Course Description

For students wishing to pursue a career as a psychologist, this course offers a foundation in psychology by allowing students to undertake an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited degree online, on campus, or via a combination of both. It provides students with an integrated understanding of human behaviour which includes the fundamental premise of psychology as an empirically based science.

This course prepares students who have maintained a minimum GPA of 5. 50 or better (and a credit or better in PSY247 and PSY347) to undertake further study by applying to enrol into an Honours degree. Please note that the Honours degree is subject to a quota, and a student's ability to enrol in the Honours degree is not guaranteed.


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

Charles Darwin University (CDU) Code: WPSYG1