You can study psychology at UQ through the Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Bachelor of Psychological Science (BPsySc degrees).
All three programs have approved sequences of study that are accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). All three degrees are recognised by employers and meets degree requirements for provisional registration as a psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
The School of Psychology's course offerings are designed to meet several goals:
You can apply for all three programs through the Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre, and upon successful completion of the honours year, you can apply for further training in one of our postgraduate programs.
Entry to the honours year is competitive based on grade point average (GPA). Students in the Bachelor of Psychological Science are guaranteed a place in fourth year (either the pass stream or the honours stream depending on GPA).
|Apply though QTAC||Bachelor of Arts||Honours||Provisional Registration
(e.g., Research Masters, Master of Counselling, Master of Social Work)
|Bachelor of Science|
|Bachelor of Psychological Science||Honours|
Psychologist registration is covered by national legislation under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme and The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is the organisation responsible for the implementation of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme across Australia.
For general psychologist registration, the minimum requirement is currently an approved six-year program of study. This will normally involve:
Registration is necessary before you can gain employment as, or even call yourself, a psychologist.
For further information on registration, please visit the Psychology Board of Australia website.