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Why study psychology and mental health at La Trobe?

At La Trobe you'll learn life-long skills backed by research and evidence, so you can understand the human mind and how it impacts behaviour.

You'll be able to:

  • Study psychology subjects ranked in the top 200 worldwide*
  • Get study that fits around you with fully online, on-campus or blended study options
  • Access field-placement opportunities through our partnership with the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services
  • Learn from world leading academics, like Professor Cheryl Dissanayake, Founding Director of Australia's first centre for autism spectrum research

Times Higher Education (THE), 2023, World University Rankings 2024 by subject: psychology

Start with our most popular pyschology and mental health courses

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Bachelor of Psychological Science

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Popular course

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Explore how the human mind drives behaviour with developmental and social psychology, clinical and health psychology, and interventions and research. Possible roles include:

  • clinical psychologist
  • public health worker
  • rehabilitation worker
  • youth worker.

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Master of Professional Psychology

Master of Professional Psychology

Popular course

Learn the foundations of psychology for a rewarding career helping others develop resilience. Gain skills in counselling, psychological assessment and treatment plans. Possible roles include:

  • general psychologist
  • private practice psychologist
  • public sector psychological professional

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Master of Advanced Professional Psychology

Master of Advanced Professional Psychology

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Prepare for your career as a registered psychologist. La Trobe's industry-connected Master of Advanced Professional Psychology helps you thrive on the path to becoming a registered psychologist. Gain support in all aspects of your internship year, from sourcing your industry partner to preparing for your National Psychology Exam. Then, graduate with the advanced skills and experience you need to start your career as a registered psychologist. Possible roles include:

  • general psychologist
  • private practice psychologist
  • public sector psychologist.

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Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Counselling

Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Counselling

Popular course

Build a career that transforms lives. With seismic shifts happening on a global level – including challenges related to individual and community wellbeing, modern lifestyles and pandemics – rehabilitation counselling is now the 7th most-needed profession in Australia.

Possible roles include:

  • rehabilitation counsellor
  • counsellor
  • student wellbeing coordinator

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Master of Counselling, Rehabilitation and Mental Health

Master of Counselling, Rehabilitation and Mental Health

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StudyFlex

Build a career that makes a meaningful difference. Develop your expertise with rehabilitation counselling and mental health subjects, and prepare for a rewarding career that supports others through huge life changes. Possible roles include:

  • rehabilitation counsellor
  • counsellor
  • mental health counsellor
  • student wellbeing coordinator

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Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Psychological Science

Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Psychological Science

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Learn to recognise the close connections between crime, the human mind and its effects on behaviour with skills in biological foundations to criminal justice. Possible roles include:

  • Justice policy
  • Human services in the justice sector
  • Intelligence officer
  • Corrections counsellor

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There's no better experience than on-the-job

Work Intergrated Learning (WIL) placements are available in a range of courses at La Trobe, so you can start building your experience while you study.

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