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Read the latest news affecting the psychology profession.

16 Jan 2017

Local insights, National Scheme: State and territory summaries published

Individual annual report summaries for each state and territory, offering insights into how the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme is operating across Australia, have now been published.
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10 Jan 2017

Psychologist reprimanded for failing to maintain professional boundaries

A psychologist has been reprimanded for unsatisfactory professional performance and failing to maintain professional boundaries.
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News Archives

2016

13 Dec 2016

Guidance issued on endorsements about scheduled medicines

The Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council (Ministerial Council) has recently endorsed Guidance for National Boards: Applications to the Ministerial Council for approval of endorsements in relation to scheduled medicines under section 14 of the National Law1 (the Guidance).
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07 Dec 2016

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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01 Dec 2016

Communiqué from the Board

The Psychology Board of Australia has released the November 2016 communiqué.
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01 Dec 2016

Revised registration standard for recency of practice takes effect today

The Psychology Board of Australia’s revised Registration standard for recency of practice and policy for recency of practice requirements take effect today.
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30 Nov 2016

‘No excuse’ says Board as court fines social worker for claiming to be a psychologist

AHPRA, on behalf of the Psychology Board of Australia, has successfully prosecuted a social worker for claiming to be a psychologist.
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21 Nov 2016

Psychologists reminded to renew registration by 30 November

Psychologists have until 30 November to renew their registration on time.
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17 Nov 2016

Tasmania office closure and new location

AHPRA’s Tasmanian office will be closed to the public on Friday 18 November 2016 and will reopen on Monday 21 November 2016 at a new location. The office will continue to be located in Hobart.
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10 Nov 2016

Revising and simplifying education and training was a priority in 2015/16

The Psychology Board of Australia’s focus in 2015/16 was to review the profession’s education and training model, according to information published by AHPRA today in its 2015/16 annual report.
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03 Nov 2016

Communiqué from the Board

The Psychology Board of Australia has released the October 2016 communiqué.
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31 Oct 2016

Sydney public forum September 2016

The Board was pleased to welcome over 250 members of the profession and students to a public forum held in Sydney on 29 September 2016.
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28 Oct 2016

Connections Issue 18 released

The Psychology Board releases Issue 18 of Connections newsletter.
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28 Oct 2016

Unregistered psychologist receives conviction and fine

A NSW man has been fined for knowingly holding himself out as a psychologist when he was not registered.
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27 Oct 2016

Board and AHPRA publish health profession agreement

The Psychology Board of Australia (the Board) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) have published the health profession agreement (HPA) for 2016-20.
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19 Oct 2016

Communiqué from the Board

The Psychology Board of Australia has released the September 2016 communiqué.
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14 Oct 2016

Fourth-year students seeking provisional registration can apply online now

Online application is now open for fourth-year psychology students seeking provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (the Board).
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14 Oct 2016

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the Northern Territory Board of Registered Psychologists to the health, performance and professional standards hearing panels.
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10 Oct 2016

Video explains online renewal of registration which is now open

A new video explains online renewal of registration which is now open for psychologists.
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07 Oct 2016

More information about your advertising obligations

The Psychology Board of Australia (the Board) today published further information to help registered health practitioners to better understand their advertising obligations.
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07 Oct 2016

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the National Psychology Examination Committee
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07 Oct 2016

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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03 Oct 2016

Supervisor training providers invited to apply for Board approval

The Psychology Board of Australia (the Board) has released an application pack for individuals and organisations interested in becoming Board approved providers of supervisor training of master class training only.
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23 Sep 2016

Psychologist reprimanded and disqualified for professional misconduct

A tribunal has reprimanded a psychologist for engaging in professional misconduct.
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09 Sep 2016

Full fee schedule published

A full fee schedule, including the fee arrangements for psychologists whose principal place of practice is NSW, has been published on the Psychology Board of Australia’s website.
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08 Sep 2016

Communiqué from the Board

The Psychology Board of Australia has released the August 2016 communiqué.
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01 Sep 2016

Psychology Board of Australia fees set for 2016/17

The Psychology Board of Australia (the Board) has announced the national registration fee for psychologists for 2016/17.
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31 Aug 2016

Sydney public forum invitation

The Board has released an invitation to attend the 29 September 2016 public forum in Sydney.
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30 Aug 2016

Tribunal reprimands psychologist and suspends registration for professional misconduct

Mr Ross Anderson: A tribunal has reprimanded registered psychologist Mr Ross Anderson and suspended his registration for three months for professional misconduct.
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30 Aug 2016

Communiqué from the Board

The Psychology Board of Australia has released the July 2016 communiqué.
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30 Aug 2016

