Psychology Board of Australia supervisor training requirements

In 2013, the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) introduced new supervisor training requirements that apply to all psychologists who provide supervision for provisional registrants undertaking the 4+2 and 5+1 internships, the registrar program, and higher degree placements. All of these supervisors must be PsyBA-approved supervisors.

Supervisors who did not gain PsyBA-approved status under the transition arrangements must undertake full PsyBA-approved supervisor training in order to become an approved supervisor. The APS Institute is a PsyBA-approved training provider delivering all components of the full supervisor training.

PsyBA-approved supervisor training entails at least 20 hours of training presented in three distinct, stipulated component parts: (1) knowledge assessment; (2) face-to-face skills training; and (3) competency-based assessment and evaluation. The three parts may be undertaken with different PsyBA-approved training providers but must be completed sequentially. Psychologists wishing to undertake the training must meet other eligibility criteria for PsyBA approval, and training providers are required to supply participant outcome data to the PsyBA after the completion of each training component.

Existing PsyBA-approved supervisors must undertake further approved training every five years by completing a 6-hour supervision refresher/master class to update their knowledge and skills. The APS Institute is a PsyBA-approved provider of refresher/master class training.

For more information on the PsyBA supervisor training requirements, go to the PsyBA website.

APS Institute PsyBA-approved supervisor training

Part 1: Knowledge assessment

This first part of supervisor training takes the form of an online course on the knowledge component of supervisor training. 

Enrol for Board-Approved Supervisor Training Part 1: Knowledge Assessment

Part 2: Skills-based training workshop

This second part of supervisor training takes the form of a 2-day face to face skills training workshop.

2017 dates:

  • Sydney
    Friday 17 – Saturday 18 March
    Prof Craig Gonsalvez MAPS
  • Hobart
    Dates TBC - March
    Mark Donovan MAPS
  • Melbourne
    Friday 28 – Saturday 29 April
    TBC
  • Adelaide
    Friday 12 – Saturday 13 May
    TBC
  • Brisbane
    Friday 12 – Saturday 13 May
    Prof Craig Gonsalvez MAPS
  • Perth
    Thursday 24 – Friday 26 May
    Mark Donovan MAPS
  • Darwin
    Friday 2 – Saturday 3 June
    TBC

Registrations page will be coming soon

2016 dates:

Darwin
COMPLETED EVENT

Thurs 11 – Fri 12 August 2016

Mark Donovan MAPS

Perth
COMPLETED EVENT

Mon 15 – Tue 16 August 2016

Mark Donovan MAPS

Newcastle
COMPLETED EVENT

Fri 26 – Sat 27 August 2016

Prof Craig Gonsalvez MAPS

Melbourne
COMPLETED EVENT

Fri 9 – Sat 10 September 2016

Prof Craig Gonsalvez MAPS

Brisbane
COMPLETED EVENT

Thurs 29 – Fri 30 September 2016

Assoc Prof Kathryn Nicholson Perry MAPS

Sydney
COMPLETED EVENT

Thurs 20 – Fri 21 October 2016

Assoc Prof Kathryn Nicholson Perry MAPS

Adelaide
COMPLETED EVENT

Thu 10 – Fri 11 November 2016

Prof Craig Gonsalvez MAPS

Delivery of workshops is dependent on there being sufficient registrations to make individual workshops viable.

Part 3: Competency-based assessment and evaluation

The third and final part of supervisor training involves online submission of a multimedia record of a supervision session and other supervision activities.

Enrol for Board-Approved Supervisor Training Part 3: Competency-based assessment and evaluation

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APS Institute PsyBA-approved master classes

6-hour face to face intensive training workshop for existing supervisors seeking to maintain Board-approved supervisor status after five years post initial approval.

2017 dates

  • Melbourne
    Friday, March 3
    Matt Berry  MAPS
  • Sydney
    Saturday, March 4
    Mark Donovan MAPS
  • Brisbane
    Saturday, March 18
    Matt Berry MAPS
  • Launceston
    Dates TBC - March
    Mark Donovan MAPS
  • Sydney
    Saturday, April 1
    Mark Donovan MAPS
  • Melbourne
    Friday, May 5
    TBC
  • Perth
    Saturday, May 27
    Mark Donovan MAPS
  • Adelaide
    Dates TBC - May
    TBC

Registrations page will be coming soon

 2016 dates

Darwin
Saturday 13 August 2016
COMPLETED EVENT

Mark Donovan MAPS

Supervision for endorsement: Advanced skills trainings and evaluating registrars

Melbourne
Mon 12 September 2016
COMPLETED EVENT

Kaye Frankcom MAPS

Supervision for specific situations: Board mandated and remedial supervision

Adelaide
Friday 18 November
COMPLETED EVENT

Kaye Frankcom MAPS

Enhancing supervisees’ reflective practice and advanced skills training

Brisbane
Friday 25 November
COMPLETED EVENT

Kaye Frankcom MAPS

Enhancing supervisees’ reflective practice and advanced skills training

Sydney
Thursday 8 December
COMPLETED EVENT

Mark Donovan MAPS

Supervision for endorsement: Advanced skills trainings and evaluating registrars


Delivery of workshops is dependent on there being sufficient registrations to make individual master class workshops viable.

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