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Public consultation paper released

13 Jul 2016

The Psychology Board of Australia (the Board) has published Consultation paper 27: Proposed guideline for transitional programs for overseas trained psychologists.

Since 1 July 2013 overseas trained psychologists have completed the three-month transitional program in order develop and demonstrate their skills in legal, ethical, professional and cultural matters specific to practising psychology in Australia, and to prepare for sitting the National Psychology Examination. This helps ensure that all psychologists who are registered in Australia are able to practice ethically and competently in the Australian context.

The requirements for the transitional program are set out in the registration standard for general registration. The proposed guideline would supplement the registration standard and provide extra guidance about the requirements to overseas trained psychologists and their employers and supervisors.

The Board is inviting comments from all interested parties, including the profession in Australia and overseas, employers, students, professional associations, education providers, government, consumers of psychology services and the general public.

The consultation paper is published under Current consultations and the Board is accepting submissions until Wednesday 7 September 2016.

For more information

  • Overseas trained psychologists seeking current information on applying for registration in Australia can find it in the overseas applicants’ section of the website which includes a section on the transitional program, and some frequently asked questions about the transitional program.
  • For further enquiries about applying for registration, please lodge an online enquiry form or call AHPRA on 1300 419 495 (within Australia) +61 3 9275 9009 (overseas callers)
  • For media enquiries: (03) 8708 9200
Page reviewed 13/07/2016