complete some of your practical placements in an unique location.

Are you after a unique CSU study experience? By participating in a CSU Global international study program you can gain a new perspective on where your degree can take you, and even complete your degree that little bit faster. CSU Global has many options available to fit with your course, interests and study needs.

Infographic - The average starting salary for a CSU Psychology graduate is $64,000

Career opportunities

A four year psychology degree opens many doors in the workforce. Completion of the course satisfies the minimum academic requirements for provisional registration as a psychologist. You could be a fully registered psychologist with a further two years of training and experience.

You will also be qualified to take up employment in one of the diverse fields that value psychological knowledge. Psychology is highly relevant in almost every industry and workplace.

Health services

Provide counselling and wellbeing services through social welfare positions or once you have completed your registration go into private practice.

Support business

Psychology is highly relevant in almost every industry and workplace. Work with large and small companies or consulting firms to provide human resource and organisational wellbeing support and insights.

Future proof your career

National statistics indicate earnings for psychologists are above average, and employment opportunities for psychologists are expected to grow strongly.

A four year psychology degree opens many doors in the workforce. Completion of the course satisfies the minimum academic requirements for provisional registration as a psychologist. You could be a fully registered psychologist with a further two years of training and experience.

You will also be qualified to take up employment in one of the diverse fields that value psychological knowledge. Psychology is highly relevant in almost every industry and workplace.

Health services

Provide counselling and wellbeing services through social welfare positions or once you have completed your registration go into private practice.

Support business

Psychology is highly relevant in almost every industry and workplace. Work with large and small companies or consulting firms to provide human resource and organisational wellbeing support and insights.

Future proof your career

National statistics indicate earnings for psychologists are above average, and employment opportunities for psychologists are expected to grow strongly.

Credit and pathways

Getting into uni isn’t just about your ATAR; we understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

We understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

If you’ve studied before, you may be able to fast-track your postgraduate degree with Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL). If you’ve completed relevant tertiary study, you could be awarded credit for your postgraduate degree. Get in touch to see if you’re eligible for credit based on your previous qualifications or industry experience.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

No special arrangements apply.

Check your eligibility for credit

Course offerings

The Bachelor of Psychology is only available to study on campus.

The Bachelor of Psychology is only available to study online.

You can study the Bachelor of Psychology online or on campus.

Check your session and application dates open_in_new

Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
UACOn campusWagga WaggaCGSYNN211804
DirectOnlineBathurstFPOSYNNJAPY
DirectOn campusBathurstFPOSYNNIAPY
DirectOnlineBathurstCGSYNNEAPY
UACOn campusBathurstCGSYNN211807
DirectOn campusPort MacquarieCGSYNNKAXM
DirectOn campusWagga WaggaCGSYNNKAPC
DirectOn campusPort MacquarieFPOSYNNIAPP
DirectOn campusBathurstCGSYNNKAPY
UACOn campusPort MacquarieCGSYNN211810

LEGEND
CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

Check your session and application dates open_in_new

Campus locations listed for online students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.

Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
UACOn campusWagga WaggaCGSYNN211804
DirectOnlineBathurstFPOSYNNJAPY
DirectOn campusBathurstFPOSYNNIAPY
DirectOnlineBathurstCGSYNNEAPY
UACOn campusBathurstCGSYNN211807
DirectOn campusPort MacquarieCGSYNNKAXM
DirectOn campusWagga WaggaCGSYNNKAPC
DirectOn campusPort MacquarieFPOSYNNIAPP
DirectOn campusBathurstCGSYNNKAPY
UACOn campusPort MacquarieCGSYNN211810

LEGEND
CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

Stephanie Bussey - Bachelor of Psychology

"I've studied both on and off campus, and what I love most about CSU is the amount of support and resources available to enrich students' learning."

Stephanie Bussey - Bachelor of Psychology

Subjects

For each 8 point subject you are enrolled in, you should expect to spend 10 to 12 hours per week working on assignments and assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, and attending lectures, residential schools, or examinations.

If you are studying four subjects per session, this is equivalent to a full-time job. The workload for some subjects may vary as a result of approved course design.

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The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

The Bachelor of Psychology/Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) is a four year degree that splits into two strands in fourth year, a pass strand and an honours strand. Progression into fourth year is dependent upon a high level of academic performance. Students who do not meet the criteria for progression into fourth year will transfer to and graduate from the Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) which is a three year degree.

