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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Psychology (Counselling and Interpersonal Skills)

Course code: #MBPU

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Psychology (Counselling and Interpersonal Skills)

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Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $30,800 AUD

  • Application fee

    Free

  • Duration

    3 years

  • PSW

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    63 out of 100

  • CRICOS Code

    081882A

Highlights
Industry Placement
Practical Experience

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-February 31-January-2023 2023-01-31
Winter-July 30-June-2023 2023-06-30

Overview

Bachelor of Psychology (Counselling and Interpersonal Skills)

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 various courses covering behavioural research methodologies, cognitive and technical skills and counselling practice.

You will apply your knowledge in a real-world environment when completing an industry placement during your final year of study.

You will also have the opportunity to explore further specific areas of interest with a series of specialist psychology courses (these courses are subject to student demand and staff availability). The courses include:

  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Psychophysiology of Sleep
  • Health Psychology
  • Conservation Psychology
  • Language, Context and Social Behaviour
  • Work and Organisational Psychology

This is the only undergraduate university degree in South Australia specialising in counselling and interpersonal skills.

Graduates will come away with a strong understanding of psychological issues, as well as the analytical, communication and interpersonal skills needed to work with individuals, groups and communities. 

In addition, you will learn from industry experts and award-winning researchers at a university ranked number one in the state for research in psychology. 

Practical experience is also a key focus of this hands-on degree, and during your third year of study, you will embark on real-world industry placements

International study opportunities are also available through the student exchange program.

1The only university in SA to have all its assessed Psychology and Cognitive Sciences research rated well-above world standard. 

2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).

 

Real-world connections

As part of your studies, you will complete an industry placement in your final year. 

This practical component is a major focus of your studies and provides valuable hands-on experience and the opportunity for you to build important industry connections.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$36,000

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $8,184
Accommodation 1 bed room $5,200
Tuition 1 person $30,800

Hourly wage

Min wage

21.38 AUD / 1 hour

in Australia every student can work 40 hour per fortnight

Required documents

  • A certified copy of the personal details page and signature page of your passport.
  • Certified copies of academic transcripts and graduation certificates, including information on your institution’s grading system, as required.
  • English language test results (e.g. IELTS or TOEFL) where applicable.
  • Detailed syllabi/course outlines of previous studies if you are applying for credit or advanced standing.
  • Additional academic and employer references, if required

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6
-
listening
6
writing
-
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

60
-
listening
18
writing
-
speaking
18
reading

PTE

50
-
listening
50
writing
-
speaking
50
reading

Cambridge

169
-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

Successful completion of the Centre for English Language at the University of South Australia (CELUSA) Academic English Program: Level 4 (AE4)

 

If you do not meet the English language entry requirements, you can successful completion of the Centre for the English Language at the University of South Australia (CELUSA) Academic English Program. 

 
If they successfully complete the AE program at an appropriate level, students applying to these institutions will not need to take IELTS or any other English language test. Depending on their English level upon commencement of the AE program and their required IELTS score for further studies, students will study for between 10 and 40 weeks.


Academic background and requirement

Prerequisites

None

Assumed Knowledge

None

 

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 program or an equivalent program in your home country or a recognised Pathway or Foundation Studies Program.

If you are an international student studying Year 12 in Australia, you need to apply via the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC). 

 

India (best 4): 63%

 

Canada High School (OSSD): 65%

 

Iran: Pre-University Certificate, National High School Diploma

Successful completion of the Pre-University Certificate OR High School Diploma

 

Applicants are required to meet one of the following criteria with a competitive result and demonstrate that they fulfil any prerequisite requirements and essential requirements for admission:

 

Recent secondary education
Meet any prerequisite requirements with a minimum grade of C- or equivalent
AND

  • Qualify for the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) and achieve a competitive Selection Rank (ATAR), or
  • Complete secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE, or
  • Complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points

Applicants who have not achieved the Selection Rank required for automatic selection may be selected for any remaining places based on the grades of their year 12 subjects.

OR
Higher education study

  • 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 the undergraduate level or above

OR
Vocational Education and Training (VET)

  • Complete an award from a registered training organisation at Certificate IV or above

OR
Work and life experience

  • Qualify for Special Entry, or
  • Complete a UniSA Foundation Studies program or equivalent, or
  • Hold completed secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE obtained more than 2 years in the past

 

Career opportunities

  • student support worker
  • community development officer
  • drug and alcohol case worker
  • disability support officer
  • counsellor
  • youth worker

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