Supervisor training

Board-approved supervisor training

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:

  • Part 1 – Knowledge assessment. This part requires at least seven hours of self-directed preparatory work relating to knowledge of best-practice supervision and knowledge of relevant Board codes, guidelines and policies. Completion of this part requires passing an online assessment.
  • Part 2 – Skills training workshop. This two-day workshop focuses on integrating knowledge and practical skills. It requires direct, face-to-face training to develop practical supervision skills that are relevant to all supervisee training pathways and to reflective supervision practice.
  • Part 3 – Competency-based assessment and evaluation. This part requires you to submit an electronic recording of a supervision session and a written reflection of the session. The training provider will systematically assess your demonstration of supervisor competencies and provide a pass or fail grade and feedback.

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 training. Master classes can focus on specific topics relevant to supervision, or to supervision in particular areas of practice.

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:

Board-approved supervisor training providers

The 17 currently approved providers and their contact details are listed in the table below.

You can find information on the location and scheduling of 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.

If a 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.

Name of provider (and link to website) 

Approved to deliver:


Phone number

Full training

Master classes

Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP)


The Australian Psychology Society Institute



(03) 86623300

The Cairnmillar Institute



(03) 98133400

Clinical Supervision Services



0478 548 594

Communicare Training Institute



(08) 63501870

C-BEST (Competency-Based Excellence in Supervisor Training)


Craig Gonsalvez

0425 710 045

Deakin University Psychologist Supervisor Training Program



(03) 9244 6844

Dr Daphne Hewson (Viva Consulting)



James Cook University /Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health (MICRRH)


Sharon Varela

0428 684 655

Learning Links

Parts 2 and 3 only


Michelle Button

(02) 8568 8200

Monash University


STREAM Psychology Pty Ltd 
(Western Australia) (previously SPOT Pty Ltd)


(08) 9335 8777

Supervisor Training and Approval Program (STAP)



(07) 3735 3385

Swinburne University Psychology Clinic



(03) 9214 8653

University of Canberra


Monica Skjerve

(02) 6201 5843

University of Melbourne


(03) 8344 6377

Wentworth Forensic Clinic, University of NSW

Parts 2 and 3 only


(02) 9265 7542

For details on the curriculum of the programs, please contact the provider directly.

These programs have approval until 31 December 2018.

Interested in becoming a Board-approved training provider?

The Board typically holds an expression of interest (EOI) process to become a Board-approved supervisor training provider every five years. The frequency of application rounds depends on the need for further supervisor training programs.

In an EOI process, the Board invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced organisations, groups and individuals to deliver supervisor training programs across Australia.

The Board recently invited expressions of interest to act as a Board-approved supervisor training provider for the next five-year approval period, from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2023. The application period is now closed and the evaluation process is underway.

The outcome of this EOI process is expected to be announced in November 2018.

 If you would like to be notified by email of future opportunities to apply to become a Board-approved supervisor training provider, send your contact details to

Page reviewed 24/08/2018