Psychology in Australia

Studying Psychology
Psychology is a popular field of study in Australia. It is taught at universities in every State and Territory. Becoming a psychologist requires at least four years of full-time university study. Common courses are a four-year Bachelor of Psychology or a three-year degree followed by an Honours program in Psychology. Graduates must then complete two years of either study in a specialist area or supervised practice. Completing this six-year sequence is a requirement for registering to work as a psychologist in Australia.

APS accredited courses
Psychology is taught at most universities in Australia, and there is a wide range of courses to choose from. It is important to study an APS accredited course in order to gain registration as a psychologist in Australia and to become a member of the APS (Australian Psychological Society). The APS is the main body in Australia that assesses psychology qualifications gained overseas or locally.

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Careers in psychology
Psychologists work in diverse areas, practising in a wide range of specialist areas such as:

universities
government
major corporations
community health centres
welfare organisations
Working as a psychologist in AustraliaYou must be registered with a Psychologists Registration Board to practise as a psychologist in Australia. Please feel free to contact us for further information.