Assessment of applications

Assessment criteria

To identify the specified period of supervised practice you need to complete before you are eligible for general registration as a psychologist in Australia, we will assess your psychology qualifications and any supervised practice or internship against the Board approved assessment criteria listed below. You need to arrange for your education institution to send supporting documents directly to AHPRA. We will use these documents to assess your qualifications against some of the assessment criteria. Your qualifications do not need to meet all the criteria.

Criterion Assessment Supporting documents required with application for registration
1 Your academic qualification is comparable to the AQF level of a Board approved postgraduate qualification accredited as a fifth and sixth year of study (AQF 9 Masters degree).

The only discipline name in the title of your qualification and program of study is psychology.
Original (and translated) degree/qualification certificate awarded to applicant sent directly to AHPRA by institution.

Original (and translated) academic transcript for applicant sent directly to AHPRA by institution.

Original (and translated) list of learning outcomes and assessment tasks/methods for each unit studied by the applicant sent directly to AHPRA by institution. Original (and translated) copies of unit outlines are acceptable if they include the learning outcomes and assessment tasks/methods and are sent directly to AHPRA by institution.
2 The level of your academic qualification is comparable to the AQF level of a Board approved postgraduate qualification accredited as a fifth year of study (AQF 9 Masters degree).

The only discipline name in the title of your qualification and program of study is psychology.
Original (and translated) degree/qualification certificate awarded to applicant sent directly to AHPRA by institution.

Original (and translated) academic transcript for applicant sent directly to AHPRA by institution.

Original (and translated) list of learning outcomes and assessment tasks/methods for each unit studied by the applicant sent directly to AHPRA by institution. Original (and translated) copies of unit outlines are acceptable if they include the learning outcomes and assessment tasks/methods and are sent directly to AHPRA by institution.
3 The level of your academic qualification is comparable to the AQF level of a Board approved four year sequence of study at AQF Level 8 or higher.

The only discipline name in the title of your qualification and program of study is psychology.
Original (and translated) degree/qualification certificate awarded to applicant sent directly to AHPRA by institution.

Original (and translated) academic transcript for applicant sent directly to AHPRA by institution.

Original (and translated) list of learning outcomes and assessment tasks/methods for each unit studied by the applicant sent directly to AHPRA by institution. Original (and translated) copies of unit outlines are acceptable if they include the learning outcomes and assessment tasks/methods and are sent directly to AHPRA by institution.
4 The program leading to your psychology qualification was externally accredited to ensure it meets substantially equivalent standards for psychology education during the period when you undertook your studies. Nil
5 The institution where you studied and the institution that awarded your qualification were registered or authorised to deliver higher education during the period when you undertook your studies. Nil
6 The learning outcomes taught and assessed in your program leading to the qualification are substantially equivalent to the competencies and/or graduate attributes of qualifications held by graduates of approved programs accredited as a fifth and sixth year of study. Original (and translated) list of learning outcomes and assessment tasks/methods for each unit studied by the applicant sent directly to AHPRA by institution (already required for Criteria 1-3). Original (and translated) copies of unit outlines are acceptable if they include the learning outcomes and assessment tasks/methods and are sent directly to AHPRA by institution.
7 The learning outcomes taught and assessed in your program leading to the qualification are substantially equivalent to the competencies and/or graduate attributes of qualifications held by graduates of approved programs accredited as a fifth year of study. Original (and translated) list of learning outcomes and assessment tasks/methods for each unit studied by the applicant sent directly to AHPRA by institution (already required for Criteria 1-3). Original (and translated) copies of unit outlines are acceptable if they include the learning outcomes and assessment tasks/methods and are sent directly to AHPRA by institution.
8 The learning outcomes taught and assessed in your program leading to the qualification are substantially equivalent to the competencies and/or graduate attributes of qualifications held by graduates of approved programs accredited as a four year sequence of study Original (and translated) list of learning outcomes and assessment tasks/methods for each unit studied by the applicant sent directly to AHPRA by institution (already required for Criteria 1-3). Original (and translated) copies of unit outlines are acceptable if they include the learning outcomes and assessment tasks/methods and are sent directly to AHPRA by institution.
9 You have completed at least 1500 hours of internship or supervised practice.

You have in, your qualification or period of internship/supervised practice demonstrated competence in the following areas: 

  • knowledge of the discipline
  • ethical, legal and professional matters
  • psychological assessment and measurement
  • intervention strategies
  • research and evaluation
  • communication and interpersonal relationships
  • working with people from diverse groups, and
  • practice across the lifespan.
Certified copy (and translated) of completion of internship or supervised practice. Only the following forms of supporting documents, submitted on an official letterhead of the practice or institution will be accepted:

  • supervision reports
  • supervision logs
  • detailed position description, or
  • other placement reports.
10 You have completed at least 3000 hours of internship or supervised practice. You have, in your qualification or period of internship/supervised practice demonstrated competence in the following areas:

  • knowledge of the discipline
  • ethical, legal and professional matters
  • psychological assessment and measurement
  • intervention strategies
  • research and evaluation
  • communication and interpersonal relationships
  • working with people from diverse groups, and
  • practice across the lifespan.
Certified copy (and translated) of your internship or supervised practice. Only the following forms of supporting documents, submitted on an official letterhead of the practice or institution will be accepted:

  • supervision reports
  • supervision logs
  • detailed position description, or
  • other placement reports.
11 You have completed an overseas qualification and have enrolled in, or have an enrolment offer for, a Board approved postgraduate qualification accredited as a fifth and sixth year of study (higher degree). Certified copy of your offer of enrolment in a Board approved higher degree.

 

 
 
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