UC006 - Undergraduate Certificate in Psychology

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Plan: UC006 - Undergraduate Certificate in Psychology
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Undergraduate Certificate in Psychology
Award abbreviation: UCPsych
Total credit points: 48
Career: UGRD
Duration: 6 months full time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Health and Biomedical Sciences (173H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/health-and-biomedical-sciences/
ASCED code: 090701
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

Psychology is the science of the mind and human behaviour. The Undergraduate Certificate in Psychology provides you with an introduction to mental states and processes and how they affect human behaviour. As a graduate of this program, you will be able to apply your understanding of human behaviour to community and workplace settings or choose to extend your studies via admission to the RMIT Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) degree.

This program is delivered completely online.

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Articulation and pathways

Graduates of the Undergraduate Certificate in Psychology are guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) and will receive 48 credit points of credit. 

Credit will be granted against 2 core courses, 1 general elective and 1 APAC* elective in the Bachelor degree.

Students who choose to articulate into the Bachelor degree must complete the following:

Police check: Students must complete a National Police Records Check before undertaking some of the practical components of this course.

Working with Children Check: Students must hold a valid Working with Children Check before undertaking some of the practical components of this course.

Failure to hold satisfactory checks may result in students being limited in the opportunities available in the Bachelor degree.

*APAC is the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), the official accreditation board of Australia's leading professional psychology organization, the Australian Psychology Society (APS).

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Entrance requirements

Program entry requirements

Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education or equivalent.

For information on international qualifications and corresponding entry requirements that are equivalent to Australian academic entry requirements, see the Country equivalents web page.


Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) prerequisite units 1 and 2 — Mathematics (any).  Units 3 and 4 —  a study score of at least 20 in one of, Geography, any Mathematics or any Science, and a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in any other English.

English language requirements

A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0; or equivalent.  

For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page.



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External accreditation and industry links

This program does not qualify graduates for any level of membership or registration for practise in Psychology.

On completing this program, students can articulate into the Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) program (BP154) at RMIT. The Bachelor degree is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library.

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT: www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit.

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at: www.rmit.edu.au/students.

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