Psychology Board of Australia
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Past consultations

Where there are public consultations which have closed, they will be shown below along with the individual submissions that were received and considered.

The Board publishes submissions received on their websites to encourage discussion and inform the community and stakeholders, unless requested otherwise. There may be circumstances under which submissions may not be published including if the individual or organisation has requested that the submission not be published; if the submission contains offensive or defamatory comments or does not address the scope of the consultation; or if the submission has not been provided in an accessible format for publication.

If you have a submission published on this page and you wish to request it be de-identified or removed please email the Chair of the Board at – psychologychair@ahpra.gov.au.

Where there are consultations which are open for input, they will be shown under Current Consultations.


Public consultation on area of practice endorsements

The Psychology Board of Australia (the Board) published consultation paper 26 on a review of the area of practice endorsements registration standard and the guidelines for area of practice endorsements.

Released: 11 January 2016
Closed: 4 March 2016

Submissions received


Public consultation on ending the higher degree exemption from sitting the National psychology Exam

The Psychology Board of Australia published consultation paper 25: Consultation on ending the higher degree exemption from sitting the National Psychology Examination.

Released: 7 August 2015
Closed: Friday 2 October 2015

Submissions received


Public consultation on proposed amendments to the Provisional registration standard and the Guidelines for the 4+2 internship program

Released: 19 December 2014
Closed: 27 February 2015

The Psychology Board of Australia undertook public consultation on a review of the:

  • Provisional registration standard, and
  • Guidelines for the 4+2 internship program

This paper also included exposure drafts of General registration standard and the Policy for recency of practice requirements which were initially released for public consultation on the review of the requirements for general registration, continuing professional development, and recency of practice in April 2014 (see below).

Submissions received


Public consultation on draft Guidelines for the regulatory management of registered health practitioners and students infected with blood-borne viruses

National Boards released for public consultation draft guidelines on the regulatory management of registered health practitioners and students infected with blood-borne viruses.

Released: 24 July 2014 
Closed: 26 September 2014

Submissions received will be available on the Past Consultations page of the AHPRA website.


Public consultation on a review of the requirements for general registration, continuing professional development, and recency of practice.

Released: 28 April 2014
Closed: 30 June 2014

The Psychology Board of Australia undertook public consultation on a review of the:

  • General registration standard
  • Continuing professional development registration standard
  • Guidelines for continuing professional development
  • Recency of practice registration standard, and
  • Policy on recency of practice requirements

Public consultation - Requirements for General registration continuing professional development and recency of practice - 28 April 2014 (964 KB,PDF), Word version (516 KB,DOCX)  

Submissions received

 


 

Review of the English language skills and Criminal history registration standards

Released: 25 October 2013
Closed: 23 December 2013

Submissions received can be found on the Past consultations page on the AHPRA website.

Following this public consultation the revised English language skills and Criminal history registration standards were approved by the Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council on 17 March 2015 with approval taking effect from 1 July 2015.

A consultation report on the English language skills registration standard provides a summary of responses and rationale for changes and sets out the proposed way forward, including areas where further work is planned.

Document  PDF  Accessible format  Document 
Consultation report  PDF 
(576KB) 
Word version 
(638 KB,DOCX) 
May 2015 

International criminal history checks - further public consultation

All National Boards have undertaken further public consultation on a proposal to refine international criminal history checks.

Released: 2 October 2013
Closed: 31 October 2013

Submissions and a consultation report are published on the AHPRA website.

More information about the outcome of this consultation is available on the international criminal history page of the AHPRA website.


Draft guidelines for the 5+1 internship programs

Released: 13 May 2013
Closed: 8 July 2013

The Psychology Board of Australia is consulting on a draft Guidelines for the 5+1 internship program.

The consultation paper should be read in conjunction with the Psychology Board of Australia’s Provisional registration standard (352 KB,PDF), published on 1 June 2012.

