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Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Addiction Studies)

Course code K12

Provides graduates in the addiction studies field with a strong psychological focus. This addition complements the area of psychology.

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Entry requirements

70 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

K12

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $8,000

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Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

K12

CRICOS code

060321G

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $32,700

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Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY1101Introduction to Psychology15
PSY1111Psychology: History and Perspectives15
ADS1151Addiction Studies: Fundamental Concepts15
HST1183Health, Society and Sustainability15
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY1102Research Methods in Psychology 115
PSY1204Social Determinants of Behaviour15
ADS1252Addiction Studies: Psychoactive Drugs15
HST1109Epidemiology15
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY2202Research Methods in Psychology 215
PSY2301Learning and Motivation15
ADS2253Addiction Studies: Processes of Change15
HST2124Health Communication15
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY2231Developmental Psychology15
PSY2305Individual Differences15
ADS2356Addiction Studies: Intervention Initiatives15
HST1120Introduction to Health Promotion15
Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY3303Research Applications and Ethical Issues15
PSY3343Abnormal Psychology15
ADS3355Addiction Studies: Social Action15
ADS3252Addiction Studies: Counselling Skills 115
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSY3350Biological Psychology, Sensation and Perception15
PSY3304Cognition15
ADS3458Addiction Studies: Preventive Practice15
ADS3351Addiction Studies: Counselling Skills 215

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

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Course notes

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Professional Recognition

Accredited by: Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $8,000 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $32,700 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

Students are prepared for work in education, prevention and treatment programs in the alcohol, tobacco and other drug fields. The degree will also be useful for students who wish to be employed in the area of service provision or program development within the alcohol and other drug area.

Possible future job titles

Child Health Officer, Community Health Officer, Drug Rehabilitation Officer, Health Promotion Officer, Counsellor

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