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Revised policy on working in addition to placements

01 Sep 2015

The Psychology Board of Australia has reviewed and made some minor amendments to its Policy on working in addition to placements and the revised policy is effective from 1 September 2015.

The revised policy is available on the Codes, guidelines and policies page of the website.

The policy allows registered provisional psychologists to apply for Board approval to undertake psychological practice and use the title ‘Provisional Psychologist’ in positions that do not contribute to the requirements of their accredited degree.

The changes to the policy include:

  • positions that include that include remote client contact (e.g. videoconference and telephone) may now be approved under the policy 
  • frequency of supervision may now be varied from one hour per week when appropriate according to the nature of the work role and hours worked 
  • the content and language has been simplified to make the policy easier to understand. This includes clarification of the requirements for psychological supervision and workplace supervision; and who may apply for approval under the policy.

Corresponding amendments and some further improvements have been made to the Application for working in addition to university placements for provisional psychologists - AWOP-76 and the Progress report form for provisional psychologists working in addition to university placements - PPSR-76.

Additionally some amendments have been made to the Application to act as a Board-approved supervisor of provisional psychologists and registrars - ABAS-76 which include confirmation of the registration requirement to be eligible as a work in additional to placements supervisor (general registration has been held for at least two years).

The revised forms are available on the Forms page of the website.

Page reviewed 1/09/2015