Current consultations

The Board undertakes wide-ranging consultation on proposals that affect the profession.

Consultation is an important part of the Board’s engagement with members of the psychology profession, members of the public and other stakeholders. The feedback provided via consultation is greatly valued, and informs the Board’s development of important documents.

Where there are consultations open for input, they will be shown below.

Where there are consultations which have closed, they will be shown under Past Consultations, along with the submissions that were received. The Board publishes submissions received on the website to encourage discussion and inform the community and stakeholders, unless requested otherwise. There may be circumstances under which submissions may not be published. Please refer to the consultation paper for details of how submissions will be treated.

Consultation paper released

Released: 9 April 2019
Closes: 31 May 2019

The Psychology Board of Australia (the Board) has published Consultation Paper 33: Review of the Guidelines for the National Psychology Exam (the guidelines).

We are proposing two substantive changes in this review.

The first proposal is to make the higher degree exemption from sitting the exam permanent. This means that graduates with a board approved post-graduate qualification accredited at the fifth and sixth year of study will not be required to pass the exam before applying for general registration.

The second proposal is to separate the guidelines into two documents, one policy document (a revised guideline) and one operational document (a new manual for candidates enrolled to sit the exam).

We are seeking feedback from stakeholders on the review, including feedback from provisional psychologists, higher education providers, employers, supervisors, and the public.

The consultation paper is available under Current consultations and we are accepting submissions until close of business (AEST) 31 May 2019.

Please provide written submissions in Word format by email, marked ‘Consultation – Review of the Guidelines for the national psychology exam to

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