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Psychology, Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations

Bachelor Double Degree

BB-PSYHRM

Course
Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations)
Admission criteria
Minimum ATAR 70
Duration
5 years full-time
Credit
1000
Location
Curtin Perth

Outline

This double degree brings psychology to the workplace.

Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations)

I undertook an internship at AHG working within their HR team. It was a generalist HR role focusing on creating a functional exit survey process and presenting retention strategies from the survey data. A few months after completing my internship, I was invited back part time as a member of their HR team. It has been such a valuable experience enhancing my knowledge in the world of HR, allowing me to gain transferable skills not only to my degree but to my future career.

Highly ranked course

  Curtin ranks in the top 10 nationally for Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health Subjects.

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Use your knowledge in psychology to help resolve issues in the workplace, recruit employees and improve individual and team performance.

In this double degree you will be equipped with highly marketable knowledge and skills that will enable you to engage with a broad range of managers, professionals and consultants.

You will graduate with advanced knowledge of people, human behaviour and have high level organisational, analytical, communication and decision-making skills. In addition, you will learn how to deal with people confidentially, tactfully, and work within rule (legislative and legal).

You will also be prepared to pursue 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 psychology study and then two years of skills-based training

Related courses:

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Why study

  • Curtin psychology graduates are highly regarded for the depth of their theoretical and practical knowledge and research skills.
  • Teaching staff have extensive experience and place importance on excellence in teaching.
  • 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.

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible to apply for membership of the Australian HR Institute (AHRI). A fourth year in psychology is necessary to apply for associate membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and for provisional registration as a psychologist. 

In Australia, after fourth year, the completion of a two-year masters program or a one-year professional masters and one year of supervised psychological practice, is required for full registration as a psychologist.

Career information

  • Psychologist
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Change Management Specialist
  • Accountant
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Marketing Officer
  • Marketing Researcher
  • Economist
  • Clerical Officer - local government
  • Welfare Agent
  • Industrial Relations Officer
  • Trade Union Official
  • Training Officer
  • Recruitment Consultant

What you'll learn

  • apply psychological theory to evidence based practice and extend the boundaries of knowledge through research; discriminate between valid processes to critically analyse problems and generate innovative solutions to psychological questions
  • apply logical and rational processes to critically analyse problems and generate innovative solutions to psychological questions
  • access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information and evidence from a range of sources applicable to Psychology
  • communicate effectively with individuals, groups and communities
  • select and effectively use appropriate technologies relevant to psychological research and practice
  • demonstrate ability for self directed learning and reflective practice
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of international perspectives in psychology
  • demonstrate understanding and respect for human rights and cultural diversity
  • independently and collaboratively apply professional skills in an ethical manner

Admission criteria

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing6.0
Speaking6.0
Reading6.0
Listening6.0
Overall band score6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

I recently attended high school

Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, but also includes those who may have completed their senior secondary studies with a TAFE or other VET provider within the same time frame. This includes applicants whose secondary education was undertaken interstate or overseas.

  • Minimum ATAR : 70
  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Mathematics Applications or Mathematics Methods. Biology, Human Biology or Psychology.

  • STAT entry : STAT elements considered are E and either V or Q.

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

Other admission options

Lowest ATAR to which an offer was made (exclusive of any adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)

View the lowest ATAR (excluding adjustments) of an applicant who was offered a place in this course in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available.

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 webpage.

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 relevant recent intake period.

I have work and life experience

Applicants with work and life experience are those who left secondary education more than two years ago (i.e. who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken vocational education training (VET) or higher education study since then.

‘Experience’ includes a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education such as mature-age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study.

  • Minimum ATAR : 70
  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Mathematics Applications or Mathematics Methods. Biology, Human Biology or Psychology.

  • STAT entry : STAT elements considered are E and either V or Q.

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

I’ve studied at TAFE or done an apprenticeship

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a VET course. This includes study at a public TAFE or other VET provider, whether a qualification was completed or not. Applicants with VET study may have other qualifications such as a Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate.

  • Minimum ATAR : 70 OR
  • TAFE:
    • AQF Certificate IV - Separate evidence of English language proficiency is required; or
    • AQF Diploma; or
    • AQF Advanced Diploma.
  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Mathematics Applications or Mathematics Methods. Biology, Human Biology or Psychology.

  • STAT entry : STAT elements considered are E and either V or Q.

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

I’ve gone to university before

Applicants with higher education are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education course, such as a university degree. This includes applicants who are currently studying a higher education course at another education provider and want to transfer to Curtin University, or applicants who are currently studying at Curtin but want to switch to a different course. It also includes applicants who have completed past study with university and non-university higher education providers.

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

Curtin course switcher criteria

Our admission criteria for minimum entry apply to Curtin course switchers. For information on how to meet Curtin's minimum entry requirements, please see our admission criteria web page.

Higher education course switcher criteria

Our admission criteria for minimum entry apply to other higher education course switchers. For information on how to meetCurtin's minimum entry requirements, please see our admission criteria web page.

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.

Other requirements and notes for this course

Regional campuses may offer the common first year units only. There may be restrictions on unit availability and enrolment may be on a part-time basis only, which could extend the course duration. Applicants for this course should refer to the Clinical Health Science section and Police Clearances section of the faculty website.

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.

Essential requirements for admission (including fieldwork requirements)

Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements. Failure to comply with any of the essential requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: crl@curtin.edu.au

Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Australian and New Zealand student indicative fees

Fee year: 2021

Student typeCost
Commonwealth supported $9,600*

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 does 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.

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2021

Semester 1
  • On Campus

2022

Semester 1
  • On Campus

2023

Semester 1
  • On Campus

2024

Semester 1
  • On Campus

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  • Curtin course code: BB-PSYHRM
  • CRICOS code: 033859J
  • Last updated on: April 22, 2021