Did you know? Pathways to Organisational Psychology

Did you know? Pathways to Organisational Psychology

Since SIOPA’s inception in November 2016, we have been asked by students, business leaders and those interested in the field how to become an endorsed Organisational Psychologist. As organisations and the public continue to recognise the unique skillset and expertise Organisational Psychologists offer, it is likely that Organisational Psychology will continue to be the fastest growing area of psychology in Australia and the United States.

In Australia, the standard pathway to obtain practice endorsement in an area of psychology (e.g. Organisational, Clinical, Sport & Exercise) is the completion of an accredited higher degree (or equivalent overseas qualification), followed by a registrar program.

Organisational Psychology Pathways

General Registration as a Psychologist

A minimum of six years education and training is required for an individual to become eligible for general registration as a Psychologist. This involves a four-year accredited sequence of undergraduate study and two years postgraduate study, both in psychology.

Following completion of this phase, individuals are eligible to apply for general registration. That is, they can call themselves a ‘Psychologist’.

Practice Endorsement in Organisational Psychology

To become eligible for practice endorsement in Organisational Psychology, an individual must complete a Board approved registrar program. The registrar program involves psychological practice, supervision and active continuing professional development. The duration of the program varies depending on the level of postgraduate study completed.

Following completion of this phase, individuals are eligible to apply for an area of practice endorsement. That is, they can call themselves an ‘Organisational Psychologist’.

Interested in a Career in Organisational Psychology?

The following universities currently offer Organisational Psychology qualifications:

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The Psychology Board of Australia develops standards, codes and guidelines for the profession and is responsible for registering Psychologists and provisional Psychologists, on behalf of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

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