Psychology Board of Australia - Fourth-year students seeking provisional registration can apply online now
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Fourth-year students seeking provisional registration can apply online now

11 Oct 2017

Online application is now open for fourth-year psychology students seeking provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (the Board).

Graduates from a fourth-year psychology major need to be registered as a provisional psychologist with the Board before they can start psychology practice in an approved internship or higher degree program.

To become a registered provisional psychologist, eligible students must meet the Board’s registration requirements relating to criminal history, English language skills and professional indemnity insurance arrangements.

The online graduate application service on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) website helps to smooth the path from undergraduate study to postgraduate training.

Students should determine their pathway for postgraduate training before using the online application service to apply for provisional registration.

Fourth-year students completing an approved program of study are eligible to use the online service if they require provisional registration in order to undertake the fifth and sixth years of psychology training through one of the approved pathways leading to general registration which are:

  • 4+2 internship program
  • 5+1 internship program, or
  • higher degree program (Masters/Doctorate professional qualification).

Applicants apply online by setting up an account with AHPRA with a unique and personal email address only they have access to. This allows for progress on the form to be saved and resumed as required.

Applicants then complete the application form, upload their supporting documents and pay the registration fee.

Graduates are encouraged to find out how to use the online graduate application by accessing the information on the AHPRA website under Graduate applications.

How to apply for provisional registration

There are three simple steps to provisional registration for graduates:

  1. Complete an online application for provisional registration (you must determine your pathway for postgraduate training before you can complete the application).
  2. Upload supporting documents when completing your online application.
  3. Wait to be contacted by AHPRA.

What happens next?

AHPRA contacts the student if more information is needed and/or to confirm that provisional registration has been granted.

New graduates provisionally registered with the Board are eligible to start their higher degree placement or internship as soon as their name is published on the national register of practitioners.

For more information

  • Go to Graduate applications on the AHPRA website to apply online and for links to FAQ
  • For registration enquiries or difficulties in accessing the online application form: 1300 419 495 (within Australia)
  • For media enquiries: (03) 8708 9200
Page reviewed 11/10/2017