Board-approved supervisors can temporarily meet the Board’s refresher training requirements online. Until 31 December 2020, the Board is allowing all supervisors to complete video conference master classes (usually reserved for rural/remote supervisors only)
See below for a list of supervisor training providers offering video conference master classes and links to their websites to find workshop topics and dates. The Board is working with other providers to move to video conference delivery where they are not already doing so. We will keep the below list updated as more providers are approved for video conference delivery. Many providers have advised that they will add more video conference master classes if there is enough demand.
As set out in the Guidelines for supervisors, if you cannot complete a master class before your supervisor expiry date due to exceptional circumstances, including as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, you can request an extension via the web enquiry form.
Supervisors who are able to do so are strongly encouraged to participate in an online master class in 2020. Supervisors face additional challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic as psychology services and supervision sessions move online. Peer supervision and supervision of supervisors will also be particularly important during the COVID-19 pandemic. Completing a supervisor master class is an opportunity to reflect on and refine your skills in these various supervisor roles and to connect with other supervisors.
The Board is working with training providers to explore the possibility of temporarily moving full training for new supervisors to online delivery. We will provide further updates on this soon.
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 face-to-face training (video conference master classes are available for supervisors in rural, remote, outer-regional or overseas locations).
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 16 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 class online (for rural/remote supervisors)*
Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP)
The Australian Psychology Society Institute
(03) 8662 3300
The Cairnmillar Institute
(03) 9813 3400
Clinical Supervision Services (CSS)
0478 548 594
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
Wentworth Forensic Clinic, University of NSW
(02) 9285 3203
(02) 8004 7605
* This training provider anticipates commencing full training delivery in early 2020. Contact the provider for more information.
** Provider intends to commence training delivery in 2020. Contact the provider for information.
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.