The pass strand comprises:

• 19 core psychology subjects (8 points each);
• two compulsory sociology subjects (8 points each);
• a minor of six subjects from a cognate discipline (48 points in total), one of which must be a Level 3 subject;
• two electives (8 points each); and
• a research project (24 points)

The Honours strand comprises:

• 18 core psychology subjects (8 points each);
• two compulsory sociology subjects (8 points each);
• a minor of six subjects from a cognate discipline (48 points in total), one of which must be a Level 3 subject;
• two electives (8 points each); and
• a dissertation (32 points)

Core Level 1 to 3 Subjects

PSY101 Foundations of Psychology 1
PSY102 Foundations of Psychology 2
PSY114 Indigenous Australians and Psychology: An Introduction
PSY201 Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology
PSY202 Developmental Psychology
PSY203 Social Psychology
PSY204 Psychological Testing
PSY208 Biopsychology
PSY301 Advanced Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology*
PSY309 Qualitative Research Methods*
PSY304 Psychopathology
PSY305 Psychology of Personality
PSY307 Cognition
PSY308 Psychology of Learning
* Students studying by distance education attend a compulsory residential school for this subject

Compulsory Sociology Subjects

SOC101 Introductory Sociology
SOC102 Social Inequality

Minor

Students must take a minor of six subjects, at least one of which must be at Level 3, in one of the discipline areas listed below. Subjects are delivered internally at the campus or campuses specified in parentheses, however all minor sequences are also available by distance education.

• Biology (Wagga Wagga)
• English (Bathurst & Wagga Wagga)
Communication (Bathurst• History and Politics (Bathurst & Wagga Wagga)
• Human Resource Management (Bathurst, Port Macquarie & Wagga Wagga)
• Information Technology (Bathurst & Wagga Wagga)
• Justice Studies (Bathurst & Port Macquarie)
• Management (Bathurst, Port Macquarie & Wagga Wagga)
• Marketing (Bathurst, Port Macquarie & Wagga Wagga)
• Mathematics and Statistics (Wagga Wagga)
• Philosophy (Wagga Wagga)
• Social Welfare (Wagga Wagga)
• Sociology (Wagga Wagga)

Note: Students who choose Sociology as a minor complete four sociology subjects (one of which must be a Level 3 subject) in addition to the two compulsory sociology subjects (SOC101 and SOC102); they will need to choose four electives.

Details of the subjects included in each of these minors may be obtained from psychadmin@csu.edu.au. On-campus students may have to complete some or all subjects in their chosen minor by distance education mode. Students may take any six subjects from one of the areas listed provided they meet the prerequisites/assumed knowledge requirements and include at least one Level 3 subject. A minor in another discipline may be taken with the approval of the Course Coordinator: email psychadmin@csu.edu.au

Electives

The two electives (four if the minor is in Sociology) can be chosen from any of the discipline areas listed above or from the following psychology electives:
PSY211 Psychology of Crime
PSY214 Health Psychology
PSY218 Psychology of Substance Abuse
PSY219 Psychology International Experience
PSY313 Psychology and the Legal System
PSY316 Psychology of Stress and Trauma

Pass Strand

Progression into the pass strand requires a Grade Point Average (GPA) of between 5.0 and 5.99 calculated across Level 2 and 3 core psychology subjects (11), and a minimum GPA of 5.0 for the Level 3 core psychology subjects (6). Students who satisfy these criteria will complete:
PSY404 Psychological Assessment*
PSY420 Ethics and Current Issues in Psychology*
PSY436 Research Project (24 points)*
PSY437 Counselling Theory and Practice*
and two of:
PSY421 Clinical Psychology – Treatment*
PSY422 Forensic Psychology*
PSY423 Industrial/Organisational Psychology*
PSY425 Cognitive Neuroscience*
PSY427 Issues in Health Psychology*
PSY429 Psychology Advanced Topics*
* Students attend a compulsory residential school for this subject

