Psychologists need registration to practice in Australia. Gaining registration to be able to practice as a Psychologist in Australia is your first step in this amazing adventure. Registration depends on your qualifications and experience, but onPsych can help you navigate this process and advise on the best ways to gain registration in the shortest time possible, and with the least expense.
Generally speaking applicants will need a recognised post graduate qualification from a recognised institution and two years of experience before they can register to practice in Australia. A Masters degree and above is preferable, and a period of supervised practice is essential. General advice about registration can be found here ( http://www.psychologyboard.gov.au/) Onpsych has helped many psychologists achieve registration as well as giving them full time employment.
Types of Registration in Australia.
Although there is the normal range of psychology specialisations practiced in Australia, such as “Educational Psychology”, “Organizational Psychology” and “Counselling Psychology”, the main registration process differentiates “Clinical Psychologist” from all other streams. The demand for “Clinical Psychologist” is higher, and there are currently over 1000 vacancies in Australia for “Clinical Psychologists”. It should also be noted that there can be significant differences in wages between Clinical psychologists and registered psychologists, so getting the right advice in the beginning is essential.