Submissions received


Guidelines for the National Psychology Examination

Released: 18 April 2013
Closed: 27 May 2013

Submissions received


Cross-Board consultation on common guidelines and psychology Code of ethics

Released: 4 April 2013
Closed: 30 May 2013

The consultation paper includes:

  • revisions to the Guidelines for advertising
  • a Social media policy
  • revisions to the Guidelines for mandatory notifications
  • endorsement of the APS Code of Ethics

Submissions can be found on the AHPRA website.


Proposed National Registration and Accreditation Scheme – Data access and research policy

Released: 22 February 2013
Closed: 5 April 2013

Received submissions will be posted on the AHPRA website under Past Consultations.


Consultation paper on review of accreditation arrangements

Released: 20 September 2012
Closed: 2 November 2012

Submissions received


Consultation paper on international criminal history checks

Released: 25 June 2012
Closed: 17 August 2012 

Submissions received can be found here.


Exposure Draft: National Psychology Examination Curriculum

Released: 7 November 2011
Closed: 27 January 2012

Submissions received


Exposure Draft: Guideline for Supervisors and Supervisor Training Providers

Released: 3 November 2011
Closed: 27 January 2012

Submissions received


Exposure Draft: Revised Standard and Guidelines on professional indemnity insurance for psychologists

Released: 7 September 2011
Closed: 2 November 2011

Submissions received


Proposed amendment to the Provisional registration standard for the 5+1 internship

Released: 6 June 2011
Closed: 29 July 2011

Consultation Paper 10 - Proposed amendment to the Provisional registration standard to account for the 5+1 program (387 KB,PDF)

Submissions received


Guidelines for the National Psychology Examination

Released: 6 April 2011
Closed: 13 May 2011

Consultation Paper 9 - National Examination Consultation Paper (258 KB,PDF)

Submissions received


Proposed revisions to the Professional Indemnity Insurance Arrangements Registration Standard

Released: 21 December 2010
Closed: 28 February 2011

Consultation paper 8 - Proposed revisions to the Professional Indemnity Insurance Arrangements Registration Standard (470 KB,PDF)

Submissions received


Exposure Draft – Guidelines on area of practice endorsements

Released: 11 November 2010
Closed: 22 December 2010

Consultation Paper 7 - Exposure Draft - Guidelines on area of practice endorsements (687 KB,PDF)

Submissions received


Registration standard – Limited registration for teaching or research

Released: 11 November 2010
Closed: 22 December 2010

Consultation Paper 6 - Proposed registration standard: Limited Registration for Teaching or Research (402 KB,PDF)

Submissions received


Revisions to the Guidelines on Area of Practice Endorsements

Released: August 2010
Closed: 10 September 2010

Consultation Paper 5 - Revisions to the Guidelines on Area of Practice Endorsements (546 KB,PDF)

Submissions received


Inappropriate Use of Psychological Testing

Released: 17 May 2010
Closed: 16 August 2010

Consultation Paper 4 - Options for the protection of the public posed by the inappropriate use of psychological testing (1.02 MB,PDF)

Submissions received


Supervisor Training

Released: 17 May 2010
Closed: 14 June 2010

Consultation Paper 3 - Guideline for Approved Training Programs in Psychology Supervision (1.29 MB,PDF)

Submissions received


Codes and Guidelines

Released: March 2010
Closed: 14 April 2010

Consultation Paper 2 - Codes and Guidelines (5.30 MB,PDF)

Submissions received


Registration Standards and Related Matters

Released: 27 October 2009
Closed: 24 November 2009

Consultation Paper 1 - Registration Standards and Related Matters (789 KB,PDF)

Submissions received

Exemption from Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

Public submissions are available on this website for transparency on our consultations regarding important matters affecting psychologists.


We publish submissions in their original format as made by the submitter. If you have difficulty accessing a submission, please contact AHPRA at webservices@ahpra.gov.au, and we will try to contact the submitter to provide an accessible version of their submission for your reference.


Please note that submitters are asked to provide their submissions to our public consultations in web accessible formats, and we guide them on how this can be achieved. We will update inaccessible submissions on this website when accessible format versions of files become available.

 
 
 
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