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Bachelor of Behavioural Studies

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

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  • Duration:

    24 units

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  • Awarded by:

    Swinburne University of Technology

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What you'll learn

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About this course

The Bachelor of Behavioural Studies offered through Open Universities Australia is designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of how the human mind works. With a focus on psychological and behavioural management studies, this course will provide students with the ability to research and analyse human motivation - a highly sought-after ability in a range of sectors.

From advertising to healthcare, such industries rely on professionals who can understand and deconstruct why people behave the way they do. By completing the Psychological Studies major, students will be given a broad introduction to basic psychological elements and concepts. Please note this degree is not accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.


Anyone can apply.

Areas of study

The Psychological Studies major initially provides you with a broad introduction to a range of basic psychological elements and concepts. In it, you will study subjects including:

  • Academic literacies: learning and communication practices
  • Information methods
  • Introduction to sociology
  • Foundations of statistics
  • Introduction to psychology 1
  • Introduction to psychology 2
  • Psychology of health
  • Introduction to forensic psychology
  • Organisational behaviour
  • Cultural perspective on science and technology
  • Psychology of wellbeing
  • Psychology of adolescence
  • Sports psychology
  • Introduction to theories of counselling
  • Psychology of trauma

Students may also choose to complete a minor in any one of the following areas: sociology of contemporary societies, sociology, criminology, human resource management, public relations, indigenous studies, social statistics or marketing.

For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Bachelor of Behavioural Studies from Swinburne University of Technology.

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Behavioural Studies (majoring in Psychological Studies) program from Swinburne University, you will be highly sought after by a wide range of organisations in both the public and private sector.

This degree program, with its focus on psychological studies, is considered increasingly beneficial within the Australian workplace and, as such, many industries are seeking employees with psychology-based qualifications.

Curious about where a career in psychology could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Sociologist
  • Community Worker
  • Youth Worker
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Indigenous Community Liaison Officer
  • Marketing Officer
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Policy Developer
  • Researcher

Payment options & support

Finance options

HECS-HELP is available for this course.

You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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