Assessment of qualifications

Non-Australian Qualifications

Australian Psychological Society (APS)
All qualifications obtained from a non-Australian higher education provider must be assessed by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) before an application may be submitted. Including qualifications from New Zealand. The APS will assess the level that the applicant's qualifications are equivalent to in Australia by considering them against local accredited psychology qualifications. Application processing time is up to 6-8 weeks.

Australian qualifications

Australian Psychology Accreditation Council
The Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) sets the standards for accreditation of Australasian psychology programs. Accredited tertiary psychology courses in Australasia are listed on the APAC website. For admission, applicants are required to have completed an APAC accredited four year Honours degree in Psychology from a Higher Education Provider, gaining at least an upper second class (2.1) Honours, or equivalent. The Honours degree must include a major research project and thesis as an essential part of the degree. The Clinical Psychology Unit does not assess qualifications, however, relies upon the assessment completed by the Australian Psychological Society through the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) to determine qualification equivalency for admission.

Domestic students

  • a citizen of Australia
  • a citizen of New Zealand
  • a dual citizen of Australia and any other country, or
  • a permanent resident of Australia*

International students

  • If you have an offer of permanent residency, but have not yet taken that offer up, then you should apply as an International Student. You are not considered a domestic student until you have a permanent residency stamp in your passport.
  • a citizen of any country except Australia or New Zealand
  • a temporary resident of Australia (including student, refugee or diplomat)
  • a permanent resident of New Zealand, or
  • a dependent of any of the above