Supervisor training can now be completed online on an ongoing basis.
This means you can do a master class or full training workshop online or face to face. You can attend supervisor training online for any reason, including if it is difficult for you to travel to workshop locations or if you prefer to complete training from home.
You can still complete training face-to-face in jurisdictions where the relevant public health advice permits this and depending on where workshops are available.
See below for a list of supervisor training providers offering video conference classes and links to their websites to find workshop topics and dates.
Psychologists wanting to become a Board-approved supervisor will need to complete Board-approved competency-based supervisor training (full training), consisting of three components that need to be completed in sequence:
Psychologists wishing to maintain their supervisor approval are required to refresh their training every five years by completing at least one Board-approved master class. A master class is a competency-based training workshop requiring at least six hours of direct/live training.
Psychologists who have had a break from supervision or from practice more generally, or feel they need to refresh their knowledge and skills across the supervisor competencies, are encouraged to complete full training (at least Part 2) instead of a master class.
For more information on these requirements, please review:
There are 15 training providers approved to deliver supervisor training until 31 December 2023. Their contact details are listed in the table below.
You can find information on the curriculum of supervisor training programs and on the location and scheduling of full training Part 2 and master class workshops by contacting Board-approved supervisor training providers directly. Providers typically list their upcoming workshops on their websites, which can be accessed through the links below. You can also make phone enquiries about upcoming workshops directly with the providers.
If a Part 2 or master class workshop is not scheduled near you, the Board recommends you seek out other psychologists in your area who are interested in the training and then contact providers to ask if they can organise a workshop for your group.
Name of provider (and link to website)
Approved to deliver:
Proposed training locations
Master classes online
Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP)
The Australian Psychology Society Professional Development (APS)
(03) 8662 3300
The Cairnmillar Institute
(03) 9813 3400
Clinical Supervision Services (CSS)
0479 148 929 (Mon, Wed, Fri)
Communicare Training Institute
(08) 8251 5777
C-BEST (Competency-Based Excellence in Supervisor Training)
0425 710 045
(03) 9244 6844
(03) 9905 4359
(08) 9335 8777
University of Canberra & Australian National University
(02) 6206 8576
University of Melbourne
(03) 8344 6377
UNSW Forensic Psychology Clinic
(02) 9285 3203
(02) 8004 7605
The training provider Psychology inMind held Board-approval to deliver supervisor training until 20 April 2021. Any training delivered by this provider after this date is not valid for applying to maintain Board-approved supervisor status.
The training providers listed below held Board-approval to deliver supervisor training until 31 December 2018. Any training delivered after this date is not valid for applying to become a Board-approved supervisor or for applying to maintain Board-approved supervisor status (the providers were permitted to grade assessments until 1 February 2019).
Every five years the Board invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced organisations, groups and individuals to deliver Board-approved supervisor training programs across Australia.
In 2018, the Board invited applications to become a Board-approved provider of supervisor training from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2023. The application period is closed and 16 training providers were granted approval by the Board for the second five-year approval cycle.
If you would like to be notified of future opportunities to apply to become a Board-approved supervisor training provider, send your contact details to PsyBA.firstname.lastname@example.org. Mid-cycle applications may be sought if there is a need for further supervisor training programs.