The Board is currently developing a new pathway to General registration – the 5+1 internship program. There are two phases to the 5+1 internship program: an APAC accredited fifth year degree (i.e. a Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology) comprising coursework and practical placements followed by a sixth year supervised internship that has been approved by the Board.
Fifth year degrees are currently available in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. For more information about fifth year programs visit the APAC website.
Fact sheets and Frequently asked questions
Students that are enrolled in an APAC accredited fifth year degree must be provisionally registered.
To apply for provisional registration you must complete the Application for provisional registration - APRO-76 (1.13 MB,PDF)
For information on proof of identity and certifying documents for your application please refer to AHPRA common application forms.
For information on the fees for provisional registration please refer to the Board’s schedule of fees.
Before applying for provisional registration you should ensure you are familiar with the obligations and responsibilities of provisional psychologists including the Code of Ethics and the following relevant registration standards and guidelines:
The Board has adopted the Australian Psychological Society Code of Ethics for the profession.
The following policies may be relevant to 5+1 provisional psychologists:
Forms for working in addition to fifth year placements
Sixth Year Internship
A guideline for sixth year internships is being developed and the Board is currently seeking feedback on the draft Guideline for 5+1 internship programs. To read the draft please visit the Current Consultations page.
Provisional psychologists who wish to undertake the sixth year internship prior to the guidelines being finalised may do so in accordance with the requirements of the Provisional registration standard and the transition provisions set out in the Transition provisions for the 5+1 internship (78.9 KB,PDF).
National Psychology Examination
Provisional psychologists that are completing the 5+1 internship program and who expect to apply for general registration after 1 July 2013 should also refer to information about the National Psychology Examination.