Course Description

Are you dreaming of a career in health services as a psychologist? This Graduate Entry program will move you in the right direction.

This is a foundation course introducing you to the concepts, practices and science of psychology. You will develop your skills and knowledge in human behaviour which includes the fundamental premise of psychology as an empirically based science, social-cultural perspectives, and research methods.

You can use this course as a pathway in the Bachelor of Psychological Science Honours program, which prepares you for specialist training and registration.


1 year full time, 2 years part time

Starting dates

February, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Psychology undergraduate courses at Charles Darwin University (CDU) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 59.6% (national average 63.6%)
Improved skills: 84.6% (national average 84.4%)
Overall satisfaction: 80.4% (national average 81.0%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Charles Darwin University (CDU). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Psychology undergraduate courses at Charles Darwin University (CDU) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 57.1% (national average 58.9%)
Studying full time: 28.0% (national average 37.3%)
Median full time salary: (national average $55,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 096874M
Charles Darwin University (CDU) Code: WPSYG1

Entry Requirements

Admission Requirements
Successful completion of a recognised Bachelor degree or equivalent together with successful completion of APAC accredited first year psychology units. Students who have completed an APAC accredited undergraduate degree are not eligible for entry.

English Language Requirements
All HE applicants are required to demonstrate the minimum English language proficiency requirements for their chosen course of study. These entry requirements will normally be met by undertaking previous education in an English speaking country or obtaining a minimum International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score.