Australian Catholic University and the School of Behavioural and Health Sciences strongly supports the right of all people to pursue a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons), Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons) or Graduate Diploma of Psychology.
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.
The Bachelor of Psychological Science (and associated double degrees), Bachelor of Psychology (Hons), Bachelor of psychological Science (Hons) and Graduate Diploma of Psychology regularly undergo accreditation by Australian Psychological Accreditation Council in accordance with the Accreditation Standards for Psychology.
To support prospective and current students’ decision making, a series of inherent requirements statements have been developed. These statements specify the essential skills, knowledge and abilities required for the Bachelor of Psychological Science (and associated double degrees), Bachelor of Psychology (Hons), Bachelor of psychological Science (Hons) and Graduate Diploma of Psychology. Students should use this information to make informed decisions about their chosen course of study. The statements are clustered under eight domains consisting of ethical behaviour, behaviour stability, communication, cognition, relational skills, reflective skills, information and communication technologies and sustainable performance.
The inherent requirements outlined below provide a guide to inform decision making for students and staff.