What's it like to be a Psychologist?
Psychologists use scientific methods to study the influencing factors on human behaviour and apply a range of therapies to assist people in managing their mental health issues.
Psychologists can choose to specialise in areas such as clinical psychology, clinical neuropsychology, counselling, sport and exercise psychology, forensic psychology, or education and developmental psychology.
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How to become a Psychologist
- Complete an accredited undergraduate degree in psychology such as a Bachelor of Psychology or Bachelor of Psychological Science. This degree must be accredited and recognised by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).
- Complete an accredited fourth year sequence. This may be an honours year, or a postgraduate diploma.
- Choose either two years of supervision as a provisionally registered psychologist; OR a fifth year of study followed by one year of supervision; OR an accredited Masters or Doctorate in a specialised study area.
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This qualification will develop your knowledge of human behaviour and may be used as a starting point for a career as a Psychologist.
If you already have an undergraduate degree, then this qualification provides foundational knowledge or can start your career journey in psychology.