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									further study                                                          for more information
After completing a bachelor degree, students may apply
to enter a fourth-year program in psychology, counselling
                                                                       Full details of courses are published on the UTAS website
or rehabilitation counselling:
                                                                       or contact
• Psychology honours is required for entry to professional training
                                                                       School of Psychology
  and postgraduate study in psychology. The psychology honours
                                                                       University of Tasmania
  program provides training in research, advanced theoretical
  topics and an introduction to professional training. Admission       Private Bag 30                                                                               FAcUlTY OF ScIENcE, ENgINEERINg & TEchNOlOgY
  to the honours program is based on academic merit. Following         Hobart, Tasmania 7001
  completion of psychology honours, further studies can be             Phone: (03) 6226 2250
  undertaken at masters or doctoral level in a professional            Email: Susan.Jopling@utas.edu.au
  training program, e.g., clinical psychology or a research            Locked Bag 1342
  higher degree.                                                       Launceston, Tasmania 7250
• The integrated program in counselling and rehabilitation             Phone: (03) 6324 3191
  counselling provides alternative applied training that equips        Email: A.Rooney@utas.edu.au
  students with the skills and knowledge required for employment       www.utas.edu.au/psychol
  in a range of counselling or rehabilitation counselling roles. The
  counselling and rehabilitation counselling courses are HECS
  based and are offered at graduate diploma and masters levels.
On completion of an accredited four-year program of study in
psychology, further study can be undertaken at masters and/
or doctoral level in a professional training program, e.g., clinical
psychology, or a graduate research degree such as an MSc or PhD.

professional recognition
Membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)
requires a four-year accredited degree followed by at least a
two-year postgraduate degree. To register as a psychologist
in Tasmania, either a four-year accredited degree followed by
appropriate supervised experience, or two years of postgraduate
training is required.
Undergraduate, honours and postgraduate programs offered
by the School of Psychology are accredited by the APS.

entry requirements
There is no prerequisite for enrolment in first-year psychology,
but students need to meet the entry requirements for their
intended degree program. Mid-year entry is also possible.
Entry to the BPsych is available to applicants with a tertiary entry
score of 85 and above. There will be a further BPsych intake in Year
3 with applications assessed on the basis of academic merit in
Years 1 and 2.

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                                                                         The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology
                                                                         encourages applicants from all equity groups.
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Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour, human experience     To complete a psychology major in a three-year degree, students need                           course content
and mental processes. It considers explanations and causes of         to study eight psychology units (100% unit weight). Students planning
                                                                                                                                                                     In the first year of undergraduate study students are introduced to the
behaviour and applies that knowledge to help individuals and groups   a career in psychology need to complete an accredited psychology
                                                                      sequence of 12 units (150% unit weight) within an arts, behavioural                            core areas of psychology, providing the foundation for intermediate
in clinical settings, education, employment and the community.
                                                                      science or science degree (see below), and then progress to honours                            and advanced study at second and third year. Core topics over the
Psychologists study both normal and abnormal behaviour and the
                                                                      (Year 4) and postgraduate studies.                                                             three years include:
mental processes of individuals from early childhood to old age.
                                                                                                                                                                     • learning, memory and cognition
careers in psychology                                                 course map for an accredited psychology                                                        • clinical and abnormal psychology
The knowledge and skills gained through studying psychology
                                                                      sequence in the bbehavsc, ba and bsc degrees                                                   • social psychology
provide a sound basis for careers in areas where a good                                                                                                              • lifespan developmental psychology
                                                                      Year 1:      Psychology, 4 units (50%)
understanding of human behaviour, sound communication and                          Other subjects, 4 units (50%)                                                     • biological bases of behaviour
interpersonal skills, and well-developed research and analytical                                                                                                     • sensation and perception
                                                                      Year 2:      Psychology, 4 units (50%)
abilities are vital. Graduates with a psychology major find                                                                                                          • individual differences in abilities and personality
                                                                                   Other subjects, 4 units (50%)
employment in the public sector and in business, in areas such as:                                                                                                   • research methods in psychology
                                                                      Year 3:       Psychology, 4 units (50%)                                                        • psychological assessment and testing
• health and human services
                                                                                    Other subjects, 4 units (50%)
• education (after a completing a teaching qualification)                                                                                                            Applied topics offered at advanced level include:
• community welfare                                                                                                                                                  • health and rehabilitation psychology
• employment and training                                             Year 4: Psychology honours (100%)                                                              • educational psychology
• management and marketing                                                                                                                                           • organisational psychology
                                                                      Year 5 onwards:            Specialist professional training                                    • psychology and law
Employment opportunities for graduates with fourth-year
                                                                                                 or research higher degree                                           • psychology of language
and postgraduate training in psychology include:
• clinical psychology                                                 Students can also study an accredited four-year psychology program                             • cross-cultural psychology
• child and adolescent services                                       within the BPsych. There is a quota on places in the BPsych program                            • community and environmental psychology
• sport psychology                                                    and entry is on the basis of academic merit.                                                   • learning and skilled performance
• rehabilitation services
                                                                      course map for the bpsych                                                                      Practical work is an important component of the undergraduate
• educational guidance                                                                                                                                               program, providing students with the opportunity to develop sound
• disability services                                                 Year 1:      Psychology, 4 units (50%)                                                         problem solving, research, analytical and reporting skills.
• organisational psychology                                                        Other subjects, 4 units (50%)
• the defence forces                                                  Year 2:      Psychology, 4 units (50%)
                                                                                                                                                                     what makes us distinctive?
• forensic services                                                                Other subjects, 4 units (50%)                                                     Students at the University of Tasmania have the opportunity to gain
studying psychology                                                   Year 3: Psychology, 8 units (100%)
                                                                                                                                                                     knowledge and skills and conduct research in focus areas:
                                                                      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   • Applied psychology – hazard management and community
At the University of Tasmania, psychology can be studied as a
                                                                      Year 4: Psychology honours (100%)                                                                resilience, psychology and law, language and social development,
major in general degree programs for arts, science and business,
                                                                      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------     workplace behaviour
or within the specialist three-year Bachelor of Behavioural Science
(BBehavSc) and four-year Bachelor of Psychology (BPsych) degrees.     Year 5 onwards:            Specialist professional training                                    • Clinical and health psychology – psychophysiology of disordered
Elective studies in psychology can also be undertaken in other                                   or research higher degree                                             behaviours, substance use and abuse, childhood psychological
degree programs including health science, medical research, social                                                                                                     disorders, and health interventions
                                                                      Graduates with majors in other disciplines who wish to complete
science, computing, information systems, education and fine arts.                                                                                                    • Cognitive neuroscience – cognitive psychophysiology,
                                                                      undergraduate studies in Psychology can do so through the Graduate
The degree you choose will depend primarily on the other subjects                                                                                                      human motor control, neuropsychology, and cognitive
                                                                      Diploma of Science.
you wish to study.                                                                                                                                                     processes in ageing

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