To upgrade your APS membership, you will need to download the relevant application form - see below. Both upgrading members and new applicants use the same application form when applying for a grade of APS membership.
Please choose from the grades below for further information, and to download the appropriate application form:
No. You are not required to re-submit your undergraduate documentation if you already hold the grade of Associate Member. You need to supply only your fifth and sixth year sequence of study official academic transcript which shows proof of completion.
The APS does accept faxed application forms.
However, as part of our processing requirements we accept only original or originally certified official academic transcripts.
Yes. Please note that if you are submitting either an original or originally certified copy of your Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement, the APS required all pages of the statement to be submitted with your application.
No, as long as the grade you applied for corresponds with the level of your qualifications assessed. We have all your documents here on file so there is no need to resubmit any additional documentation with your membership application. Please note that we keep all assessment documentation on file for a period of ten years. Second, as you have already undergone an assessment of your psychology qualifications, there is no need to submit a supplementary question form with your membership application.
It depends on what you have submitted to Medicare. If you have submitted official academic transcripts for each degree completed in psychology then you do not have to resubmit any further documentation as part of your application process. If you have not supplied academic transcripts for each degree completed in psychology then you have to submit the further documentation to membership. The nominator section of the application form also needs to be completed.
No. If your PhD is APAC-accredited, then you are not required to submit the title page, table of contents, abstract and a list of supervisors and examiners.
You need to submit your title page, table of contents, abstract and a list of your supervisors and examiners only if you completed a research PhD degree solely. Research degrees are not APAC-accredited.
No. If you have completed an APAC-accredited Masters coursework degree, you are not required to submit your thesis details.
The Society considers applications each Wednesday. Each batch of applications is put together from all the applications received in the mail from the preceding week. Generally, depending on the number of applications considered and whether you have supplied all the necessary documentation, you should know the outcome by the Friday of the same week.
If you are unable to get an Honorary Fellow, Fellow or Member to nominate you, you should instead supply two recent written references about your suitability for election from people who have overseen your work or study. The following pro-forma has been designed to assist applicants in this situation.
Yes. Your two pro-forma references can be obtained from overseas.
You may have the Nominator section of the application form scanned or faxed. Please note official academic transcripts must be originally certified.
Yes. If you respond ‘YES' to any of the declaration questions, please attach an explanation to the application form including details of the outcome. A positive answer to any of the questions will not automatically result in rejection of the membership application form.
If you have completed an APAC-accredited post-graduate coursework qualification in psychology then tick 1a. If you have completed a post-graduate research qualification in psychology, tick 1b.
Further information about Clause 5c 1a and Clause 5c 1b can be found online at: www.psychology.org.au/Assets/Files/Constitution.pdf (317kb)
The Supplementary Questions form is located on the APS website at: www.psychology.org.au/membership/applying/
No. If you have had your qualifications assessed by the APS within a ten year period, you are not required to complete the List of Supplementary Questions form.