Internship Pathways to Full Registration 

Are you trying to figure out which pathway you belong on and what it all means? Don't worry we are here to help. 

There are two internship options made available to you by the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) once you have completed your four year undergraduate qualification, the 4+2 and the 5+1 internships. 

The objectives of both the 4+2 and 5+1 Internship Pathways to General Registration is to develop knowledge, practical skills and confidence across the eight core competencies in general psychological practice identified by the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA).


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The (8) Core Competencies

The eight (8) core competencies include;
• Knowledge of the discipline
• Ethical, legal and professional matters
• Psychological assessment and measurement
• Intervention strategies
• Research and evaluation
• Communication and interpersonal relationships
• Working within a cross-cultural context
• Practice across the lifespan

To become competent in these eight areas The Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) has determined that you must undergo an internship program encompassing four (4) key learning components to develop your competency. These include:

1. Psychological Practice
2. Board Approved Supervision
3. Professional Development
4. Competency Assessment Tasks and National Psychology Exam

Both the 4+2 and 5+1 Pathways have varying requirements under these learning components. Our Provisional Psychologist Hub Memberships are designed to provide you ease of access to Supervision and Professional Development. The convenience of online access means that the support and knowledge you need for your internship is available wherever you are. Let us know which pathway best fits you.

Guidelines and Policies

The Psychology Board of Australia has developed guidelines and policies to provide guidance to the profession.  <>


Steps to Commencement

Now that you are gaining a better understanding of the pathways available to you have you had a look at our steps to commencement? See how you are travelling! 


4+2 Internship Pathway

Have you completed a four-year accredited sequence of study in psychology in the last ten years? Or have you completed a sequence of study that, in the Board’s opinion, is substantially equivalent to an approved qualification?


5+1 Internship Pathway

Have you completed a five-year sequence of accredited study such as a Master of Professional Psychology?

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