Becoming a registered psychologist

To meet the minimum tertiary requirements for provisional registration as a psychologist in Australia, you must complete a four-year basic tertiary program in psychology that has been approved by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. At Sydney, this can be achieved in two ways:

  • By completing the Bachelor of Psychology (to stay in the program you have to maintain minimum grade requirements), or
  • By completing a psychology major (three-year sequence of study) in one of the other accredited degrees and then applying for a place in the honours year.

Full registration as a professional psychologist in Australia is overseen by the Psychology Board of Australia and also requires a fifth and sixth year of graduate study in professional psychology; or one year of graduate study in professional psychology plus one year of a Board approved internship; or two years of a Board approved internship. At Sydney, you can gain full registration by completing the Master of Clinical Psychology or the Master of Clinical Psychology & PhD

Becoming a registered psychologist in Australia