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Psychology - Children and Family Studies Double Major


Designed for students seeking a degree in psychology and a qualification to work as a qualified child and family services practitioner within the public, private and community sectors.





Mount Lawley

South West (Bunbury)



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Double Major details

Clinical or professional work placement Requirement

This double major contains two Professional Practice placements. The first one is undertaken in the first year of study, while the second is a year-long practicum unit in the third year of study.

Clearances and/or Risk Management Protocols Required

Students are required to provide evidence of a valid Working With Children Check.

Professional practice rules

Practical Placement requirements are determined by Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority.



Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY1101Introduction to Psychology15
PSY1111Psychology: History and Perspectives15
CHN1101Ecology of Children and Families 115
CHN1103Working with Infants and Toddlers15
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY1102Research Methods in Psychology 115
PSY1204Social Determinants of Behaviour15
CHN1102Ecology of Children and Families 215
CSV1103Interpersonal and Helping Skills15
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY2202Research Methods in Psychology 215
PSY2301Learning and Motivation15
CHN3203Child Rearing15
CHN3130Purpose of Play15
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY2305Individual Differences15
PSY2231Developmental Psychology15
CSV2108Culture, Equity and Diversity15
CSV2115Leadership and Management in Community Services15
Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY3303Research Applications and Ethical Issues15
PSY3343Abnormal Psychology15
CSV2109Vulnerable People and Communities15
CHN3113Children and Family Studies Professional Placement30
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY3350Biological Psychology, Sensation and Perception15
CHN3206Designing Family Support Programmes15

Possible future job titles

Early Childhood and Care Educator, Children Services Coordinator, Coordinator of Parent Education and Early Intervention Programs, Family Support Officer/Coordinator, Community Development Officer/Coordinator, Policy Officer

This Double Major can be studied in the following courses

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