The Psychology Board of Australia is committed to protecting the public by ensuring that only practitioners who are suitably trained and qualified to practice in a competent and ethical manner are registered. Supervisors help to achieve this commitment by assessing competence in those seeking general registration or area of practice endorsement.
The Board requires all training programs leading to registration and endorsement of registration to be supervised by Board-approved supervisors. Board-approved supervisors are experienced psychologists who have undertaken Board-approved training in competency-based supervision.
The Guidelines for supervisors outline the Board’s requirements for psychologists to obtain and maintain ‘Board-approved supervisor’ status, and set out the Board’s policy for refusing or revoking supervisor approval.
The Guidelines for supervisor training providers support the supervisor requirements by requiring supervisor training providers to be Board-approved, ensuring high-quality training is provided to supervisors.
The Supervision FAQ have useful information for those wanting to become a Board-approved supervisor, existing Board-approved supervisors and those looking for a Board-approved supervisor.
The Find a supervisor page hosts the list of Board-approved supervisors, which can be searched by practitioner name, registration number, location, and supervisor approval category.
The Requirements for supervisors page provides an overview of the training and other requirements for Board-approved supervisors.
The forms for applying for, and applying to maintain, Board-approved supervisor status are the Application to become a Board-approved supervisor (ABAS-76) and the Application to maintain Board-approved supervisor status (MBAS-76), available on the forms page
The Supervisor Training page lists all Board-approved supervisor training providers and their contact details.
The Board invites expressions of interest to become a provider of Board-approved supervisor training at least once every five years. If you are interested in applying to become a Board-approved training provider, check the Supervisor Training page for up-to-date information on the expression of interest process. The requirements for training providers to obtain Board approval are detailed in the Guidelines for supervisor training providers.