Key information

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Study mode

Online
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Campus locations

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Duration

1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
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Admission information

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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

Session 1 201830

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

  • This course is not available to international students.

Course highlights

The Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Honours) allows you to pursue advanced study in psychology. You will complete four coursework subjects and a research dissertation.

Prepare for a career as a psychologist

After graduation, you may apply for provisional registration as a psychologist. You could then become eligible for general registration as a psychologist with at least two years of practical experience.

Flexible online study

This course is delivered online allowing you to balance your studies with your other commitments. You will learn using a range of online resources and communication tools.

Take your studies further

As a graduate, you may be eligible to apply for a range of postgraduate study programs.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.

The course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.

The course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.

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
PSY420 Ethics and Current Issues in Psychology
PSY421 Clinical Psychology - Treatment
PSY425 Cognitive Science
PSY422 Forensic Psychology
PSY429 Psychology Advanced Topics
PSY424 Psychology Honours Dissertation
PSY404 Psychological Assessment

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.

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Career opportunities

Psychological knowledge is relevant to, and valued in, almost every industry and workplace. Psychology qualifications will allow you to pursue employment in diverse fields.

Allied health services

Provide counselling and wellbeing services through social welfare positions or, once you have become registered, go into professional practice.

Multiple prospects

Work with large and small companies or consulting firms in the areas of marketing, management and human resource management, or work in schools, community services or corrections.

Become a registered psychologist with further training

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

Psychological knowledge is relevant to, and valued in, almost every industry and workplace. Psychology qualifications will allow you to pursue employment in diverse fields.

Allied health services

Provide counselling and wellbeing services through social welfare positions or, once you have become registered, go into professional practice.

Multiple prospects

Work with large and small companies or consulting firms in the areas of marketing, management and human resource management, or work in schools, community services or corrections.

Become a registered psychologist with further training

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 Social Science (Psychology) (Honours) is only available to study on campus.

The Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Honours) is only available to study online.

You can study the Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Honours) online or on campus.

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Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
DirectOnlineBathurstFPOSYNNJAPZ
DirectOnlineBathurstCGSYNNEAPZ

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

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

Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
DirectOnlineBathurstFPOSYNNJAPZ
DirectOnlineBathurstCGSYNNEAPZ

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

Bridget Evans - Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)

“I got to study something that I loved and CSU has amazing lecturers. I’m looking to study further so I’m hoping to do my Masters in Social Work.”

Bridget Evans - Bachelor of Social Science (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 Social Science (Psychology) (Honours) is designed to provide students with the opportunity for advanced study in psychology. This course provides an avenue to postgraduate training. It also satisfies the minimum academic requirements for provisional registration as a Psychologist.

Students must complete:

two core coursework subjects (16 points) two elective subjects (16 Points) Dissertation (32 points)

PSY404 Psychological Assessment *
PSY420 Ethics and Current Issues in Psychology *
PSY421 Clinical Psychology Treatment
PSY422 Forensic Psychology
PSY423 Industrial / Organisational Psychology
PSY424 Psychology Honours Dissertation (32 points)*
PSY425 Cognitive Science
PSY427 Issues in Health Psychology
PSY429 Psychology Advanced Topics

* Core subject

Subjects within the Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Honours) are offered either through the Bathurst campus or the Wagga Wagga campus. The suggested enrolment patterns below are for students who complete the course either through Bathurst or through Wagga Wagga. However, it is possible for students to alter this pattern by choosing to enrol in subjects at different campuses, some at Bathurst and some at Wagga Wagga. The consequence of this is that students may need to attend different campuses for residential schools.

Part Time Bathurst

Session 1 (Year 1)

PSY404 Psychological Assessment
PSY420 Ethics and Current Issues in Psychology

Session 2 (Year 1)

and two from:
PSY421 Clinical Psychology Treatment
PSY422 Forensic Psychology
PSY425 Cognitive Science
PSY429 Psychology Advanced Topics

Session 1 (Year 2)

PSY424 Psychology Honours Dissertation (32 points) (commenced)

Session 2 (Year 2)

PSY424 Psychology Honours Dissertation (32 points) (completed)

Part Time Wagga Wagga

Session 1 (Year 1)

Two from
PSY421 Clinical Psychology Treatment
PSY423 Industrial / Organisational Psychology
PSY427 Issues in Health Psychology

Session 2 (Year 2)

PSY404 Psychological Assessment
PSY420 Ethics and Current Issues in Psychology

Session 1 (Year 2)

PSY424 Psychology Honours Dissertation (32 points) (commenced)

Session 2 (Year 2)

PSY424 Psychology Honours Dissertation (32 points) (completed)

Full time enrolment is subject to approval by the course coordinator.

All subjects in this course require attendance at compulsory residential schools, which may be scheduled at either Bathurst or Wagga Wagga campus. More information is available from psychadmin@csu.edu.au.

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 64 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.

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.

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

28 Sep 2017
VTAC on time applications close

10 Oct 2017
VTAC special consideration (SEAS) applications close

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

29 Sep 2017
2017 Session 3 Late Application date

30 Oct 2017
2018 Session 1 Application closing date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

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Apply direct to CSU

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

Important dates

29 Sep 2017
2017 Session 3 Late Application date

30 Oct 2017
2018 Session 1 Application closing date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

Check the full list of application dates open_in_new

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