03 Aug 2010
Statement from the Psychology Board of Australia
For South Australia only
From 1 July 2010, individuals undertaking both a 4 +2 pathway to registration and an APAC accredited higher degree leading to general registration must be registered as a provisional psychologist. More information about registration as a provisional psychologist in South Australia is available in the fact sheet.
The Psychology Board of Australia (PBA) has been in consultation with stakeholders about the transition arrangements regarding provisional registration in South Australia. Since all Australian States and Territories (except SA and WA) previously offered provisional or probationary registration to post-graduate psychology students, and these students have automatically transitioned to provisional registration under the National Law, the Board has been considering additional transitional arrangements for South Australia. The usual application fee to apply for provisional registration is $410 and the annual registration fee for provisional registration is $390. This fee was previously due on 30 July 2010, with the timeframe extended by the Board until 14 August 2010 for applicants in South Australia only. The Psychology Board of Australia in its meeting on 30 July 2010 has determined to waive the application fee ($410) for all psychologists applying for provisional registration in South Australia prior to the 14 August 2010 deadline. All individuals undertaking both a 4 +2 pathway to registration and an APAC accredited higher degree leading to general registration who apply for provisional registration prior to 14 August 2010 will be only required to pay the registration fee ($390).