01 Sep 2016
The Psychology Board of Australia (the Board) has announced the national registration fee for psychologists for 2016/17.
The fee has been set at $449, limiting the increase to indexation. Details on when the fee will apply from and the registration period it will cover are currently being finalised and will be announced when available.
The fee for practitioners whose principal place of practice is NSW is $371.1 Information on 2016/17 registration fees for NSW psychologists is available on the Psychology Council of New South Wales website.
A full fee schedule, including the fee arrangements for practitioners whose principal place of practice is NSW, is currently being finalised and will be announced when available.
The National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme) is funded by practitioners’ registration fees. The decision to limit the increase to indexation ensures psychologists are not unduly burdened, but still provides sufficient income to allow the Board to meet its obligations in protecting the public.
Board Chair, Professor Brin Grenyer, said that the Board set the fee at a level that will allow it to continue to fulfil its regulatory obligations, while continuing its commitment to prudent financial management.
‘Our role as a regulator is an important one in ensuring the public are confident when dealing with psychologists and that practitioners understand their obligations and are adequately qualified and experienced,’ Professor Grenyer said.
The Board will also shortly publish the Health Profession Agreement (HPA). The HPA provides information about the Board’s financial operations, outlines the partnership between the Board and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), and the services AHPRA will provide to the Board to regulate psychology.
Download a PDF of this Media release - Psychology Board of Australia fees set for 2016-17 - 1 September 2016 (122 KB,PDF)
1NSW is a co-regulatory jurisdiction.