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Public consultation papers released

11 Jan 2016

The Psychology Board of Australia (the Board) has published consultation paper 26: Area of practice endorsements.

This is part of a scheduled review of the requirements for area of practice endorsements for psychologists.

Released: 11 January 2016
Closes: 4 March 2016

Area of practice endorsement of a psychologist’s general registration is a legal mechanism allowed for under the National Law1. It allows for a notation to be included on the public register to identify generally registered psychologists who have completed a postgraduate qualification and a registrar program in a specialised area of practice and thus identified as being qualified to practise in the approved area of practice.

This consultation paper seeks input on the Area of practice endorsements registration standard which provides detail about the requirements for area of practice endorsement. It also includes the Guidelines on area of practice endorsements which provide additional guidance for endorsed psychologists and psychologists seeking and endorsement, including information about the Registrar Program.

The Board is inviting comments from all interested parties, including the profession, 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 Friday 4 March 2016.

For more information

Read the Board’s Past consultations on area of practice endorsements

  • Visit the Endorsement page of the website for information about apply for endorsement, commencing the Registrar Program and background information on endorsements
  • For further enquiries about applying for endorsement 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

1Section 98 of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law as in force in each state and territory.

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