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Education In Psychology

Psychology as a discipline is an allied science that deals in probing into human mental behaviour. It assesses people’s behaviour, their cognitive characteristics and the various external and internal factors that determine the way they act.

There are only a few universities in Australia that offer world class degree programs in this discipline. There are some handsome job opportunities available in Australia for students who have completed their education successfully.

If your qualification in Psychology is in accordance with ANZSCO codes 272311-272314 & 272399, then your occupation is in demand and required by the employers in Australia.

Levels Of Educational Programs Available

  • Diploma Of Psychology
  • Bachelor Of Psychology
  • Bachelor Of Psychology In Business
  • Bachelor Of Science (Psychology And HRM)
  • Graduate Diploma In Psychology
  • Graduate Diploma Of Business Psychology
  • Graduate Diploma Of Professional Psychology
  • Master Of Applied Psychology
  • Master Of Business Psychology
  • Master Of Clinical Psychology
  • Master Of Counselling Psychology
  • Master Of Educational Psychology
  • Master Of Psychology
  • Doctor Of Clinical Psychology
  • Entry Requirements For Psychology

Entry Requirements For Psychology Courses

VET Programs

  • Eligibility: Successful completion of 12 years of education or equivalent
  • English Requirement: IELTS score of 6.0 overall (with no individual band score below 5.5) or equivalent*

Undergraduate Programs

  • Eligibility: Successful completion of 12 years of education or equivalent
  • English Requirement: IELTS score of 6.0 overall (with no individual band score below 5.5) or equivalent*

Post Graduate Programs

  • Eligibility: Successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in a relevant discipline
  • English Requirement: IELTS score of 6.5 overall (no score below 6.0 in each of the component) or equivalent*. Certain schools may require higher or lower scores for admission

Visa Requirements

  • A valid passport for the duration of the study in Australia
  • Unconditional offer letter from the university or institution
  • Evidence of access to sufficient funds
  • Proof of Overseas Student Health Cover
  • Other relevant documents listed on the Department of Home Affairs visa checklist

Employment Opportunities & PR Pathways

Opportunities are on the rise for Psychologists. According to, Psychologists and related professionals have an expected positive job growth of 16.9% until 2022. Graduates of either a Bachelors or Masters in Psychology will be able to apply for PR through the following occupations:

  • Psychotherapist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Organizational Psychologist
  • Psychologists nec

Anzsco Codes: 272311-272314 And 272399 (Unit Group 2723: Psychologists)

What Psychologists Do?

  • Investigate, assess and provide treatment and counselling to foster optimal personal, social, educational and occupational adjustment and development.
  • Provide diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders using psychotherapeutic methods such as behavioural therapy, biofeedback, relaxation therapy and other techniques.

Related Occupations & Anzsco Codes

  • 272311 – Clinical Psychologist
  • 272312 – Educational Psychologist
  • 272313 – Organisational Psychologist
  • 272314 – Psychotherapist
  • 272399 – Psychologists nec

Tasks Include

  • Collecting data about clients and assessing their cognitive, behavioural and emotional disorders
  • Administering and interpreting diagnostic tests and formulating plans for treatment
  • Developing, administering and evaluating individual and group treatment programs
  • Consulting with other professionals on details of cases and treatment plans
  • Conducting research studies of motivation in learning, group performance and individual differences in mental abilities and educational performance
  • Collecting data and analysing characteristics of students and recommending educational programs
  • Formulating achievement, diagnostic and predictive tests for use by teachers in planning methods and content of instruction
  • Developing interview techniques, psychological tests and other aids in workplace selection, placement, appraisal and promotion
  • Conducting surveys and research studies on job design, work groups, morale, motivation, supervision and management
  • Performing job analyses and establishing job requirements by observing and interviewing employees and managers

Visa Options For Immigration

  • 190 – Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) (STSOL)
  • 482 – Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) (STSOL)
  • 187 – Regional Sponsor Migration Scheme (subclass 187) (ROL)
  • 407 – Training (subclass 407) (STSOL)
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