Assessment of applications

Assessment criteria

To identify the specified period of supervised practice you need to complete before you are eligible for general registration as a psychologist in Australia, we will assess your psychology qualifications and any supervised practice or internship against the Board approved assessment criteria listed below. You need to arrange for your education institution to send your original academic transcripts directly to AHPRA. We will use these documents to assess your qualifications against some of the assessment criteria. Your qualifications do not need to meet all the criteria.

Criterion Assessment Supporting documents required with your application for registration
1 Your academic qualification is comparable to the AQF level of a Board approved postgraduate qualification accredited as a fifth and sixth year of study (AQF 9 Masters degree).

The only discipline name in the title of your qualification and program of study is psychology.

Your original academic transcript, sent directly to AHPRA by your institution. If your institution cannot provide an English language translation of your academic transcript, AHPRA will contact you to arrange for English language translations. You will be required to pay all translation costs and we will inform you before any translation costs are incurred.

We may ask you to provide a copy of the course syllabus or course handbook for each qualification to be assessed including a list of learning outcomes, assessment tasks and textbooks for each unit that you studied (with English language translation if needed). 

2 The level of your academic qualification is comparable to the AQF level of a Board approved postgraduate qualification accredited as a fifth year of study (AQF 9 Masters degree).

The only discipline name in the title of your qualification and program of study is psychology.

Your original academic transcript, sent directly to AHPRA by you institution. If your institution cannot provide an English language translation of your academic transcript, AHPRA will contact you to arrange for English language translations. You will be required to pay all translation costs and we will inform your before any translation costs are incurred.

We may ask you to provide a copy of the course syllabus or course handbook for each qualification to be assessed including a list of learning outcomes, assessment tasks and textbooks for each unit that you studied (with English language translation if needed). 

3 The level of your academic qualification is comparable to the AQF level of a Board approved four year sequence of study at AQF Level 8 or higher.

The only discipline name in the title of your qualification and program of study is psychology.

Your original academic transcript, sent directly to AHPRA by your institution. If your institution cannot provide an English language translation of your academic transcript, AHPRA will contact you to arrange for English language translations. You will be required to pay all translation costs and we will inform you before any translation costs are incurred.

We may ask you to provide a copy of the course syllabus or course handbook for each qualification to be assessed including a list of learning outcomes, assessment tasks and textbooks for each unit that you studied (with English language translation if needed). 

4 The program leading to your psychology qualification was externally accredited to ensure it meets substantially equivalent standards for psychology education during the period when you undertook your studies. Nil
5 The institution where you studied and the institution that awarded your qualification were registered or authorised to deliver higher education during the period when you undertook your studies. Nil
6 The learning outcomes taught and assessed in your program leading to the qualification are substantially equivalent to the competencies and/or graduate attributes of qualifications held by graduates of approved programs accredited as a fifth and sixth year of study.

We may ask you to provide a copy of the course syllabus or course handbook for each qualification to be assessed including a list of learning outcomes, assessment tasks and textbooks for each unit that you studied (with English language translation if needed). 

7 The learning outcomes taught and assessed in your program leading to the qualification are substantially equivalent to the competencies and/or graduate attributes of qualifications held by graduates of approved programs accredited as a fifth year of study.

We may ask you to provide a copy of the course syllabus or course handbook for each qualification to be assessed including a list of learning outcomes, assessment tasks and textbooks for each unit that you studied (with English language translation if needed). 

8 The learning outcomes taught and assessed in your program leading to the qualification are substantially equivalent to the competencies and/or graduate attributes of qualifications held by graduates of approved programs accredited as a four year sequence of study

We may ask you to provide a copy of the course syllabus or course handbook for each qualification to be assessed including a list of learning outcomes, assessment tasks and textbooks for each unit that you studied (with English language translation if needed). 

9 You have completed at least 1500 hours of internship or supervised practice.

You have in, your qualification or period of internship/supervised practice demonstrated competence in the following areas: 

  • knowledge of the discipline
  • ethical, legal and professional matters
  • psychological assessment and measurement
  • intervention strategies
  • research and evaluation
  • communication and interpersonal relationships
  • working with people from diverse groups, and
  • practice across the lifespan.
We may ask you to provide evidence of completion of internship or supervised practice (including English language translations), such as:

  • supervision reports
  • supervision logs
  • detailed position description, or
  • other placement reports.
10 You have completed at least 3000 hours of internship or supervised practice. You have, in your qualification or period of internship/supervised practice demonstrated competence in the following areas:

  • knowledge of the discipline
  • ethical, legal and professional matters
  • psychological assessment and measurement
  • intervention strategies
  • research and evaluation
  • communication and interpersonal relationships
  • working with people from diverse groups, and
  • practice across the lifespan.
We may ask you to provide evidence of your internship or supervised practice (including English language translations), such as:
  • supervision reports
  • supervision logs
  • detailed position description, or
  • other placement reports.
11 You have completed an overseas qualification and have enrolled in, or have an enrolment offer for, a Board approved postgraduate qualification accredited as a fifth and sixth year of study (higher degree). Evidence of your enrolment in a Board-approved higher degree program, sent directly from your education institution to AHPRA.

 

 
 
Page reviewed 26/03/2019