Psychology and Human Resource Management
|Indicative ATAR||70 Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.|
|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|
The Bachelor of Science (Psychology and Human Resource Management) 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.
Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students
Indicative TER (ATAR) Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.
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.
Mature age entry
Essential WACE courses
Desirable WACE coursesAt least Mathematics: Applications ATAR
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
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.
Fees are indicative first year only.
*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.
This course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).
Upon graduating you will be eligible for associate membership of the Australian Psychology Society and membership of the Australian Human Resources Institute.
Applications for credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis.
This course can help you become a:
- Public Relations Officer
- Marketing Officer
- Market Researcher
- Human Resources Officer
- Training Officer
- Recruitment Consultant
- 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.
- 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.