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Undergraduate

Psychology and Human Resource Management

Bachelor of Science (Psychology and Human Resource Management) - BSc(PsychHRM) - B-PSYCHRM Health Sciences
Guaranteed ATAR 70 This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus or partially online
Intake February or July
Duration 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Course overview


Use your knowledge in psychology to help resolve issues in the workplace, recruit and engage employees, and improve individual and team performance.

This course 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 you with a highly marketable knowledge base that allows you to relate to a broad range of managers, professionals and consultants, and also provides a foundation for graduate studies in either professional application or research.

To become a registered psychologist after graduating from this degree you will need to complete a further year of undergraduate psychology study. After this you will need to complete a further two years of skills-based training.

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Admission criteria

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed below, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Guaranteed ATAR This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.

70

STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Written English and either MC Verbal or Quantitative

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

ATAR-related adjustments

Details of the types of ‘bonus points’ commonly available to applicants can be found on our StepUp to Curtin page.

ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period

View data on the ATAR and selection rank profile of offers made from the most recent intake period.

Mature age entry

Discover other ways you can qualify

Essential WACE courses

None

Desirable WACE courses

At least Mathematics: Applications ATAR

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.

Fees

Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Commonwealth supported What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? - A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
$8,820*

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

Professional Memberships: 

Upon graduating you will be eligible to apply for membership to the Australian Institute of Human Resources. To be eligible for associate membership of the Australian Psychological Society you must complete an additional year of undergraduate psychology study.

Credit for previous study

Applications for credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis.


Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Accountant
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Marketing Officer
  • Market Researcher
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Training Officer
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Psychologist
  • Economist
  • Clerical Officer - Local Government

Around 50 per cent of psychology graduates gain employment in the business sector with human resource management, marketing and sales roles being the main areas of employment. This highlights the value in combining psychology with human resource management. 

As a graduate of this course, you will have the necessary skills to work in human resource management, health and community services, employment and training, welfare agencies, labour market industry and development both in government and private enterprise.

To become a registered psychologist after graduating from this degree you will need to complete a further year of undergraduate psychology study (a fourth year). After this you will need to complete a further two years of skills-based training.

Why Psychology and Human Resource Management?

  • Curtin’s psychology school ranked amongst the top 10 most successful psychology schools in Australia and listed as one of the global top 150 in the 2013/2014 QS World University Rankings.
  • The school’s research was rated 4 out of 5 (‘above world ranking’) in the 2013 Excellence in Research Australia exercise.
  • Graduates will have the necessary skills to work in human resource management, welfare agencies, labour market industry, and training and development in both government and private enterprise.
  • Graduates also have the skills that are sought by employers in government departments concerned with health, community services, employment and training, and youth and family services.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.