Under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009, programs must first be accredited by APAC before they can be approved by the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) as suitable programs of study for the purpose of registration as a psychologist.
Current active APAC-accredited programs are listed on this website. Some programs are Accredited with Conditions. Accredited with Conditions means that APAC has determined that a program meets most of the applicable Standards, and those not met at the time of assessment are likely to be met within the time specified by APAC. A determination of Accreditation with Conditions will be accompanied by a list of matters to be addressed and a date by which those matters must be addressed.
A status of Accreditation with Conditions is no different to Accreditation without Conditions with regard to a student seeking provisional registration, completing further study and then seeking general registration. If an APAC-accredited program of study is Accredited without Conditions and changes to Accredited with Conditions, there are no implications for students as accreditation is retained. Therefore a student who successfully graduates from a program of study which holds APAC accreditation (either with or without conditions) at the time of their graduation is considered to have completed an APAC-accredited program of study.
If the program was previously listed on the website and has since been removed, it remains an APAC-accredited program. Programs that are discontinued (being taught out and no longer accepting new students) are removed from the website and only current programs are listed. APAC can determine if your qualifications are APAC-accredited via an Academic Transcript Check.
If a program is currently being assessed by APAC because the education provider has submitted an application for accreditation, it will not appear on this website. In this instance, the program is not yet APAC-accredited and APAC is unable to publish any advice until the assessment process is fully completed. If the determination is that the program is accredited, the program will then be listed on this website.