Honours Strand

Progression into the honours strand requires a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 6.0 calculated across Level 2 and 3 core psychology subjects (11), and a minimum GPA of 5.0 for the Level 3 core psychology subjects (6). Students who satisfy these requirements, and whose application to transfer into the Honours strand is successful, will complete:
PSY404 Psychological Assessment*
PSY420 Ethics and Current Issues in Psychology*
PSY424 Psychology Honours Dissertation (32 points)*
and two of:
PSY421 Clinical Psychology - Treatment*
PSY422 Forensic Psychology*
PSY423 Industrial/Organisational Psychology*
PSY425 Cognitive Neuroscience*
PSY427 Issues in Health Psychology*
PSY429 Psychology Advanced Topics*
* Students attend a compulsory residential school for this subject

Key Subjects

PSY101 Foundations of Psychology 1
PSY102 Foundations of Psychology 2
PSY201 Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology
PSY204 Psychological Testing
PSY301 Advanced Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology
PSY309 Qualitative Research Methods

Suggested Enrolment Patterns

The following enrolment patterns illustrate how the course is usually completed at a full-time rate over four years for on-campus students, and at a part-time rate over eight years for distance education students. On-campus students may take advantage of the accelerated enrolment patterns set out for the Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) course, in order to complete the first three years of this course over two calendar years. Students who choose this option will need to ensure that they satisfy the Bachelor of Psychology course requirements. They will not be able to base any claim of special consideration on their chosen study pattern e.g., as it may relate to academic performance and progression to fourth year or transfer to Honours.

Full-time On campus (Bathurst)

Year 1
Session 1

PSY101 Foundations of Psychology 1
SOC101 Introductory Sociology
[ ] Minor or Elective
[ ] Minor or Elective
Session 2
PSY102 Foundations of Psychology 2
SOC102 Social Inequality
PSY114 Indigenous Australians and Psychology: An Introduction*
[ ] Minor or Elective

Year 2
Session 1

PSY201 Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology
PSY202 Developmental Psychology
PSY208 Biopsychology
[ ] Minor or Elective
Session 2
PSY203 Social Psychology
PSY204 Psychological Testing
[ ] Minor or Elective
[ ] Minor or Elective

Year 3
Session 1
PSY301 Advanced Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology
PSY304 Psychopathology
PSY305 Psychology of Personality
[ ] Minor or Elective
Session 2
PSY309 Qualitative Research Methods
PSY307 Cognition
PSY308 Psychology of Learning
[ ] Minor or Elective
* indicates subject is offered in the distance education mode only

Year 4
All Level 4 psychology subjects are offered in distance education mode and require attendance at compulsory residential schools.

Pass Stream via Bathurst
Session 1
PSY436 Research Project (24 points)(commenced)
PSY437 Counselling Skills (8 points)(commenced)
PSY404 Psychological Assessment
PSY420 Ethics and Current Issues in Psychology
Session 2
PSY436 Research Project (24 points)(completed)
PSY437 Counselling Skills (8 points)(completed)
Two of:
PSY421 Clinical Psychology - Treatment
PSY422 Forensic Psychology
PSY425 Cognitive Neuroscience
PSY429 Psychology Advanced Topics

Pass Stream via Wagga Wagga
Session 1
PSY436 Research Project (24 points)(commenced)^
PSY437 Counselling Skills (8 points)(commenced)^
Two of:
PSY421 Clinical Psychology - Treatment
PSY423 Industrial / Organisational Psychology
PSY427 Issues in Health Psychology
Session 2
PSY436 Research Project (24 points)(completed)
PSY437 Counselling Skills (8 points)(completed)^
PSY404 Psychological Assessment
PSY420 Ethics and Current Issues in Psychology
^compulsory residential school held at Bathurst campus

Honours Stream via Bathurst
Session 1
PSY424 Psychology Honours Dissertation (32 points)(commenced)
PSY404 Psychological Assessment
PSY420 Ethics and Current Issues in Psychology
Session 2
PSY424 Psychology Honours Dissertation (32 points)(completed)
Two of:
PSY421 Clinical Psychology - Treatment
PSY422 Forensic Psychology
PSY425 Cognitive Neuroscience
PSY429 Psychology Advanced Topics

Honours Stream via Wagga Wagga
Session 1
PSY424 Psychology Honours Dissertation (32 points)(commenced)#
Two of:
PSY421 Clinical Psychology - Treatment
PSY423 Industrial / Organisational Psychology
PSY427 Issues in Health Psychology
Session 2
PSY424 Psychology Honours Dissertation (32 points)(completed)
PSY404 Psychological Assessment
PSY420 Ethics and Current Issues in Psychology
# the first of two compulsory residential schools will be held at Bathurst campus

