Internship pathways to full registration

The 4+2 and 5+1 pathways provide an alternate approach to achieve full registration while working in psychological practice. Provisional Psychologist Hub internship programs support you to complete your provisional registration requirements, leading to general registration as a Psychologist.

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4+2 or 5+1 Pathway?

PPH’s 4+2 Psychology Internship Program meets the requirements of the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) for registration as a provisional psychologist. Our flexible program is designed to help ensure that you can fit in the demands of the program alongside your work. You will receive professional development to enhance your knowledge, skills and confidence paired with group and individual supervision (depending on your level of membership). The program will enable you to meet the core competencies and requirements outlined by the PsyBA. 

The 8 core competencies are;

  1. Knowledge of the discipline
  2. Ethical, legal and professional matters
  3. Psychological assessment and measurement
  4. Intervention strategies
  5. Research and evaluation
  6. Communication and interpersonal relationships
  7. Working within a cross-cultural context
  8. Practice across the lifespan.

Internships

4+2 pathway to general registration

Objectives

To develop knowledge, practical skills and confidence across the eight core competencies in general psychological practice identified by the psychology board of Australia (PsyBA) in order to be eligible for general registration as a psychologist.

Length

2 years full time/ 88 weeks (min)

Supervisors

  • Principal and Secondary Supervisors
  • Combination of Individual and Group Supervision

Program

Supervision: 80 hours per year (a combination of group and individual)

Professional Development: 60 hours per year

 

Other competency requirements met by the program;

  • Observations of practice (intervention & assessment)
  • Assist in development and review of case reports
  • Reports on ethical dilemmas
  • Preparation for the National Exam
  • Review of portfolio of practice documents
  • Access to, and development of competence in 9 different tests

Eligibility

You must have completed an approved 4-year tertiary psychology qualification.

PROGRAM COMPONENTS

To meet PsyBA requirements, the four key learning components of the 4+2 internship are:

1. Psychological Practice

You are required to obtain work (volunteer or paid) of a psychological nature, with a minimum of 14 hours work per week.

2720 hours

  • Minimum of 88 weeks full time
  • 1000 hours direct client contact (850 hours min of real client contact plus allowance for 150 simulated)
  • 1720 hours client related activities
  • Up to 150 hours simulated

2. Supervision

We provide Board Approved Supervisors to provide individual or group supervision – principal and secondary depending on your level of membership.  To view days and times available for supervision click here.

160 hours

  • Total supervision: at an average ratio of one hour of supervision to 17 hours of psychological practice.
  • Individual: at least 100 hours.
  • At least 80 hours provided by the primary supervisor
  • Group: at most 60 hours

3. Professional Development

We provide skills-based professional development delivered to your inbox weekly. You choose when you view the material. Content includes videos, handouts, worksheets, tips all designed to improve your skills, knowledge and confidence. For a full list of topics, click here.

120 hours

4. Competency Assessment Tasks and National Psychology Exam

We provide support across all core competencies. In particular, support in the development of competence in psychometric assessment, guidance and review of case reports, assistance in preparing for the National Psychology Exam.

PPH has an extensive assessment library that GOLD, PLATINUM and PLATINUM PLUS have access to. To view the library click here.

5+1 Pathway

PPH’s 5+1 Psychology Internship Program meets the requirements of the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) for registration as a provisional psychologist. Our flexible program is designed to help ensure that you can fit in the demands of the program alongside your work. You will receive professional development to enhance your knowledge, skills and confidence paired with group and individual supervision (depending on your level of membership). The program will enable you to meet the core competencies and requirements outlined by the PsyBA. 

The 8 core competencies are;

  1. Knowledge of the discipline
  2. Ethical, legal and professional matters
  3. Psychological assessment and measurement
  4. Intervention strategies
  5. Research and evaluation
  6. Communication and interpersonal relationships
  7. Working within a cross-cultural context
  8. Practice across the lifespan.

Internships

5+1 pathway to general registration

Objectives

To develop knowledge, practical skills and confidence across the eight core competencies in general psychological practice identified by the psychology board of Australia (PsyBA) in order to be eligible for general registration as a psychologist.

Length

1-year full time/ 44 weeks (minimum)

Supervisors

  • Principal and Secondary Supervisors

  • Combination of Individual and Group Supervision

Program

Supervision: 80 hours per year (a combination of group and individual)

Professional Development: 60 hours per year

 

Other competency requirements met by the program;

  • Observations of practice (intervention & assessment)
  • Assist in development and review of case reports
  • Reports on ethical dilemmas
  • Preparation for the National Exam
  • Review of portfolio of practice documents
  • Access to, and development of competence in 9 different tests

Eligibility

You must have completed an approved 5-year tertiary psychology qualification.

PROGRAM COMPONENTS

To meet PsyBA requirements, the four key learning components of the 5+1 internship are:

1. Psychological Practice

You are required to obtain work (volunteer or paid) of a psychological nature

1500 hours (Includes PD, Supervision and Direct/Client Related work)

  • 44 weeks full time - 1360 Hours in total combined Direct /Client related hours

  • 500 hours of Direct Work

  • 860 hours of Client Related
  • 60 hours allowance for simulated activities
  • 17.5 hours to be logged per week (minimum)

2. Supervision

We provide Board Approved Supervisors to provide individual or group supervision – principal and secondary depending on your level of membership.  To view days and times available for supervision click here.

80 hours

Total supervision

  • Individual: at least 50 hours.
  • Minimum 50 hours with the Primary Supervisor
  • Group: 30 hours
  • The ratio of supervision 1 hour for every 17 hours of practice (client-related + direct hours)

3. Professional Development

We provide skills-based professional development delivered to your inbox weekly. You choose when you view the material. Content includes videos, handouts, worksheets, tips all designed to improve your skills, knowledge and confidence. For a full list of topics, click here.

60 hours

4. Competency Assessment Tasks and National Psychology Exam

We provide support across all core competencies. In particular, support in the development of competence in psychometric assessment, guidance and review of case reports, assistance in preparing for the National Psychology Exam.

PPH has an extensive assessment library that GOLD, PLATINUM and PLATINUM PLUS have access to. To view the library click here.

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