The Honours year consists of supervised research and coursework available to suitably qualified graduates of Griffith University and other recognised tertiary institutions.
This program enables students to advance the knowledge and experience acquired at the undergraduate level, and prepares them to undertake research work for continued postgraduate studies in this and other universities. It also provides first level training for those wishing to practice as psychologists in Australia.
From 2017, to be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.
Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.
Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.
Work-integrated learning activities (professional placements) integrate theoretical learning with its application in the workplace. The inclusion of work-integrated learning activities in the degree program demonstrates Griffith's commitment to preparing its graduates for success in their working life.
In this program you will spend time in the work/professional environment undertaking placements at various locations. Placements may be outside of the Brisbane metropolitan/Gold Coast area including northern New South Wales and (by negotiation) interstate or overseas.
The Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).
The Australian Psychological Society recognises graduates of this award.
As a graduate of the Honours year in psychology you'll be eligible for general registration, with probationary conditions, as a psychologist in Queensland. You'll be eligible for associate membership with the Australian Psychological Society.
Full registration requires a further two years of approved postgraduate study or supervised on-the-job training with a registered psychologist.
The Psychology Board of Australia requires applicants for registration as a Psychologist for whom English is not the first or native language, to submit evidence to the Board of competency in both oral and written communication in English. Please contact the Psychology Board of Australia for further information regarding requirements.
International students should be aware that an IELTS score of 7.0 is a requirement for conditional registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.
There are placements associated with this program. Students should refer to the checklist of pre-placement and placement requirements for their Health discipline on the Fit for Placement website for full details of the requirements regarding clinical placement to ensure that they meet eligibility for placement.
Note: In the event that there is a difference between the contents published on the Fit for Placement website and the program-specific information published on the Degree and Career Finder/Programs and Courses websites, or where information published on the Fit for Placement website is not in accordance with University Policy, the Degree and Career Finder/Programs and Courses website contents and University Policy shall override the information on the Fit for Placement website.
These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:
|Year of study||Fee category/Band||Fee per CP||Tuition fee 80cp|
|2019||Fee Band 26.5||$331.25||$26,500.00|
Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.