School of Psychology

Psychology students enrolment FAQs

Who has to enrol?

How long do I have to enrol?

What is the difference between the Bachelor of Psychology (H345) and
Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) (H344) courses?


I'm not sure which units are compulsory for my course. Where can I find a list of majors and their units?

What is my course plan?

What is an elective? What is a major sequence?

I am not enrolled in a Psychology course (H344 or H345) but wish to complete a psychology major.

How do I enrol?

I commenced my course prior to 2011 and undertook the major when HPS309 was a core unit


Who has to enrol?

All commencing and current ongoing students MUST enrol for both trimesters 1 and 2.
Trimester 3 enrolment is optional and can be done at the same time.

This information is important to the University as it allows us to plan room bookings, teaching and support staff etc.

If you are planning to apply for a course transfer, you will still need to enrol in your current course for 2013. For further information on course transfers visit the coures transfer web page

How long do I have to re-enrol?

Current students enrolled in courses offered by the Faculty of Health must check Student Connect for re-enrolment dates. Failure to enrol during this period will incur a late fee.

Students enrolling for the first time please look at the enrol, defer, withdraw or transfer page

The important dates page lists dates for trimesters, HDR and the academic calendar.

What is the difference between the Bachelor of Psychology (H345) and
Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) (H344) courses?

The first three years of the course structure is identical.

If you are enrolled in Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Psychology) (H344) then:

  • At the end of the third year, you are eligible to graduate with the (Bachelor of Applied Science - Psychology award)
  • If you wish to apply for a 4th year psychology program, you must apply via the applicant portal.
    For 4th year course information and how to apply, visit the course summary information page

If you are enrolled in Bachelor of Psychology (H345) then:

  • At the end of the third year, you are eligible to transition into the Honours component of the course if you meet the academic selection requirements.
  • If you do not meet the selection requirement for transition into Honours, you will graduate with an alternative exit of the H344 (Bachelor of Applied science -Psychology) award.

I'm not sure which units are compulsory for my course.
Where can I find a list of majors and their units?

The following units are Psychology CORE/COMPULSORY units:
Level 1 / year 1 - HPS111, HPS121
Level 2 / year 2 - HPS201, HPS202, HPS203, HPS204, HPS205
Level 3 / year 3 - HPS301, HPS307, HPS308

The following are Faculty CORE/COMPULSORY units:
Level 1 / year 1 - HBS107, HBS108, HBS110

You MUST complete TWO elective units from the following list:
HPS302, HPS303, HPS304, HPS395

You MUST complete ONE elective from the following list:
HPS302, HPS303, HPS304, HPS395
OR chosen from a level 3 HEALTH Faculty unit - for example - HXX3XX

You MAY complete additional elective units which can be chosen from any Faculty or School in the following level:
THREE elective units at Level 1 / Year 1 - (XXX1XX)
THREE elective units at Level 2 / Year 2 - (XXX2XX)
TWO elective units at Level 3 / Year 3 - (XXX3XX)

What is my course plan?

A course plan, like a map, shows you where you have been and where you are going. It allows you map your enrolment ensuring all compulsory and elective units are completed.

Blank course plan to map your enrolment in H344 21KB)
Blank coure plan to map your enrolment in H345 21KB

What is an elective? What is a major sequence?

An elective is NOT a core unit. Electives are usually chosen to complement your core studies, providing you with knowledge across a broad range of topics. An approved sequence of electives can form a major sequence of study.

Electives can come from outside the School of Psychology (maximum of eight are permitted within H344 and H345).

Recommended Psychology electives are:
HPS206 Psychology in the Criminal Justice System
HPY201 Psychology Internship
HPY210 Coaching and Counselling Individuals for Behaviour Change
HPY310 Coaching and Counselling Groups for Behaviour Change

Please note - Students who wish to undertake a major, MUST identify all required elective units within the approved sequence at the commencement of their studies.

For information on major sequences visit major sequences and specialisations
For permitted major sequences for H344 and H345 (53KB)
To search for an elective outside the Faculty of Health, refer to the Handbook Advanced Unit Search.

I am not enrolled in a Psychology course (H344 or H345) but wish to complete a psychology major.

Psychology (Unit Set Code MJ-H000008)
(Melbourne Burwood Campus, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus and Warrnambool Campus.
Individual units may not be available in ON CAMPUS mode at every campus. All units are available OFF CAMPUS.


This six unit major is not intended for the purpose of registration as a psychologist.

To obtain the six unit major you must complete HPS111 and HPS121 plus -
Any two level 2 units from the list below.
Any two level 3 units (for which the prerequisite units have been completed) from the list below.

This eight unit major is not intended for the purpose of registration as a psychologist.

To obtain the eight unit major you must complete HPS111 and HPS121 plus -
HPS201 plus any two level 2 units from the list below.
HPS301, HPS308, HPS307

If you wish to pursue a 4th year psychology program (either an Honours year or the Graduate Diploma of Psychology), you must complete the TEN units of psychology listed below.
HPS111 Introduction to Psychology A (B, G, W, X)
HPS121 Introduction to Psychology B (B, G, W, X)
HPS201 Research Methods in Psychology A (B, G, W, X)
HPS202 Child and Adolescent Development (B, G, W, X)
HPS203 Understanding the Mind (B, G, W, X)
HPS204 Introduction to Social Psychology (B, G, W, X)
HPS205 Behavioural Neuroscience (B, G, X)
HPS301 Research Methods in Psychology B (B, G, W, X)
HPS307 Personality (B, X)
HPS308 Psychopathology (B, G, W, X)

For students studying Psychology wanting to undertake a major sequence.

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For students not studying a Psychology course and wanting to complete a psychology major sequence.

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How do I enrol?

You must enrol via StudentConnect

I commenced my course prior to 2011 and undertook the major
when HPS309 was a core unit

Please contact your enrolment officer. Contact details listed below.

School of Psychology, Burwood Campus
Leah McCabe
03 9244 6884

School of Psychology, Geelong and Warrnambool Campuses
Maria Hart
03 5227 8110

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