On campus (Port Macquarie)

Year 1
Session 1

PSY101 Foundations of Psychology 1
SOC101 Introductory Sociology
[ ] Minor or Elective
[ ] Minor or Elective
Session 2
PSY102 Foundations of Psychology 2
SOC102 Social Inequality*
PSY114 Indigenous Australians and Psychology: An Introduction*
[ ] Minor or Elective

Year 2
Session 1

PSY201 Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology
PSY202 Developmental Psychology
[ ] Minor or Elective
[ ] Minor or Elective
Session 2
PSY203 Social Psychology
PSY204 Psychological Testing
PSY208 Biopsychology*
[ ] Minor or Elective

Year 3
Session 1

PSY301 Advanced Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology
PSY305 Psychology of Personality
PSY308 Psychology of Learning *
[ ] Minor or Elective
Session 2
PSY307 Cognition
PSY309 Qualitative Research Methods
PSY304 Psychopathology*
[ ] Minor or Elective
* indicates subject is offered in the distance education mode only

Year 4
All Level 4 psychology subjects are offered in distance education mode and require attendance at compulsory residential schools.

Pass Stream via Bathurst
Session 1

PSY436 Research Project (24 points)(commenced)
PSY437 Counselling Skills (8 points)(commenced)
PSY404 Psychological Assessment
PSY420 Ethics and Current Issues in Psychology
Session 2
PSY436 Research Project (24 points)(completed)
PSY437 Counselling Skills (8 points)(completed)
Two of:
PSY421 Clinical Psychology - Treatment
PSY422 Forensic Psychology
PSY425 Cognitive Neuroscience
PSY429 Psychology Advanced Topics

Pass Stream via Wagga Wagga
Session 1

PSY436 Research Project (24 points)(commenced)^
PSY437 Counselling Skills (8 points)(commenced)^
Two of:
PSY421 Clinical Psychology - Treatment
PSY423 Industrial / Organisational Psychology
PSY427 Issues in Health Psychology
Session 2
PSY436 Research Project (24 points)(completed)
PSY437 Counselling Skills (8 points)(completed)^
PSY404 Psychological Assessment
PSY420 Ethics and Current Issues in Psychology
^compulsory residential school held at Bathurst campus

Honours Stream via Bathurst
Session 1

PSY424 Psychology Honours Dissertation (32 points)(commenced)
PSY404 Psychological Assessment
PSY420 Ethics and Current Issues in Psychology
Session 2
PSY424 Psychology Honours Dissertation (32 points)(completed)
Two of:
PSY421 Clinical Psychology - Treatment
PSY422 Forensic Psychology
PSY425 Cognitive Neuroscience
PSY429 Psychology Advanced Topics

Honours Stream via Wagga Wagga
Session 1

PSY424 Psychology Honours Dissertation (32 points)(commenced)#
Two of:
PSY421 Clinical Psychology - Treatment
PSY423 Industrial / Organisational Psychology
PSY427 Issues in Health Psychology
Session 2
PSY424 Psychology Honours Dissertation (32 points)(completed)
PSY404 Psychological Assessment
PSY420 Ethics and Current Issues in Psychology
#the first of two compulsory residential schools will be held at Bathurst campus

On campus (Wagga Wagga)

Year 1
Session 1

PSY101 Foundations of Psychology 1
SOC101 Introductory Sociology
[ ] Minor or Elective
[ ] Minor or Elective
Session 2
PSY102 Foundations of Psychology 2
SOC102 Social Inequality
PSY114 Indigenous Australians and Psychology: An Introduction*
[ ] Minor or Elective

Year 2
Session 1

PSY201 Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology
PSY202 Developmental Psychology
[ ] Minor or Elective
[ ] Minor or Elective
Session 2
PSY203 Social Psychology
PSY204 Psychological Testing
PSY208 Biopsychology*
[ ] Minor or Elective

Year 3
Session 1

PSY301 Advanced Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology
PSY304 Psychopathology
PSY305 Psychology of Personality
[ ] Minor or Elective

Session 2
PSY309 Qualitative Research Methods
PSY307 Cognition
PSY308 Psychology of Learning
[ ] Minor or Elective
* indicates subject is offered in the distance education mode only

Year 4
All Level 4 psychology subjects are offered in distance education mode and require attendance at compulsory residential schools.

