SO…. I have been researching.. what I am thinking of studying..
and it looks like its 6 years to be a registered psychologist and one to 3 years study to be a specialist in autism diagnosis..
I can go to Griffith and do it part time for a year.
Or online with Western Australia three years.
I have time..lol… to work out what certification I want to achieve… the behavioural studies bachelor with a major in psychology will not let me work with clients.. and I want to work with clients so.. its back to USC and their bachelor in psychology.. which is a registered course with APAAC.
Is it worth it..? 7 years of study and even more if I want a Masters and even then am I up to it.
Am I intelligent enough to understand the coursework.. ? I have no idea…
I left school after year 10 because it was so boring..
I am not sure having a passion for helping others and especially with helping people with autism is enough of a passion to get through all that coursework..
I know I have the determination but not sure about the drive..
There are a couple of options I can go to see whether I could handle university life.
One – I do a certificate of university studies which will get me in the door and familiar with university and what is expected in the coursework
Two – I go through TTP which is where you do courses that are an introduction to what you want to learn .. sort of like bridging courses.
But neither will go towards a OP..
Plus if I do option One it is an extra $9000
Whereby option Two I would have to do the subjects anyway.. and I still pay..
I guess it depends on what I believe I can understand and do..
Do I have the capacity to go straight into a bachelor..?
Honestly .. No I dont..
which means I pay the extra $9000 for it.. and owe a ton of money at the end..
which IM going to do anyway.
now how much does the bachelor of psychology with honours going to cost?