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Psychology is the science concerned with understanding people's behaviour and their mental processes. It is interested in broad areas of study including:
Students intending to become psychologists must undertake four years of academic study (three years of undergraduate study, plus either a Level-4 Honours year or the Graduate Diploma of Psychology). This is followed by either two years of supervised practice as a probationary psychologist, or postgraduate studies.
Registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia currently requires four years of academic study (three years of undergraduate study plus either a Level-4 Honours year or the Graduate Diploma of Psychology, followed by two years of supervised practice); however this is currently under review.
To become a full member of the Australian Psychological Society Ltd (APS) requires six years of academic study. To become an associate member requires a four-year sequence of academic study.
Deakin's Psychology sequence is recognised by both the PBA and the APS.
For information regarding the pathways available on each campus to becoming a psychologist, please view: