Psychology Board of Australia
Psychology Board of Australia
 

Supervisor training

From 1 July 2013 all supervisors will need to have completed a Board-approved supervisor training program.

The Guideline for supervisors and supervisor training providers establish, for the first time, nationally consistent:

  • standards for Board-approved supervisor qualifications
  • Board-approved supervisor competencies, and
  • Board-approved supervisor training.

Board-approved supervisor training programs

In 2013, the Board invited applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals and organisations to deliver supervisor training programs across Australia.

Multiple training providers have been approved by the Board to facilitate delivery of supervisor training nationally. A complete range of supervisor training is now available in both urban and regional areas in every state and territory.

These programs have approval for five years (until 31 December 2018).

The Board has approved the following supervisor training programs, which may be offered in any state or territory:

  • the APS Institute
  • the Cairnmillar Institute
  • Clinical Supervision Services
  • Communicare
  • Dr Daphne Hewson
  • Deakin University
  • Learning Links
  • Monash University
  • Swinburne University
  • STAP
  • Wentworth Forensic Clinic, University of NSW
  • Victoria University

The purpose of Board-approved supervisor training is to equip supervisors with the necessary knowledge and skills to provide competency-based supervision to supervisees undertaking:

  • a 4+2 internship program 
  • 5+1 internship program 
  • accredited higher degree program 
  • working in addition to placements for higher degree students, and/or 
  • registrar program leading to area of practice endorsement.

Depending on which of these pathways the supervisees are taking, the competencies they require will differ in scope. However, the general supervisory competencies required of supervisors apply in all pathways.

Board-approved training programs provide both initial supervisor training (full training) for psychologists wishing to become a Board-approved supervisor for the first time (new supervisors), and master class training for Board-approved supervisors who wish to renew their Board-approved supervisor status every five years.

For more information please review the:

Contact details for Board-approved training programs

The new Board-approved supervisor training programs have provided the Board permission to publish the following contact details:

Board approved providers of full-training:

Name of provider  Components of full training that are Board-approved  Email  Phone number 
The Australian Psychology Society Institute  Knowledge assessment (preparatory work)

Skills training

Competency-based assessment and evaluation components 
apstraininginstitute@psychology.org.au  (03) 86623300 
The Cairnmillar Institute  Knowledge assessment (preparatory work)

Skills training

Competency-based assessment and evaluation components 
shortcourses@cairnmillar.org.au  (03) 98133400 
Clinical Supervision Services Knowledge assessment (preparatory work)

Skills training

Competency-based assessment and evaluation components
clinicalsupervisionservices@gmail.com 0419 636 089 
Communicare Training Institute  Knowledge assessment (preparatory work)

Skills training

Competency-based assessment and evaluation components
cti@communicare.org.au  (08) 63501870 
Deakin University Psychologist Supervisor Training Program  Knowledge assessment (preparatory work)

Skills training

Competency-based assessment and evaluation components
supervisor-training@deakin.edu.au  N/A 
Learning Links Skills training

Comptency-based assessment and evaluation components
Michelle Button

mbutton@learninglinks.org.au
(02)8568 8200 
Supervisor Training and Approval Program (STAP)  Skills training

Competency-based assessment and evaluation components 
stap@griffith.edu.au  
Swinburne University Psychology Clinic Knowledge assessment (preparatory work)

Skills training

Competency-based assessment and evaluation components
psychclinic@swin.edu.au (03) 9214 8653 
Wentworth Forensic Clinic, University of NSW Skills training

Competency-based assessment and evaluation components
amcgregor@unsw.edu.au  (02) 9265 7542 

 Board approved providers of master class training:

Name of provider  Email  Phone number 
The Australian Psychology Society Institute  apstraininginstitute@psychology.org.au  (03) 86623300 
The Cairnmillar Institute  shortcourses@cairnmillar.org.au  (03) 98133400 
Clinical Supervision Services clinicalsupervisionservices@gmail.com 0419 636 089
Communicare Training Institute  cti@communicare.org.au  (08) 63501870 
Deakin University Psychologist Supervisor Training Program supervisor-training@deakin.edu.au  N/A 
Dr Daphne Hewson joyce@supervisionworkshops.com  N/A 
Learning Links Michelle Button

mbutton@learninglinks.org.au
(02) 8568 8200
Monash University pdp.psych@monash.edu NA
Supervisor Training and Approval Program (STAP)  stap@griffith.edu.au NA
Swinburne University Psychology Clinic psychclinic@swin.edu.au (03) 9214 8653 
Wentworth Forensic Clinic, University of NSW amcgregor@unsw.edu.au (02) 9265 7542 
Victoria University A/Prof Gavin Ivey

Gavin.Ivey@vu.edu.au
(03) 99192138

For details on the curriculum of the programs and the next available program offering, please contact the provider directly.

These programs have interim approval for five years (until 31 December 2018).

Future Board-approved supervisor training programs

Applications to become a Board-approved supervisor training provider will be conducted periodically. The most recent application round closed on 16 August 2013.

The Board envisages that it will open the application process again in the first half of 2015. The frequency of application rounds (an expression of interest process) is dependent upon the need for further supervisor training programs. Future opportunities will be communicated on the website.

If you wish to add your details to the supervisor training stakeholder distribution list for any future correspondence please email them to psychologychair@ahpra.gov.au.

 
 
 
Page reviewed 19/09/2014