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Psychology regulation at work in Australia, 2014/15

08 Apr 2016

The Psychology Board of Australia (the Board) has released its report for 2014/15.

During 2014/15 the Board continued to assess risks to the public from psychologists when their practice falls below accepted standards, and instigate regulatory responses to manage those risks. It also undertook an audit of all serious complaints against psychologists to understand broader systemic issues and increase the oversight of regulatory responses in progress.

The Board also worked to strengthen ties with international regulators to help promote continued collaboration and shared learnings.


  • 32,766 registered psychologists in Australia on 30 June 2015. 
  • 29.4% of registered psychologists are aged under 35. 
  • 10,643 endorsements held by psychologist on 30 June 2015, 66% are for clinical psychology. 
  • 88% overall pass rate for the National Psychology Examination, sat by 247 candidates. 
  • 432 notifications about registered psychologists (1.3% of the registration base). 
  • 11% decrease in notifications about registered psychologists compare to 2013/14. 
  • Eight immediate action cases, compared to five last year. 
  • 177 registered psychologists under active monitoring on 30 June 2015 – 34% due to suitability/eligibility and 28% due to conduct.

Download a copy of the report below:

Download a PDF of the report.
Psychology regulation at work in Australia - 2014/15 (37.6 KB,PDF), Word version (51.4 KB,DOCX)

Page reviewed 8/04/2016