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La Trobe College Australia

Undergraduate Certificate of Psychological Studies

The certificate offers a broad introduction to psychological practices, anatomy, historical context and statistical analysis techniques intended to equip students with a solid knowledge foundation to enable them to enter an accredited diploma system.


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A$2,995 (CSP Available)



Eligible students can get a HECS-HELP loan to pay their student contribution amount.

For further information on the Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) and to check your eligibility, please visit website.


One trimester


Feb & June



4 subjects are required for completion of the Certificate

  • Scientific Foundations of Psychology (PPSY1SFP)

  • Introductory Psychology: Brain and Mind (PPSY1BAM)

  • Introductory Psychology: People and Culture (PPSY1PAC)

  • Applied Psychology (PPSY1APP)

Articulation options

This certificate provides students with basic skills to enter an entry level position that require a basic understanding of psychological procedures. Returning to College, students may study four more subjects to complete the Diploma of Psychology. With this Diploma, students may be eligible for entry to the second year of the Bachelor of Psychological Sciences at La Trobe University. After completing the Bachelor students may be eligible to apply to register with the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

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