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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.
STAT entry Written English and either MC Verbal or Quantitative 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.
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.

Related courses:

Want to know more? Our psychology information evening and webinar on 15 May provides a great opportunity to speak to the experts about your study options. Register online to attend.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

English language proficiency

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

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

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


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

Selection rank adjustments (previously referred to as ATAR-related adjustments)

Details of the types of adjustment factors (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


Desirable WACE courses

At least Mathematics: Applications ATAR

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


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.

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.

Advanced standing/credit transfer/recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please visit our credit for recognised learning webpage or contact our CRL Office on or 1300 222 888.

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.