The core role of the Psychology Board of Australia is to protect the public. One of the ways they do this is by making sure that only practitioners who have the skills and qualifications to provide safe care and psychological services to the Australian community are registered to practise in the psychology profession.
The registration types for the psychology profession are:
All registered psychologists are included on the National Register of Practitioners. You can search the Registers of Practitioners for the registration status and details of psychologists and other health practitioners.
Frequently asked questions about the National Scheme are available on the AHPRA website. Comprehensive information about the registration process is also available.
As of 4 February 2015, a new process applies for checking criminal history outside of Australia. This new approach requires certain applicants and registered practitioners to apply for an international criminal history check from an approved supplier. For more information, please refer to the international criminal history page on the AHPRA website.