B-PSYCHRM v.1 Bachelor of Science (Psychology and Human Resource Management)
Course CRICOS Code: 080702G
Registered full-time Duration: 4 Years
Bachelor Degrees prepare students to develop broad and coherent knowledge and skills in a discipline for professional work and further learning corresponding to AQF level 7 qualifications.
This degree is designed to provide a basis in and appreciation of the scientific discipline of psychology as well as the human resource management professions. This combination provides graduates with a highly marketable knowledge base that allows students to relate to a broad range of managers, professionals and consultants, and also provide a foundation for graduate studies in either professional application or research.
Graduates may be eligible to apply for membership of the Australian Human Resource Institute. This course is accredited by Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). A further year in psychology is necessary to apply for associate membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and to apply for provisional registration as a psychologist. This further year of study must be an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council accredited fourth year of study in psychology. After this you must complete two years supervised psychological practice, or a one year professional post graduate qualification and one year of supervised psychological practise, or a two-year master program for full registration as a psychologist. This course has been submitted to Australian Psychology Accreditation Council and Australian Institute of Human Resources (AIHR) for accreditation.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants for a Bachelor Degree are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au and include flexible entry pathways. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
Applicants must meet the University's standard entry requirements, which include English competency. Desirable: Mathematics 2C/2D. STAT elements considered are WE and either V or Q.
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.
Pathway to Further Study
Graduates may qualify for entry to a Bachelor Degree with Honours and some Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Master degrees. For further details, see the University website http://curtin.edu.au.
Bachelor Degrees typically contain a series of units which may include compulsory (core), optional or elective units to cater for student preferences. They may contain a range of majors, streams and/or minors for students to choose from to pursue learning in a specialised area of study.
Students study a combination of psychology and management units in each semester. In addition the course provides a broad appreciation of human behaviour and experience by including units relating to interdisciplinary health practice.
Course Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply psychological theory to evidence based practice and extend the boundaries of knowledge through research; discriminate between valid discipline knowledge and questionable esoteric theory and practice; select and apply theories, concepts and techniques to describe, understand, analyse and evaluate management issues and problems
2. apply logical and rational processes to critically analyse problems and generate innovative solutions to psychological questions; think critically and creatively to generate solutions to management problems and apply logical and rational processes to make decisions
3. access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information and evidence from a range of sources applicable to psychology; access, evaluate and synthesise information from multiple sources to make valid and supported judgments about management issues
4. communicate effectively with individuals, groups and communities; communicate in ways appropriate to the management discipline for various audiences and contexts
5. select and effectively use appropriate technologies relevant to psychological research and practice; use and apply technologies, recognising their advantages and limitations when applied to management
6. demonstrate ability for self-directed learning and reflective practice; take responsibility for their own learning by demonstrating initiative in finding new information and actively participating in varied learning experiences
7. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of international perspectives in psychology; think globally and consider management issues from a variety of perspectives
8. demonstrate understanding and respect for human rights and cultural diversity; actively support the value of cultural diversity in improving business and professional practice
9. independently and collaboratively apply professional skills in an ethical manner; demonstrate leadership, ethical practice and professional integrity when working within a team and independently
Duration and Availability
The course is four years full-time or equivalent part-time study. External study is available on a limited basis.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 2||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
|MJRU-HRMGM||v.1||Human Resource Management Major (BCom)||200.0|
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|CMHL1000||v.1||Foundations for Professional Health Practice||3.0||25.0|
|PSYC1000||v.1||Introduction to Psychology||3.0||25.0|
|PSYC1002||v.1||Science and Professional Practice in Psychology||3.0||25.0|
|MGMT1000||v.1||Fundamentals of Management||2.0||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|PSYC1001||v.1||Foundations of Psychology||3.0||25.0|
|CMHL1001||v.1||Evidence Informed Health Practice||2.0||25.0|
|INDH1006||v.1||Indigenous Cultures and Health Behaviours||3.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|HUMB1000||v.1||Human Structure and Function||4.0||25.0|
|BEHV2000||v.1||Psychological Science Experimental Methods||3.0||25.0|
|PSYC2000||v.1||Psychology of Learning||3.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 2|
|BIOL1002||v.1||Brain and Behaviour||3.0||25.0|
|PSYC2002||v.1||Psychological Science Correlational Methods||3.0||25.0|
|PSYC2003||v.1||Child Developmental Psychology||3.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 1|
|PSYC3005||v.1||Advanced Psychological Science Qualitative Methods||3.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 2|
|PSYC3004||v.2||Mixed Methods Research in Health Psychology||3.0||25.0|
|Year 4 Semester 1|
|Year 4 Semester 2|
|PSYC3001||v.1||Work, Family and Community||3.0||25.0|
|PSYC3003||v.1||Adult Developmental Psychology||3.0||25.0|
|PSYC3000||v.1||Indigenous and Cross Cultural Psychology||3.0||25.0|
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