Studying Psychology

Psychology is becoming an evermore popular subject in to study in higher education institutions across Australia. It is diverse and rewarding subject that appeals to students going straight to university from high school as well as older students transitioning to a new career.

Psychology students learn about the interventions, strategies and treatment methods that can be employed to help people lead happier, healthier and more productive lives. They will also focus on the factors of human behaviour, intelligence, personality and the things that contribute to individual and group wellbeing.

Psychology students will also graduate with a detailed understanding of psychological research methodology, including the ability to design, conduct and evaluate psychological research as well as advanced communication skills and the use of high level problem solving and critical thinking skills.

It’s important when choosing a psychology degree to ensure that the course is accredited by a student the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), as only graduates of APAC accredited and Psychology Board Of Australia approved courses are eligible to register to practice as a psychologist.

Before being able to be eligible for general registration to practice as a psychologist, students must first complete a minimum of six years education and training. There are several pathways which students can follow to achieve this.

Careers In Psychology

Psychology offers many highly satisfying and diverse areas to work in. Qualified psychologists possess a set of unique skills that are highly valued in many workplaces including private practices, hospitals, schools, prisons, market research, consulting firms, the defence force, academic and applied research settings – and many more.

Types Of Psychology

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Educational And Development Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Organisational Psychology
  • Sport And Exercise Psychology
  • Community Psychology
  • Counselling Psychology