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Undergraduate Certificate of Psychology Fundamentals

Undergraduate Certificate of Psychology Fundamentals (UCCP)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • Online
  • -
  • 0.5 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
  • Feb, May


  • The Undergraduate Certificate of Psychology Fundamentals provides you with foundation knowledge of psychology and a broad introduction to the practice of psychology.
  • Studying this certificate will equip you with the necessary skills to successfully respond to the literacy, critical thinking and e-literacy demands of university study.

Further study

Successful completion of this program will enable entry and four units of credit towards the Diploma of Multidisciplinary StudiesBachelor of Psychology (Honours), the Bachelor of Science (Psychology), or the Bachelor of Science (Psychology Extended).

Entry requirements


To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English (Units 3 & 4, C) 

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at high school level (typically studied in Year 12). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

  • Admission into this short program is available to eligible Commonwealth Support applicants, who are aged 17 years or over. 


If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

If you identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent you may be eligible to enter the Indigenous Higher Education (IHEPP) program.

Degree structure

To complete this certificate, students must complete 4 courses.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
Total 4

Refer to the UniSQ Handbook for an example of courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your study (4 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 6675

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.


At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to UniSQ.


You can select to start your study in Trimester 1 or 2.

Study period  Application closing date Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2025  Monday 10 February Monday 3 February  Monday 10 February  Friday 9 May
Trimester 2, 2025 Monday 26 May Monday 19 May Monday 26 May  Friday 22 August

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at UniSQ that is relevant to you.

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Why UniSQ?

At UniSQ, we pride ourselves on providing a supportive and flexible learning environment. Our Undergraduate Certificate in Psychology is a pathway to becoming a psychologist, designed to give you a foundational understanding of Psychology, equipping you with critical skills for both academic and professional success. Our commitment to quality education and student support makes UniSQ an excellent choice for your Psychology and Human Services studies.

This qualification can be used as a Psychology degree pathway to further study. You can gain entry into our Diploma of Multidisciplinary Studies, Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), the Bachelor of Science (Psychology), or the Bachelor of Science (Psychology Extended)

What are the entry requirements for an Undergraduate Certificate in Psychology?

To study an Undergraduate Certificate in Psychology, you need to meet English pre-requisites and assumed knowledge.

For further information, please view the entry requirements section of this page.

A pathway to psychology is possible at UniSQ and if you don’t meet the entry requirements, we offer a Tertiary Preparation Pathway to help you into your chosen degree. 

Are flexible study options available?

Yes! At UniSQ you will study our Undergraduate Certificate of Psychology Fundamentals online, allowing you to balance your education with other commitments. We’ve been delivering distance education for over 40 years, so you can be sure that you are learning your degree from the online education experts.

Discover more about the ways you can study an Undergraduate Certificate in Psychology with UniSQ.