Psychology Board of Australia

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Psychology Board of Australia
 

Codes, guidelines and policies

Code of ethics

The Board has adopted the Australian Psychological Society Code of Ethics for the profession.

Guidelines

The Psychology Board of Australia has developed various guidelines to provide guidance to the profession. These also help to clarify the Board’s views and expectations on a range of issues.

Document PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Guidelines for mandatory notifications PDF (149 KB) Web page 17 March 2014 
Guidelines for advertising regulated health services PDF (155 KB) Web page 17 March 2014
Guidelines for supervisors and supervisor training providers PDF (495 KB) Word version
(276 KB,DOC)
30 April 2013
Guideline on professional indemnity insurance for psychologists PDF (506 KB) 1 June 2012
Guidelines on continuing professional development PDF (502 KB)   1 July 2010
Guidelines on area of practice endorsements PDF (216 KB)   29 July 2011
Interim guidelines for 4+2 internship program provisional psychologists and supervisors PDF (383 KB)   27 September 2013
Guidelines for the National Psychology Examination PDF (721 KB) Word version
(249 KB,DOCX)
18 October 2013
Guidelines for the 5+1 internship program PDF (267 KB) Word version
(208 KB,DOCX)
16 December 2013

Policies

General policies

The Psychology Board of Australia has developed polices to provide guidance to the profession. These policies are to be read in conjunction with the relevant Codes and Guidelines.

Document PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Social media policy PDF (62.2 KB) Web page 17 March 2014
Policy for the management of notifications about single court appointed expert psychologists in family law courts proceedings PDF (450 KB)   30 January 2012
Policy for place of practice removal PDF (404 KB)   6 April 2011
Policy for recency of practice requirements PDF (438 KB)   1 August 2011
Policy for exemption from continuing professional development (CPD) requirements PDF (441 KB)   15 December 2011
Policy for overseas qualified applicants for registration PDF (431 KB) Word version
(95.0 KB,DOCX)
28 June 2013
Policy for provisional psychologists with qualifications more than 10 years old PDF (444 KB) 20 August 2011

Policies for the 4+2 internship program

Document PDF Date of effect
Policy for 4+2 internship program limited work role PDF (435 KB) 6 April 2011

Policies for higher degree students

Document PDF Date of effect
Policy on working in addition to placements PDF (423 KB) 6 April 2011
Policy for higher degree students applying for general registration PDF (228 KB) 16 November 2012

Supervision policies

Document PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Policy on refusing or revoking Board-approved supervisor status PDF (189 KB) Word version
(104 KB,DOCX)
October 2013
Policy on the revocation of Board-approved supervisor training provider status PDF (120 KB) Word version
(108 KB,DOCX)
October 2013

The Board reviews its documents regularly, usually at least every five years. The next review date of a document is published at the end of the main document and provides a guide on when the next review is expected to begin. Review of Board publications is undertaken in accordance with the Consultation process of National Boards. The review process will usually start shortly before the published review date. However, a review may start earlier if necessary to ensure its relevance and workability in a changing regulatory environment, or later if other projects need to be prioritised. Timeframes for completion of reviews will vary according the complexity of the review and the timeframes of external contributors.

To enquire about the review status of a particular registration standard, guideline or policy, please contact the Chair of the Board – psychologychair@ahpra.gov.au.

FAQ and Fact Sheets

For more information, please see FAQ and Fact Sheets.

Retired versions

Document PDF Date of effect
Retired version: Guidelines for mandatory notifications PDF (426 KB) 1 July 2010 to 16 March 2014
Retired version: Guidelines for advertising of regulated health services PDF (464 KB) 1 July 2010 to 16 March 2014
Retired policy: Policy for changing states for pre 1 July 2010 4+2 registrants PDF (423 KB) 6 April 2011 to 31 December 2014
 
 
 
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