The Australian Institute of Psychology is a specialist non-University provider of Psychology. Our focus is to create an optimum learning environment and experience for our students. There are many factors that make your experience with AIP unique:
- We’ve stripped away the bureaucracy, making your learning experience more enjoyable, supportive and interactive.
- We offer innovative, contemporary Psychology courses and programs
- We have smaller class numbers so you have personal access to your lecturers.
- You’ll develop closer relationships with your lecturers and fellow students.
- You have better access to our education and administrative staff, meaning we are more reactive to your needs.
- Our Research programs are exciting and socially relevant, so you can make a real difference.
We’ve developed a uniquely successful blended learning program. It gives you all the flexibility of external learning whilst ensuring you are fully supported at all times. We listen to our students and apply their feedback. This means your learning environment is directed entirely around an optimum student experience, rather than imposed on you by an academic bureaucracy. Therefore, our programs are more flexible, supportive, enjoyable and high value.
Whether studying internally or externally, our students are attracted to learning with us because they want something different.
- Instead of bureaucracy.... they want open, honest and accessible communication.
- Instead of being ‘lost in the crowd’... they want to feel valued and heard.
- Instead of having unnecessary rules imposed on them... they want a voice.
- Instead of rigid learning structures... they want flexibility and understanding
It’s these factors that make the AIP learning experience uniquely enjoyable.
AIP’s Bachelor of Psychological Science provides you with an ideal pathway for a prosperous career as a Psychologist. Government statistics indicate strong employment growth and opportunity for Psychologists over the next 5 years.
As a Psychology graduate with a 3-year degree you can work in State and Federal government departments and private businesses. You’ll also have a sound foundation in research and analysis that will equip you well for the education, justice and health sectors.
If you want to pursue a career as a Registered Psychologist, you’ll need to register with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA). The education and training requirement for a general registration as Psychologist with the PBA is a six year sequence. AIP’s Bachelor of Psychological Science is accredited by the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC) and the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA) as contributing to the required six year sequence for registration. For more information on becoming a Registered Psychologist, visit the PBA site at http://www.psychologyboard.gov.au/.
Some of the vast employment opportunities for psychologists include:
- Psychologist (employed or private practice)
- Project Coordinator
- Program Evaluation
- Change management
- Aid work
- Disaster Response
- Child Safety Officer, Department of Child Safety
- Case Manager
- Advanced Health Worker, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Service (ATODS)
- Research Officer
- Caseworker, Department of Communities
- Probation and Parole Officer
- Human Resources
Students studying internally or externally, have access to quality, state-of-the-art facilities specifically designed and constructed to optimise the learning of Psychology.
AIP’s educational facilities were built to enhance your learning experience in the field of Psychology. Our educational facilities include:
- Comprehensive physical and digital library with thousands of journals and books.
- Wi-Fi access throughout the facility
- Lecture theatres
- Interview rooms with viewing windows and recording facilities
- Break-out rooms
- Study areas
- Tutorial rooms
- Student relaxation areas
- Kitchen facilities
- Rooftop entertainment area
- Computer laboratory
So whether you’re researching, writing or studying you have everything you require in one convenient and comfortable location. AIP also has a comprehensive range of Psychological Tests and Apparatus to support your Psychology studies and learning.
If you’ve completed other studies in Psychology or related fields you may be eligible to apply for recognition of your prior learning towards subjects in the Bachelor of Psychological Science*.
You can apply for recognition of up to 8 subjects in the Bachelor of Psychological Science, which means you won’t be required to pay fees for the subjects you receive credit for. This can equate up to a $16,000.00 saving on your course fees.
*Credit for Psychology (PSY) subjects in the Bachelor of Psychological Science will only be granted if the subject is part of another Psychology program approved by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).
Today there are more and more demands on your time. Gaining a degree can be difficult when you have to fit your studies around other commitments.
While most course providers still design their courses using traditional methods that were suitable 10 years ago when most students studied full time, today we don’t have that luxury. You need to accommodate competing career, family and lifestyle needs into the same hours.
Our learning methods have evolved with the times, and our teaching methods set a precedent in flexibility and support. This means you can fit your learning around your lifestyle whilst accessing exceptional levels of educational quality and support.
The Institute’s Bachelor of Psychological Science is a cost effective way for you to become a Psychologist.The Bachelor of Psychological Science has 24 subjects, of which 4 are General Core subjects and 20 are specific to Psychology. The investment for each General Core subject is $1,450, and $1,950 for each Psychology subject. Plus, you do not pay the subject fees for subjects in which you receive academic credit (up to $16,000 saving).
The Institute is an approved Higher Education Provider by the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE) so you can choose to pay your subject fees via the Fee Help system. Fee Help is a government loan scheme that assists eligible students to pay their tuition fees
IIf you choose to pay your subject fees using Fee Help, the Australian Government pays the amount of the tuition (subject) fee to the Institute and you then repay the loan through the Australian taxation system once your annual income exceeds the minimum amount (currently $43,151 per annum).
You can find out more about Fee Help from the following DIISRTE publication: Fee Help Information – 2012.
You also have the option of paying your subject fees directly to the Institute each semester for the subjects in which you are enrolled. Or alternatively, you may choose a combination of funding part of your subject fees through Fee Help and paying the remainder yourself. As you can see, the choice is yours.
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