Pass Stream via Bathurst
Session 1

PSY436 Research Project (24 points)(commenced)
PSY437 Counselling Skills (8 points)(commenced)
PSY404 Psychological Assessment
PSY420 Ethics and Current Issues in Psychology
Session 2
PSY436 Research Project (24 points)(completed)
PSY437 Counselling Skills (8 points)(completed)
Two of:
PSY421 Clinical Psychology - Treatment
PSY422 Forensic Psychology
PSY425 Cognitive Neuroscience
PSY429 Psychology Advanced Topics

Pass Stream via Wagga Wagga
Session 1

PSY436 Research Project (24 points)(commenced)^
PSY437 Counselling Skills (8 points)(commenced)^
Two of:
PSY421 Clinical Psychology - Treatment
PSY423 Industrial / Organisational Psychology
PSY427 Issues in Health Psychology
Session 2
PSY436 Research Project (24 points)(completed)
PSY437 Counselling Skills (8 points)(completed)^
PSY404 Psychological Assessment
PSY420 Ethics and Current Issues in Psychology
^compulsory residential school held at Bathurst campus

Honours Stream via Bathurst
Session 1

PSY424 Psychology Honours Dissertation (32 points)(commenced)
PSY404 Psychological Assessment
PSY420 Ethics and Current Issues in Psychology
Session 2
PSY424 Psychology Honours Dissertation (32 points)(completed)
Two of:
PSY421 Clinical Psychology - Treatment
PSY422 Forensic Psychology
PSY425 Cognitive Neuroscience
PSY429 Psychology Advanced Topics

Honours Stream via Wagga Wagga
Session 1

PSY424 Psychology Honours Dissertation (32 points)(commenced)#
Two of:
PSY421 Clinical Psychology - Treatment
PSY423 Industrial / Organisational Psychology
PSY427 Issues in Health Psychology
Session 2
PSY424 Psychology Honours Dissertation (32 points)(completed)
PSY404 Psychological Assessment
PSY420 Ethics and Current Issues in Psychology
#the first of two compulsory residential schools will be held at Bathurst campus

Distance education

Year 1
Session 1

PSY101 Foundations of Psychology 1
SOC101 Introductory Sociology
Session 2
PSY102 Foundations of Psychology 2
SOC102 Social Inequality

Year 2
Session 1

PSY202 Developmental Psychology
[ ] Minor or Elective
Session 2
PSY114 Indigenous Australians and Psychology: An Introduction
[ ] Minor or Elective

Year 3
Session 1

PSY201 Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology
PSY204 Psychological Testing
Session 2
[ ] Minor or Elective
[ ] Minor or Elective

Year 4
Session 1

[ ] Minor or Elective
[ ] Minor or Elective
Session 2
PSY203 Social Psychology
PSY208 Biopsychology

Years 5-6
Students must complete:
PSY301 Advanced Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology (Session 1)
PSY304 Psychopathology (Session 2)
PSY305 Psychology of Personality (Session 1)
PSY307 Cognition (Session 2)
PSY308 Psychology of Learning (Session 1)
PSY309 Qualitative Research Methods (Session 2)

Year 5
Session 1

PSY301 Advanced Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology (residential school)
[ ] Core Level 3 PSY subject or Minor or Elective
Session 2
PSY309 Qualitative Research Methods (residential school)
[ ] Core Level 3 PSY subject or Minor or Elective

Year 6
Session 1

[ ] Core Level 3 PSY subject or Minor or Elective
[ ] Core Level 3 PSY subject or Minor or Elective
Session 2
[ ] Core Level 3 PSY subject or Minor or Elective
[ ] Core Level 3 PSY subject or Minor or Elective

Years 7-8
All Level 4 psychology subjects are offered in distance education mode and require attendance at compulsory residential schools.