Supreme Court dismisses application for review of Board decisions

Professor Nadira Pardo: The Supreme Court of Tasmania summarily dismissed an application by Prof. Nadira Pardo.
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29 Aug 2016

Public consultation closes soon

The Psychology Board’s public consultation on a proposed guideline for transitional programs for overseas trained psychologists is closing soon.
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18 Aug 2016

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the ACT/TAS/VIC Regional Board of the Psychology Board of Australia, and health, performance and professional standards hearing panels.
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04 Aug 2016

Connections Issue 17 released

The Psychology Board releases Issue 17 of Connections newsletter.
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01 Aug 2016

Registered psychologists: beware of hoax email purporting to be from the Psychology Board of Australia

We have recently been alerted that an email with the subject line: ‘AHPRA approval of revised general registration standard’ seemingly from the email address noreply@psychologyboard.gov.au has been received by some psychology practitioners.
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13 Jul 2016

Public consultation paper released

The Psychology Board of Australia (the Board) has published Consultation paper 27: Proposed guideline for transitional programs for overseas trained psychologists.
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12 Jul 2016

Communiqué from the Board

The Psychology Board of Australia has released the June 2016 communiqué.
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27 Jun 2016

Tribunal reprimands psychologist for failure to maintain professional boundaries

A psychologist has been reprimanded by the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (the tribunal) for failing to maintain professional boundaries.
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22 Jun 2016

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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20 Jun 2016

Psychologist reprimanded and suspended from practising

The South Australian Health Practitioners Tribunal has reprimanded psychologist Michelle Bakjac for professional misconduct and suspended her registration.
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14 Jun 2016

Unregistered psychologist convicted and fined by court

A South Australian man has received a $7,500 fine and a criminal conviction for knowingly and recklessly using the title “psychologist” in breach of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law as in force in each state and territory (the National Law).
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09 Jun 2016

Funding determination for Queensland Office of the Health Ombudsman

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) has received a letter from the Queensland Government, formally notifying of the determination of fees to be paid from AHPRA to the Queensland Office of the Health Ombudsman (OHO) for 2015-2016.
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03 Jun 2016

Communiqué from the Board

The Psychology Board of Australia has released the May 2016 communiqué.
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20 May 2016

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to National Boards regulating health professions across Australia
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18 May 2016

Tribunal reprimands and suspends psychologist, finds professional misconduct

A psychologist has been reprimanded and his license suspended for nine months.
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18 May 2016

Tribunal rejects Board’s improper report preparation allegations

The Psychology Board's allegations against a psychologist have been rejected by the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
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16 May 2016

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the ACT/TAS/VIC Regional Board of the Psychology Board of Australia
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11 May 2016

Connections Issue 16 released

The Psychology Board releases Issue 16 of Connections newsletter.
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09 May 2016

Communiqué from the Board

The Psychology Board of Australia has released its latest communiqué.
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06 May 2016

Streamlining the application process for overseas-qualified applicants

From 1 June 2016 the Board will streamline the application process for overseas-qualified applicants, by overseeing the assessment of their knowledge and skills as part of their application for registration in Australia.
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06 May 2016

Consultation submissions published

The Psychology Board of Australia has published submissions that were received in response to the recent public consultation on proposals to update the Area of practice endorsements registration standard and the Guidelines for area of practice endorsements.
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02 May 2016

Revised general registration standard takes effect from today

The Psychology Board of Australia’s revised registration standard for general registration takes effect today and replaces the previous version dated 1 July 2010.
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18 Apr 2016

Communiqué from the Board

The Psychology Board of Australia has released the April 2016 meeting communiqué.
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13 Apr 2016

Guidelines for the National Psychology Exam are now updated

The Guidelines for the National Psychology Exam (the Guidelines) have been updated and the new version is now available on the Board’s website.
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12 Apr 2016

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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08 Apr 2016

Psychology regulation at work in Australia, 2014/15

The Psychology Board of Australia (the Board) has released its report for 2014/15.
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29 Mar 2016

Tribunal orders psychologist has no case to answer

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has ordered that no further action is to be taken against Ms Meddwyn Coleman, a psychologist.
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24 Mar 2016

Further information for the revised general registration standard published

The Psychology Board of Australia has today published further information about the revised registration standard for general registration.
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22 Mar 2016

Psychologist permanently prohibited from practising

A formerly registered psychologist has permanently been prohibited from practising as a psychologist.
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11 Mar 2016

Communique from the Board

The Psychology Board of Australia has released the February 2016 meeting communique.
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26 Feb 2016

