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 assist the Board 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.

Document name PDF Accessible format Date of effect
Guidelines for supervisors PDF (117 KB) Word version (136KB,DOCX) 1 August 2018
Guidelines for supervisor training providers PDF (104 KB) Word version (136 KB,DOCX) 1 August 2018 

Data on the number and geographic location of psychology Board-approved supervisors can be found on the Board's Statistics page.

More information

The Supervision FAQ page has 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 Supervisor Training page lists all Board-approved supervisor training providers and their contact details. Those wishing to become a Board-approved supervisor training provider can review this page for up-to-date information on the expressions of interest. The requirements for training providers to obtain Board approval are detailed in full in the Guidelines for supervisor training providers.

Page reviewed 1/08/2018