Connect on FacebookPsychology remains a popular subject in higher education institutions right across Australia. The rewarding and diverse studies of this discipline appeal to both students fresh out of high school as well as older students transitioning to a new career.

Focusing on the complexities of human behavior and the factors that contribute to individual and group wellbeing, psychology students learn about the interventions and strategies that can be applied to help people lead happier, healthier and more productive lives.

In addition to this detailed understanding of human behavior, psychology students also graduate with other important skills which can be applied in a variety of fields. These include advanced communication skills, the ability to design, conduct and analyse research, and the use of high level problem solving and critical thinking skills.

It's important when choosing a psychology degree to ensure that the course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), as only graduates of APAC-accredited and Psychology Board of Australia-approved courses are eligible to register to practise as a psychologist. Read more about choosing a degree here.

Before being eligible for general registration to practise as a psychologist, students must first complete a minimum of six years education and training. There are several pathways which students can follow to achieve this. Details of the available pathways can be found here.

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