Psychologist reprimanded for unsatisfactory professional conduct

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal has reprimanded psychologist Kirsten McArthur after finding she engaged in unsatisfactory professional conduct.
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15 Feb 2016

Revised standard for general registration published today

The Psychology Board of Australia has today published a revised registration standard for general registration.
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12 Feb 2016

Protecting the public: Local data summaries from a national scheme

Local reports have today been released for each state and territory on Australia’s regulatory scheme for health practitioners, providing a unique insight on local outcomes within a national scheme.
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02 Feb 2016

Revised standard for recency of practice published today

A revised registration standard for recency of practice and a revised policy for recency of practice requirements have today been published by the Psychology Board of Australia.
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22 Jan 2016

New online supervisor services

A new supervisor services portal is now available for current Board-approved supervisors.
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21 Jan 2016

Tribunal reprimands psychologist, finds unprofessional conduct

A tribunal has reprimanded a psychologist and found she engaged in unprofessional conduct for failing to disclose being convicted of driving-related offences.
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11 Jan 2016

Public consultation papers released

The Psychology Board of Australia (the Board) has published consultation paper 26: Area of practice endorsements.
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05 Jan 2016

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the NT / SA / WA Regional Board of the Psychology Board of Australia.
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05 Jan 2016

Call for expressions of interest

Call for expressions of interest - Overseas Qualified Psychologists Assessment Advisory Committee of the Psychology Board of Australia
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2015

30 Dec 2015

Tribunal affirms Board decision to refuse registration

A tribunal has affirmed a decision by the Psychology Board of Australia to refuse registration to a man who applied for registration 18 years after practising as a psychologist for three and a half months.
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24 Dec 2015

Communique from the Board

The Psychology Board of Australia has released the December 2015 meeting communique.
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22 Dec 2015

Health practitioner regulation: Learn how you’re protected

A new video and an accompanying infographic explaining the Australia-wide scheme that is in place to protect members of the public were launched today by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
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22 Dec 2015

New video about the National Psychology Exam

The Board has released a video providing information about the National Psychology Exam and what registrants need to do in order to prepare for the exam.
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17 Dec 2015

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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11 Dec 2015

Communique from the Board

The Psychology Board of Australia has released the November 2015 meeting communique.
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03 Dec 2015

Are you a graduate applying for registration?

Read this important information that explains what you need to know.
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01 Dec 2015

Revised CPD registration standard takes effect from today

The Psychology Board of Australia’s revised Continuing professional development registration standard (CPD standard) takes effect today.
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23 Nov 2015

Connections Issue 15 released

The Psychology Board releases Issue 15 of Connections newsletter.
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20 Nov 2015

Psychologists reminded to renew registration by 30 November

Psychologists have until 30 November to renew their registration to avoid paying a late fee.
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18 Nov 2015

National drug screening protocol

There are health practitioners with a history of substance misuse who have restrictions placed on their registration. These restrictions are generally designed to keep the public safe while the practitioner remains in practice.
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16 Nov 2015

Fourth-year students seeking provisional registration can apply online now

Online application is now open for fourth-year psychology students seeking provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (the National Board).
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13 Nov 2015

Tribunal reprimands former psychologist, finds professional misconduct

The Qld Civil and Administrative Tribunal has reprimanded former psychologist Steven Spring for professional misconduct, and precluded him from applying for registration for two and a half years.
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10 Nov 2015

Communique from the Board

The Psychology Board of Australia has released the October 2015 meeting communique.
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06 Nov 2015

2014/15 National Scheme annual report launched

The 2014/15 National Scheme annual report, including a report from the Board, has been published.
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30 Oct 2015

Revised CPD standard for psychologists published today

The Psychology Board of Australia today published the revised continuing professional development (CPD) standard, which will come into effect on 1 December 2015.
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30 Oct 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the NT / SA / WA Regional Board of the Psychology Board of Australia.
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16 Oct 2015

Communique from the Board

The Psychology Board of Australia has released the September 2015 meeting communique.
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16 Oct 2015

Board and AHPRA publish health profession agreement

The Psychology Board of Australia (the Board) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) have published the health profession agreement (HPA) for 2015/16.
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28 Sep 2015

Online renewal of registration is now open

Online renewal of registration is now open for psychologists registered in Australia.
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25 Sep 2015

Connections Issue 14 released

The Psychology Board releases Issue 14 of Connections newsletter.
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11 Sep 2015

Update your contact details to receive registration renewal reminders

Are your contact details up to date? Registration renewal reminders will be sent to registrants soon.
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04 Sep 2015

