Bachelor of Psychological Science

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What is a Bachelor of Psychological Science?

The Bachelor of Psychological Science is designed to equip you with a broad theoretical base in psychology and introduce you to the application of the skills, tools and techniques of the discipline. This is your first step towards one of the many careers for which psychological knowledge and skills are essential. This course is currently seeking accreditation by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

During this Psychological Science degree, you will gain a foundation of psychological knowledge and the ability to analyse, critique and apply this knowledge in a culturally appropriate manner. You will develop your communication skills, as well as an understanding of the importance of ethics and values, and their role in psychology. In addition to specialised studies in psychology, you will undertake a range of other subjects to strengthen transferrable skills and broaden your education, outlook and employability.


Learning outcomes

  • Integrate concepts, theories, and key proponents of the discipline of psychology.
  • Evaluate innovative and evidence-based psychological solutions to complex problems in a variety of professional settings.
  • Apply ethical and respectful communication skills to positively impact diversity in a professional context.
  • Exercise critical judgement skills in psychological literacy for advocacy and empowerment with a social justice professional focus.
  • Exhibit inclusive interpersonal skills to collaborate within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Optimise learning opportunities and psychological skills from a range of contexts to support personal and professional growth.
  • Critique and articulate evidence and research in a variety of formats in the social and behavioural sciences.
Study mode
Campus locations
Course duration
3 years full time, 6 years part time
Start date
3 June 2024
16 Sep 2024
17 Feb 2025
02 Jun 2025
15 Sep 2025
Fees & scholarships

This is an AQF Level 7 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd.

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Ultimate flexibility
With the option to study full or part time and all your course materials online, you can tailor your study to suit your lifestyle.

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Learn from psychology specialists
Our academics understand where the Nutrition industry is heading and will guide you on your learning journey.

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Personal approach
Small class sizes, Success Coaches and personal support from your lecturer mean you’re not just another number at our university.
Understand the mind and human behaviour with our new degree in Psychological Science, delivered 100 per cent online.
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Career opportunities

Successfully completing a Bachelor of Psychological Science will open doors for you in a range of fields. Support wellbeing in community-focused roles or use your skills in advertising or human resources.

  • Community Health Officer
    Average salary: $81,500 - $121,114
  • Case Manager
    Average salary: $78,610 - $114,408
  • Youth Worker
    Average salary: $66,258 - $92,241
  • Human Resources Manager
    Average salary: $113,343 - $146,609
  • Health Information Manager
    Average salary: $91,555 – $127,545
  • Health Policy Advisor
    Average salary: $103,000 - $116,000

Subjects and units

Delivered online, this course comprises 20 core subjects and 4 electives, each subject requiring 10 hours of study per week; three hours facilitated and seven self-directed. Assessments may include activity-based assignments or online quizzes. There are no formal exams. 

Students planning to undertake Honours in Psychology at another Australian University must successfully complete the STAT2000 Quantitative Analysis subject. 

It is recommended that students select 4 electives from one of the following specialisations: 
Counselling/Community Services
Health and Wellness
Business/Human Resources

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Electives


These eight core subjects must be completed.

Core subjects

  • The Evolution of Psychology | HPSYSD101
  • Lifespan Development | HCCSSD104
  • Brain and Behaviour | HPSYSD103
  • Evidence-based Practice | EBP107A
  • Fundamentals of Personal and Social Behaviour | HPSYSD104
  • Mental Health | HCCSSD103
  • Person-Centred Practice | HCCSSD102
  • Social and Emotional Wellbeing | HWEL2006


These six core subjects must be completed. Additionally you're required to select two elective from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Psychology of Personality | HPSYSD201
  • First Peoples Cultures, History and Health | FPH201
  • Social Psychology | HPSYSD203
  • Biological and Learning Psychology | HPSYSD202
  • Diversity and Inclusion | HCCSSD202
  • Social Justice | HCCSSD205


These six core subjects must be completed. Additionally you're required to select two elective from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Cognition and Human Performance | HPSYSD304
  • Principles of Psychological Assessment | HPSYSD305
  • Twenty First Century Psychology - Issues and Applications | PSY301
  • Abnormal Psychology | HPSYSD302
  • Critical Literature Review | CLR308A
  • Empowerment and Advocacy | HCCSSD309

Business Human Resources

  • Understanding People and Organisations | BIZ102
  • Organisational Pschology - Worker and Workplace Wellbeing | PSY101
  • Organisational Psychology - Human Factors | PSY302
  • Corporate Health | HWEL2010

Counselling / Community Services

  • Case Management and Understanding Community Services | HCCSSD101
  • Mediation and Conflict | HCCSSD203
  • Chronic Illness and Disability | HCCSSD206
  • Environmental Change and Resilience | HCCSSD207
  • Understanding Addictions | HCCSSD301
  • Child Protection | HCCSSD308
  • Grief, Loss and Death | HCCSSD310

Health and Well-Being

  • Health Promotion | HPR200A
  • Understanding Health | HWEL2002A
  • Understanding Addictions | HCCSSD301
  • Positive Ageing | POA304

Study pathways

Torrens University offers undergraduate and postgraduate students with flexible entry options and study pathways. Whether you prefer a full program or a modular approach, we can tailor your studies to your needs. Start your journey with an undergraduate diploma or bachelor degree, or grow your career with a postgraduate qualification.

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Let us customise a study plan and pathway for you.


  • Graduate Certificate courses ( 2 options )
    • Graduate Certificate of Counselling

      Domestic students only

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      Complete just four subjects to expand your knowledge in a specific area, or take the first step towards your Masters.

    • Graduate Certificate of Public Health

      CRICOS 097405K

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      Complete just four subjects to expand your knowledge in a specific area, or take the first step towards your Masters.

  • Graduate Diploma courses ( 2 options )
    • Graduate Diploma of Counselling

      Domestic students only

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      Complete four more subjects to expand or deepen your knowledge in a specific area.

    • Graduate Diploma of Public Health

      CRICOS 097406J

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      Complete four more subjects to expand or deepen your knowledge in a specific area.

  • Master courses ( 2 options )
    • Master of Counselling

      Domestic students only

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      Become a specialist in your field, or take the first step towards your Doctorate degree.

    • Master of Public Health

      CRICOS 097404M

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      Become a specialist in your field, or take the first step towards your Doctorate degree.

Entry details


Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.


Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP


If you are truly passionate about health, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of health scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the health industry:

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as a domestic student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Australian secondary school certificate, or equivalent


Successful completion of a Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4), or above


Successful completion of at least 0.5 EFTSL at AQF level 5, 0.25 EFTSL at AQF level 6 or above, or equivalent

The below is an alternative option.

Successful completion of Year 10 or equivalent, and a minimum three years of full time relevant work experience that demonstrates skills and knowledge gained through paid or unpaid employment, formal learning and/or non-formal learning (presented on a current resume with attached cover letter).

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Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
  • What if  I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?
  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?

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