Pass Stream via Bathurst

Year 7
Session 1

PSY404 Psychological Assessment
PSY420 Ethics and Current Issues in Psychology
Session 2
Two of:
PSY421 Clinical Psychology - Treatment
PSY422 Forensic Psychology
PSY425 Cognitive Neuroscience
PSY429 Psychology Advanced Topics

Year 8
Session 1

PSY436 Research Project (24 points)(commenced)
PSY437 Counselling Skills (8 points)(commenced)
Session 2
PSY436 Research Project (24 points)(completed)
PSY437 Counselling Skills (8 points)(completed)

Pass Stream via Wagga Wagga

Year 7
Session 1

Two of:
PSY421 Clinical Psychology - Treatment
PSY423 Industrial / Organisational Psychology
PSY427 Issues in Health Psychology
Session 2
PSY404 Psychological Assessment
PSY420 Ethics and Current Issues in Psychology

Year 8
Session 1

PSY436 Research Project (24 points)(commenced)^
PSY437 Counselling Skills (8 points)(commenced)^
Session 2
PSY436 Research Project (24 points)(completed)
PSY437 Counselling Skills (8 points)(completed)^
^compulsory residential school held at Bathurst campus

Honours Stream via Bathurst

Year 7
Session 1

PSY404 Psychological Assessment
PSY420 Ethics and Current Issues in Psychology
Session 2
Two of:
PSY421 Clinical Psychology - Treatment
PSY422 Forensic Psychology
PSY425 Cognitive Neuroscience
PSY429 Psychology Advanced Topics

Year 8
Session 1

PSY424 Psychology Honours Dissertation (32 points)(commenced)
Session 2
PSY424 Psychology Honours Dissertation (32 points)(completed)

Honours Stream via Wagga Wagga

Year 7
Session 1

Two of:
PSY421 Clinical Psychology - Treatment
PSY423 Industrial / Organisational Psychology
PSY427 Issues in Health Psychology
Session 2
PSY404 Psychological Assessment
PSY420 Ethics and Current Issues in Psychology

Year 8
Session 1

PSY424 Psychology Honours Dissertation (32 points)(commenced)#
Session 2
PSY424 Psychology Honours Dissertation (32 points)(completed)
# the first of two compulsory residential schools will be held at Bathurst campus

Graduation requirements

As a CSU student, throughout your course you have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to your discipline. This ongoing development will enable you to effectively participate in your course and graduate prepared to enter the workforce.

To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 256 points.

Fees and costs

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident find out more about domestic fees. Eligible students can defer these fees through the HECS-HELP government student loan system.

If you are an international student, find out more about international fees.

Additional course-related expenses you may need to consider.

  • Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).
  • Textbooks (you may be able to purchase these second-hand).
  • Travel and accommodation expenses for any workplace learning, field trips or residential schools.
  • Uniforms (e.g. shirts, polo tops, scrubs or overalls).

Tax deductions: in some instances you may be able to claim a tax deduction for self-education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice to find out if you qualify.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about domestic fees.

Eligible students can defer these fees through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government student loan system.

Additional costs you may need to consider include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

If you are not an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about international fees.

Additional costs you may need to consider include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

In some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self-education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

Already studied with CSU? Our 10 per cent Alumni discount applies to this course.

Online students receive one free textbook per subject.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about domestic fees.

If you are not an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about international fees. Additional costs you may need to consider include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

Support

Finishing high school this year? Taking a few years off to find out what you really want to do in life? Need to attend classes from anywhere in the world?

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When it comes to postgraduate study, we understand that having the right kind of support is key to your success. You’ll enjoy flexible learning that allows you to fit study into your life, at a time that suits you. Our team are only a phone call or email away and you can even use our online chat for any questions you may have. We can also help you connect with scholarships, grants, loans, and assistance that can make further study affordable. At CSU, we’re with you every step of the way.

As a HDR candidate, we recognise you’ll need specialised support to help you achieve your research goals. Our dedicated Research Office is your central point of contact for researchers and supervisors. CSU also has a number of Research Support Services designed to support researchers, supervisors and HDR candidates across their research endeavours and careers. Academic and personal support is available including Indigenous services, international support, counselling, disability services, equity and diversity, health information, spiritual support, mentoring, child care support, professional development and more.

Prospective Higher Degree by Research candidates may apply for a scholarship to cover their tuition fees, living costs and research costs. Please visit the CSU Higher Degree by Research Scholarships for more information. The main round of Australian Government funded Research Training Program scholarships is open for applications in September and October each year.

