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BB-PSYHRM

Psychology, Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations

Bachelor double degree

This double degree brings psychology to the workplace.

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  • ATAR
    Minimum ATAR 70
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations)
  • Duration
    5 years full-time
  • Credit
    1000
  • CRICOS
    033859J
  • Location
    Curtin Perth
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Select your preferred campus:

New-to-Curtin applicants for first semester 2023 apply through TISC. See TISC application deadlines.
You may also be able to apply directly to Curtin from 16 January 2023 if places are still available.

2023

Semester 1

On campus

2024

Semester 1

On campus

2025

Semester 1

On campus

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Why study Psychology, Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations at Curtin?

Professional recognition

Graduates can apply for membership of the Australian HR Institute and may be able to apply for associate membership of the Australian Psychological Society.

Top 1 %

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

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022.

Get the Curtin edge

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

Outline

Outline

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.

Career information

Career information

  • Human resources officer
  • Public relations officer
  • Recruitment consultant
  • Industrial relations officer
  • Trade union official
  • Training officer

and with further study

  • Registered psychologist
  • Endorsed psychologist

 

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

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.

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.

Josie Thomas

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

Select an option that best suits you:

You’re considered a high school leaver if you:

  • Completed year 12 in Australia or overseas in the past two years, or
  • Completed TAFE or VET studies in the past two years.

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 70

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    There are no essential WACE subjects for this course.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

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

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

StepUp Entry

Successful StepUp Entry and StepUp Equity Adjustment Admission Pathway (StepUp Bonus) applicants will be eligible to be considered for admission into this course.

Alternative pathways

  • UniReady

    If you don’t meet our minimum admission criteria, the UniReady Enabling Program can help you qualify for entry into a range of undergraduate courses.

  • Certificate IV + English Competency

    The certificate IV is the minimum requirement for university entry. It qualifies you for entry to Curtin courses with a 70 ATAR. You must also meet English language proficiency.

  • Indigenous applicant

    If you’re an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant who hasn’t met Curtin’s minimum admissions criteria, the Centre for Aboriginal Studies offers bridging courses that are tailored to help you gain entry into this course.

  • STAT entry

    STAT elements considered are E and either V or Q.

English requirements

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

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

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.5

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

How others gained admission

View the ATAR breakdown to see the low, median and high ATAR scores of students who started studying this course recently.

To see the other pathways students have taken, see the pathway breakdown.

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.

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.

You’re considered someone with work and life experience if:

You have 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.

How we define ‘experience’
‘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.

Pathways

  • STAT entry

    STAT elements considered are E and either V or Q.

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 70

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    There are no essential WACE subjects for this course.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

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

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

English requirements

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

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

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.5

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

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.

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.

You’re considered someone who studied at TAFE or have done an apprenticeship if:

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.

Pathways

  • TAFE entry

    AQF Certificate IV - Separate evidence of English language proficiency is required; or AQF Diploma; or AQF Advanced Diploma.

  • STAT entry

    STAT elements considered are E and either V or Q.

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 70

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    There are no essential WACE subjects for this course.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

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

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

English requirements

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

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

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.5

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

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.

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.

You’re considered someone who has recently left university if:

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 may include 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 may also include applicants who have completed past study with university and non-university higher education providers.

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.

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 70

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    There are no essential WACE subjects for this course.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

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

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

English requirements

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

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

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.5

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

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.

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.

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Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

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Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

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.

Fees & charges

Australian and New Zealand student indicative fees

Fee year: 2023

Student type Cost
Commonwealth supported $10,000*

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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2023

Semester 1
  • On campus

2024

Semester 1
  • On campus

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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