For entry into a psychology course commencing in 2018, the ATAR ranged from 55 to 99.00 depending on the course and university. While most undergraduate psychology degrees are 3 years, the courses that include a pathway into the 4th year (honours) generally require a higher ATAR or OP for entry.
Graduates of a number of degrees including psychological science, psychology, arts, social science, health sciences, science, commerce and behavioural science must ensure that they complete the required pre-requisite subjects in their undergraduate course to be eligible to proceed down the postgraduate pathway if their intention is to become a psychologist. A high-grade point average will be required.
The following tables shows the ATAR / OP scores that were required to enter each undergraduate course at the beginning of 2018 in the various states and territories throughout Australia. Please note that this is a rough guide only for future years as it changes from year to year depending on the applications each university receives, and that some universities will also have additional selection criteria to gain entry. This may include an application form, interview or personal statement. It is also worth noting that many universities also offer double degrees in psychology that are not listed in the tables below. There are also some non-university institutions that have requirements such as a minimum age of 21 years for course entry.
There is also a graduate entry Bachelor’s degree course available in the University of Adelaide. Please refer to this table:
Graduate diploma courses are available on the following universities:
- Videos about a career in psychology
- How to become a psychologist in Australia – by psychologist Dan Martin
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