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University Certificate in Psychological Studies, Pre-Bachelor

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #401 (WUR) Joondalup, Australia| Online
This non-award, non-AQF qualification course is designed for students who are interested in obtaining an overview of the discipline of psychology.
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Why Study at ECU?

  • ECU is one of the world's best young universities.
  • We're young and we're curious. We’re constantly scanning what's happening in the world to help us design courses that are challenging and practical.
  • To keep things real, we develop our programs by consulting with industry groups and others who know what’s needed from the next wave of graduates.
  • And our students don't spend all their time in classrooms. There are field trips, work placements with employers, networking events, international study tours and opportunities to study overseas at other unis.
The course provides students with introductory knowledge about some of the latest theoretical issues impacting on psychology, and introduces some practical skills training in writing for psychology and research methods.

Fantastic facilities and programs

  • ECU offers a diverse range of undergraduate courses and our facilities are some of the best you'll find at any university in Australia.
  • We have one of Australia's fastest growing Engineering Schools, the largest Nursing program in Western Australia, and our exercise science laboratories are considered among the best in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • The oldest and most popular School of Education in Western Australia can be found here, along with one of the most comprehensive Arts & Hummanities Schools in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • We're also home to WAAPA, one of the world's leading performing arts academies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Psychology: History and Perspectives
  • Social Determinants of Behaviour
  • Research Methods in Psychology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • You may meet our entry requirements for an undergraduate degree.
  • If your ATAR doesn’t meet entry requirements for the course you've chosen, you have a couple of options.
  • If you've attended a school on our bonus list, a near-miss ATAR may be automatically adjusted upwards.
  • Alternatively, you may try our Portfolio Pathway, or an alternative course.
  • In addition to your secondary school qualifications, if you’ve completed a Certificate IV, Diploma.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Joondalup

  • 1400 - 2500 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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