We have a wide range of scholarships available to help you with the costs of studying at CSU. There are scholarships based on academic performance or your personal circumstances. Other scholarships and grants cover specific costs like accommodation and textbooks, and some offer funds that you can use in any way to enhance your university experience. Find a scholarship to suit your needs and apply now.

Indigenous students can access the Indigenous Academic Success Program (IASP). This free program is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled at CSU. It gives you one-on-one access to tutors to help you with your assessments and prepare you for exams.

International students

Gain an internationally recognised qualification with CSU at one of our vibrant regional campuses, or study online from the comfort of your own home - anywhere in the world!

You can also study accounting, business and information technology courses at a CSU Study Centre in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney.

Browse through the tabs below for more information or visit our International website to discover more about an Australian university experience like no other.

Please note: if you choose to study online with CSU, the course study mode will not meet necessary requirements for granting Australian student visas.

There are minimum Academic and English Language requirements for admission to CSU courses. These requirements ensure that our students have the best chance for success. Minimum requirements can vary from country to country, so please take some time to review our entry requirements  before starting your application. If you cannot find the requirements for your country please contact us.

At CSU, we understand that you are making a financial investment in your future and we want to make sure that you receive the best value for money for your education. That’s why our students enjoy more affordable course tuition fees than other Australian universities, while still receiving a high standard of education.

Tuition fees are set for the duration of your course and don’t go up each year.

CSU Alumni receive a discount on fee-paying postgraduate courses – so if you study your bachelor’s degree with us, and decide to continue your studies at CSU, you could save 10 per cent off your postgraduate tuition.

Please note: whether you study on campus or online, textbooks and other items that you may be required to purchase during your study are not included in the tuition fees.

More information on tuition and other fees.

More information on fees for on-campus study in Australia.

Aside from course tuition fees, all students who choose to study on campus incur other fees such as accommodation, Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and other living expenses.

If you choose to study online, some subjects may require you to attend compulsory residential schools in Australia. Residential schools are held on campus in Australia for up to five days during certain sessions.

Please check the residential schools tab in the Course highlights section above (or your offer of admission if your application is successful) for more information on which subjects may have a residential school component.

Online courses for international students do not meet the requirement for an Australian Student Visa, therefore you will need to check that you can obtain an appropriate visa for any residential school session. For more information about visas, visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection. More information about residential schools can be found on our Future Students Hub.

CSU campuses offer a uniquely Australian living experience. Most of our campuses have accommodation on-site with many of the buildings nestled among gum trees with native wildlife like kangaroos and kookaburras sharing the space. Off-campus accommodation options can also be arranged.

Few universities in Australia can match the range of accommodation available at CSU’s campuses. Campus life offers all the facilities of a small village with community spirit, helping you to meet lots of new friends while living in a safe and secure environment.

Find out more about CSU’s accommodation options.

Whether you choose to study online or on campus, our international support services can make all the difference. From managing visa requirements to study support, and career advice, we’ve got you covered and our friendly staff will help make your university experience one you will never forget.

At CSU, we work with trained international recruitment agents in more than 40 countries to help you find the course and study option that is right for you. Our agents can assist you to apply for study either on campus in Australia or online. Depending on your country of citizenship you may be required to apply to CSU via an agent. Visit our International agents page for more information.

How to apply

Applying to CSU is easy. Choose how you want to apply below, or get in touch with CSU and we can help you with your application.

Universities Admissions Centre
(UAC)

Are you a school leaver wanting to study on campus?

Important dates

30 Sep 2017
UAC on time applications close

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre
(VTAC)

Want to study at Albury-Wodonga Campus and don’t live in NSW or ACT?

Important dates

16 Jan 2018
VTAC first round offers released

Charles Sturt University
(CSU)

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

30 Oct 2017
2018 Session 1 Application closing date

30 Oct 2017
2017 Session 3 Extended Application date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

Check the full list of application dates open_in_new

Apply direct to CSU

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

30 Oct 2017
2018 Session 1 Application closing date

30 Oct 2017
2017 Session 3 Extended Application date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

Check the full list of application dates open_in_new

Apply anytime

Applications for our research degrees can be lodged at any time. Before applying, you should make contact with the appropriate Sub-Dean of Graduate Studies.

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