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

15 Nov 2018

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

If you are a fourth-year psychology major, you need to be registered as a provisional psychologist with the National Board before you can start psychology practice in an approved internship or higher degree program.

Registration standards

To become a registered provisional psychologist, you must meet the following Registration standards:

  • criminal history
  • English language skills, and
  • professional indemnity insurance

Pathways for postgraduate training

You should determine your 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).

How to apply online

There are four simple steps to applying online:

1.    Set up your account with AHPRA. To do this, you’ll need a unique and personal email address only you can access.

       Once set up, you can save your application and resume as required.

2.    Complete the application form for registration.

3.    Upload your supporting documents.

4.    Pay any required fees.

What happens next?

We will assess your application and may contact you if we require further information. Once your education provider has advised us that you are eligible to graduate (not applicable to provisional psychologist applicants), we’ll finalise your application and will contact you to confirm that registration has been granted.

Once registered, your name will be published on the national register of practitioners, and you can start work!

Applicants apply online by setting up an account with AHPRA with a unique and personal email

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 15/11/2018