The events listed on this page have been organised by APS Member Groups or universities. Please use the contact listed with each event for bookings and more information.

If you are organising an event for psychology students and would like to list it on this page, please email the Science and Education team  with details.


Student Seminar: CBT in Action

Hawthorn, Victoria, 27 July 2016

7:00pm to 9:30pm 

Swinburne University, Room EN 203, Burwood Road, Hawthorn VIC 3122

The APS Melbourne Branch Student Study Group Network presents Dr Monica O'Kelly's seminar on CBT in Action.  

The APS Melbourne Branch Study Group Network provides professional development and networking opportunities for psychology students.  These events will be held monthly throughout semester one and two.

The aim of these PD events is to improve the value of APS student membership, enable networking with students from other institutions including 4+2 and 5+1 students, and expand knowledge of the field of psychology beyond course content.

Information and Networking Evening for Clinical Psychology Registrars and Students

Sydney, New South Wales, 28 July 2016

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Australian College of Applied Psychology, Navitas Professional Lecture Room 1, Level 5, 11 York Street, Sydney  NSW  2000

What's it like to practice as a Clinical Psychologist today? Where do Clinical Psychology graduates find employment? What's the difference between working in a hospital or for NSW Health or being in Private Practice? What opportunities exist for Clinical Psychology graduates in academia? Where do Clinical Psychology Registrars find employment? And what about APS Membership?

If you are a student enrolled in a Clinical Psychology course in NSW or a recently graduated Registrar, you might be interested in the answers to these questions, and more. If so, come along to a FREE Information Evening hosted by the NSW College of Clinical Psychologists, where you will hear insightful information from practicing Clinical Psychologists and enjoy an evening of networking with your peers.

Jobs Expo SA 2: Private and Public Opportunities

Adelaide, South Australia, 1 August 2016

5:30pm to 8:30pm 

Flinders University, Victoria Square Campus, Level 1, Room 1, Adelaide  SA  5000

This event is a re-run of our highly successful sell-out Student Engagement Group Event in May 2016.

For those of you who missed out on a ticket the first time, this is your opportunity to come and hear all about the types of jobs that may be available for you in SA after you graduate. Speakers from public, private and regional backgrounds will share their knowledge and experience to assist you in moving forward in your career. Also take the opportunity to enjoy a drink and some pizza (GF available) while networking with fellow students.

Studying Psychology by Distance Education

Sydney, New South Wales , 6 August 2016

10:30am to 12:30pm (Registrations from 10:00am )

CQUniversity, 400 Kent Street, Sydney NSW 2000

APS Sydney Branch has organised a presentation and facilitated session for distance education students attached to the APS Sydney Branch to enable the sharing of information, discussion and opportunities to establish ongoing peer networks for students.

For program and registration please visit the APS Events Calendar

James Cook University - Psychology student meet and greet

Townsville, Queensland, 18 August 2016

6:00pm to 8:00pm

ATSIP Building, James Cook University, off James Cook Drive, Townsville Qld 4811

Please come and join us on this social event for APS members and JCU psychology students to meet and greet.

This is a wonderful opportunity for APS members to share their career experiences with those new to the profession and to meet those new to the discipline.

There will be a combination of presentations from local APS members who elect to present and a less formal social gathering with refreshments provided.

APS Careers In Psychology Seminar 2016

Fitzroy, Victoria, 24 August 2016

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Cathedral Hall, Australian Catholic University Melbourne Campus, 115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy VIC 3065

The annual APS Careers in Psychology Information Seminar, coordinated by the APS Melbourne Branch Student Working Party, provides secondary and undergraduate psychology students an insight into several specialist areas of psychology. 

Speakers from each of the nine colleges of the APS will present information about career paths, postgraduate programs, employment opportunities and characteristics of each field of psychology, to assist students in the process of vocational selection, and also broadens students' understanding of the role of psychologists in the community.  The colleges include:

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Organisational Psychology
  • Education and Developmental Psychology
  • Sports Psychology
  • Counselling Psychology
  • Community Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology

COP Careers Fair 2016

Sydney, New South Wales, 1 September 2016

6:00pm to 8:30pm

Macquarie Room, Royal Automobile Club of Australia, 89 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Our annual Careers Fair is a popular event amongst psychology students, graduates and early career professionals working in the field of Organisational Psychology.  The fair offers great opportunities for guests to network, meet with experts in the profession, and learn more about what it is an Organisational Psychologist offers.

You will get the chance to meet with representatives from a range of organisations that appreciates the unique skills and knowledge offered by organisational psychologists.  We will have 4 valued guest speakers who will share with us their experience working in the profession.

Refreshment and beverages are provided throughout the evening. 

Self-Care for Trainee Psychologists

South Brisbane, Queensland, 15 September 2016

5:15pm (for 5:30pm start) to 8:30pm 

The Greek Club, 29 Edmondstone Street, South Brisbane, Qld 4000

Trainee and early career psychologists must navigate a variety of challenges as they enter the profession. While balancing clinical practice, research, and coursework (along with the rest of their lives), it is essential that they are able to adequately maintain their own wellbeing. This is aimed at psychologists with provisional or general registration who are postgraduate/4+2/5+1 training, although all psychologists are welcome. 

Strategies for self-care and related exercises will be the primary focus of the workshop.

APS Course Information Day 2016

Burwood, Victoria, 24 September 2016

10:30am to 5:30pm 

Deakin University - Melbourne Campus, Lecture Theatre 1, Building 1, Room I2.02, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood VIC 3125

The APS Course Information Day is a chance for students studying in Undergraduate Psychology courses to learn more about the fourth-year and postgraduate programs available at APAC accredited institutions in Austalia. 

Registration close Friday 23rd September 2016

Mini Research Showcase

Adelaide, South Australia, 25 October 2016

7:30pm to 8:30pm (6:30pm start if joining us for dinner)

The Kings, 357 King William Street (Cnr King will St and Sturt St), Adelaide  SA  5000

The showcase will allow for a snapshot of current research being undertaken in Adelaide by early career researchers in this field, foster future research ideas and allow for networking opportunities. Presenters will be Honours, Masters and PhD students working in the field of eating, weight and body image.

Presenters will present for 5 minutes followed by discussion. Presentations will be on research projects within the field of weight, eating and body image and the potential implications of any findings for clinicians.

Researchers interested in presenting should email the following information to  by the 11th of October 2016:

An abstract for a current research project (no more than 250 words), including:

  • Title
  • Background
  • Aims
  • Method
  • Results
  • Conclusions
  • The name and contact details of supervisors
  • The name of the course they are undertaking
  • In progress projects will also be considered

We would also encourage supervisors to attend the showcase in order to support their students and help them incorporate suggestions from the team in their research endeavours. Please pass this information on to students or researchers who may be interested in participating or attending.

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