The Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) does not recognise programs that are delivered entirely outside of Australia on its Register of approved programs. This includes overseas-based programs that have been accredited by APAC. The PsyBA considers that approval of programs delivered entirely outside Australia is beyond the scope of its regulatory functions, which are generally limited to Australia.
Students who have completed an APAC accredited undergraduate program overseas and wish to apply for entry to an Honours or higher degree program in Australia should make an application directly to their preferred Higher Education Provider. The Higher Education Provider is responsible for determining the admission requirements for their program.
Students who have completed an APAC accredited program overseas and wish to apply for entry into the 4+2 or 5+1 internship program should make an application to the PsyBA, using the ‘Application for provisional registration for overseas qualified applicants’ form.
Applicants who have completed an APAC accredited higher degree program overseas and wish to apply for registration as a psychologist in Australia must also apply using the ‘Application for provisional registration for overseas qualified applicants’ form.
Assessment of applications from those who have completed an APAC-accredited offshore program is streamlined. For example, program documentation does not need to be supplied or assessed, which will reduce application processing times for these applicants.
Further information can be found on the PsyBA website.