These inherent requirements apply to the following course/s:
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
Bachelor of Psychological Science
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) - Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) - Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Psychological Science - Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Psychological Science - Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Psychological Science - Bachelor of Social Science*
The University of Wollongong and the School of Psychology strongly supports the right of all people to pursue a psychology course.
Inherent requirements are the essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the abilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit, while preserving the academic integrity of the University's learning, assessment and accreditation processes. The inherent requirements are the abilities, knowledge and skills needed to complete the course that must be met by all students.
Students with a disability or chronic health condition may be able to have reasonable adjustments made to enable them to meet these requirements.
The School is committed to making reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, professional practice and other activities to enable students to participate in their course. Reasonable adjustments must not fundamentally change the nature of the inherent requirement.
Students are required to undertake activities which reflect the Australian psychology professional practice context, and so may include topics related to mixed gender, religious and culturally diverse environments. For further information contact your Director of Academic Program.
These Psychology bachelor 3- and 4-year degree awards are designed to prepare students for further training in psychology, as recommended by the accrediting and registration bodies, Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and will give graduates an APAC accredited qualification. They also meet the reasonable expectations of employers in other areas in relation to the type and level of skills and abilities demonstrated by completing these degrees.
To support potential and current students' decision making, a series of inherent requirement statements have been developed. These statements specify the course requirements of the Bachelor degrees in Psychology for student admission and progression. The statements are clustered under eight domains consisting of ethical behaviour, behavioural stability, legal, communication, cognition, relational skills, reflective skills and sustainable performance.
The inherent requirements outlined below provide a guide to inform decision making for students and staff.