To be eligible for general registration as a psychologist, you need to meet the requirements set out in the Board’s general registration standard.
If you gained your psychology qualifications overseas, you will need to hold provisional registration to meet some of these requirements. This means all overseas qualified psychologists need to apply for provisional registration and meet the requirements before they apply for general registration.
Applications for provisional registration from overseas qualified psychologists are assessed against:
Applicants who meet relevant assessment criteria and all registration standards are eligible for provisional registration to complete a specified period of supervised practice.
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) supports the 14 National Boards in their role of protecting the public and setting standards that all registered health practitioners must meet.
AHPRA and the National Boards work together to register and renew health practitioners and, where required, investigate complaints or concerns regarding health practitioners.
AHPRA's operations are governed by the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law which came into effect on 1 July 2010. This law applies in each Australian state and territory, and is sometimes referred to on our sites as ‘the National Law’.
All health practitioners registered to practise are included on the national register of practitioners.
Find out more about AHPRA.