Communique from the Board

The Psychology Board of Australia has released the August 2015 meeting communique.
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02 Sep 2015

Psychology Board of Australia sets fee for 2015/16

The Psychology Board of Australia (the Board) has announced the national registration fee for psychologists for 2015/16.
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01 Sep 2015

New forms for Board-approved supervisors

The Psychology Board has published a new form for Board-approved supervisors.
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01 Sep 2015

Revised policy on working in addition to placements

The Psychology Board of Australia has reviewed and made some minor amendments to its Policy on working in addition to placements and the revised policy is effective from 1 September 2015.
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21 Aug 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the ACT / TAS / VIC Regional Board of the Psychology Board of Australia.
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20 Aug 2015

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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14 Aug 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications to the Queensland Board of the Psychology Board of Australia.
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11 Aug 2015

Communique from the Board

The Psychology Board of Australia has released the July 2015 meeting communique.
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07 Aug 2015

Consultation paper released

The Psychology Board of Australia (the Board) has published consultation paper 25: Consultation on ending the higher degree exemption from sitting the National Psychology Examination.
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06 Jul 2015

Communique from the Board

The Psychology Board of Australia has released the June 2015 communique.
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01 Jul 2015

Revised English language and criminal history standards take effect today

Revised English language and criminal history standards take effect from today.
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10 Jun 2015

Online search for a supervisor improved

Improvements to the online search for a supervisor have been launched by the Psychology Board of Australia (the Board).
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10 Jun 2015

Communique from the Board

The Psychology Board of Australia has released the May 2015 communique.
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21 May 2015

Revised criminal history registration standard will take effect from 1 July

A revised criminal history registration standard will come in to effect for all registrants from 1 July 2015.
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21 May 2015

Revised English language skills registration standards taking effect from 1 July

Revised English language skills registration standards take effect from 1 July for all registrants.
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21 May 2015

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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18 May 2015

Search for a supervisor improvements coming soon

The Psychology Board of Australia and AHPRA are fine tuning improvements to the online search for a supervisor which will be launched soon.
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13 May 2015

Tribunal dismisses psychologist’s application for finding to be supressed

The ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal has dismissed an application by psychologist Mr Ziji Fox to suppress details of a finding that he had engaged in unprofessional conduct.
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12 May 2015

Communique from the Board

The Psychology Board of Australia has released the May 2015 communique.
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04 May 2015

Call for views on how we approach regulation

National Boards and AHPRA are seeking feedback through an online survey on the regulatory principles that were launched in July last year.
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29 Apr 2015

Communique from the Board

The Psychology Board of Australia has released the March 2015 communique.
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24 Apr 2015

Further information for psychologists approved to provide Medicare services

In the recent issue of the Psychology Board of Australia’s newsletter the Board reported it had received correspondence from Medicare which included advice of amendments to their requirements for approval to provide Psychological Therapy services (clinical psychology).
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23 Apr 2015

Connections Issue 13 released

The Psychology Board releases Issue 13 of Connections newsletter.
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20 Apr 2015

Tribunal finds former psychologist guilty of professional misconduct

The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia has reprimanded former psychologist Elisabeth Freeman, found she engaged in professional misconduct, and disqualified her from applying for registration as a psychologist for 18 months.
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30 Mar 2015

Submissions to public consultation

The Psychology Board of Australia has published submissions that were received in response to the recent public consultation on proposals to update the Provisional registration standard and the Guidelines for the 4+2 internship program.
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24 Mar 2015

Security alert - keep your web browser updated

We are making changes to our websites to make sure that your information is kept safe.
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11 Mar 2015

Communique from the Board

The Psychology Board of Australia has released the February 2015 communique.
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10 Mar 2015

Quarterly registration data released

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data.
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20 Feb 2015

Public consultation closing soon

The Psychology Board of Australia’s public consultation on proposals to update the Provisional registration standard and the Guidelines for the 4+2 internship program is closing soon. 
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18 Feb 2015

Adelaide office closed for relocation

The Adelaide office will be closed for relocation from Thursday 19 February 2015 and will re-open on Monday 23 February 2015 at 12.00pm.
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16 Feb 2015

AHPRA strengthens national drug screening

AHPRA and National Boards to introduce hair testing for all practitioners with substance related impairment.
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16 Feb 2015

Call for applications

Call for applications for appointment to the NT/SA/WA Regional Board of the Psychology Board of Australia.
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04 Feb 2015

New approach to international criminal history checks launches today

A new procedure for checking international criminal history that provides greater public protection takes effect today.
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09 Jan 2015

Communique from the Board

The Psychology Board of Australia has released the December 2014 communique.
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