The standard pathway to obtaining a psychology area of practice endorsement in Australia is completion of an accredited higher degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in one of the approved areas of practice, followed by a Board approved registrar program.
The registrar program is a period of advanced supervised practice in one of the nine approved areas of practice. The program enables development of the core competencies relevant to the area of practice to the level of depth and expertise expected of an endorsed practitioner.
The registrar program consists of three components:
Full details of the requirements of the registrar program, including the competencies, are available in the following guideline:
Refer to the Board’s schedule of fees for details of application fees and registration fees.
To be eligible to apply to start a registrar program you must have general registration.
Doctorate candidates are permitted to apply for general registration and apply to begin the registrar program before completion of the doctoral thesis. Read the following documents for further information:
Once you have:
you can apply to the Board for approval of the registrar program using the following form:
Note: transition provisions apply to psychologists who were already enrolled in an accredited Masters or combined Masters/PhD immediately prior to the commencement of the National Scheme, i.e. on 30 June 2010. Refer to the above application form for details.
Use the following forms to report to the Board during the registrar program:
At the end of the registrar program a final progress report (490 KB,PDF) needs to be completed and submitted to the Board with an application for endorsement: