Graduate Certificate of Science (Psychology in Schools)
Open your mind to a new school subject
Be at the forefront of an emerging field in senior secondary education. Psychology will be offered as a subject in Queensland schools for Year 11 and 12 students from 2019, and teachers will be prepared to roll out the new syllabus after successfully completing USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Science (Psychology in Schools) specialisation.
This specialisation will utilise the applications taught in USQ’s Bachelor of Science (Psychology) and has been tailored to prepare secondary school teachers to deliver and assess in the fledgling psychology syllabus.
You will have the chance to work with an experienced USQ researcher/mentor to plan, conduct, analyse, and communicate results from a self-selected experiment or research investigation. You will gain the key research skills in psychology that the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) expects psychology teachers to display, teach, and assess in senior secondary psychology.
Other specialisations in the Graduate Certificate of Science include: Applied Data Science, Applied Climate Science, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Environment and Sustainability, General, Mathematics for High School Teaching, Mathematics for Primary/Middle School Teaching, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, Science for Primary/Middle School Teaching, Wine Science.
If you are enrolled in the External study mode in this degree, you will have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools, where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (4 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 4760|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 13440|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
- 3-year Bachelor degree from an Australian university or equivalent.
- equivalent professional work experience, as determined through the Credit and Exemption procedure.
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.
How to apply
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 3, 2019 - applications close Friday 29 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 18 November 2019.
- Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 6 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.
- Semester 2, 2020 - applications close Friday 24 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 13 July 2020.