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 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:
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:
Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP)
The Australian Psychology Society Institute
The Cairnmillar Institute
Clinical Supervision Services
0478 548 594
Communicare Training Institute
C-BEST (Competency-Based Excellence in Supervisor Training)
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)
0428 684 655
Parts 2 and 3 only
(02) 8568 8200
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
(02) 6201 5843
University of Melbourne
(03) 8344 6377
Wentworth Forensic Clinic, University of NSW
(02) 9265 7542
For details on the curriculum of the programs, please contact the provider directly.
These programs have approval until 31 December 2018.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.