Behavioural Science

Below are details about the field of study you have chosen to explore, as well as some potential careers.


The study of the causes of behaviour as a result of individual differences, experience and environment, and the modification of that behaviour. The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of human development, behaviour and interaction, and the techniques and procedures of research design and analysis.

Course skills

Behavioural Science develops skills in:

  • conducting research into human behaviour at the individual and group level using a variety of social research methods
  • constructing, administering and interpreting tests to understand human behaviour
  • planning and implementing individual and group programs to modify human behaviour.

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics



Psychologists investigate, assess and provide treatment and counselling to foster optimal personal, social, educational and occupational adjustment and development.