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2018 APS Congress

The 2018 APS Congress will be held in Sydney from Thursday 27 to Sunday 30 September 2018


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Benefits of being a student subscriber

We are committed to the next generation of psychologists, guiding over 3,000 student members on their pathway to become psychologists.

Become part of Australia’s largest psychology community and join your peers who enjoy a wide range of both professional and personal benefits.

Professional networking

As an association with more than 23,000 members, the APS facilitates a range of national and local events, ranging from specialist conferences to professional seminars and social events in local areas, many of which are organised by our Members Groups or your local branch.

These events, which vary according to areas of interest and location are promoted in the regular newsletters distributed to members.

Colleges, Interest Groups & Divisions

As a Student Subscriber enrolled in an APAC-accredited psychology course you can join any of the nine APS Colleges at a cost of $15 per college, allowing you an unrivalled opportunity to explore professional areas of practice in which your future career may lie.

There are also numerous Interest Groups you can join that focus on a wide range of professional practice areas and subjects and social issues, helping to widen your opportunities to make contacts, improve your knowledge and develop your career.

There are also two Divisions you can be part of:

DPRET is the Division of Psychological Research, Education and Training and represents APS members working in academia, research centres, training institutions, and secondary education.

DGPP is the Division of General Psychological Practice and represents more than 11,000 General Practice psychologists who do not belong to a particular College.

About DGPP

This Division has been specifically set up by the APS to give a direct voice to registered members who do not belong to a College (either as a member or associate). This is a vehicle to allow you to contribute your experiences, express your concerns and generally work with the APS to address the challenges facing non-college practising psychologists.

To ensure your voice is heard, the APS Board has created a DGPP Forum with a representative from each State and Territory that meets regularly. This Forum was established by the APS Board to provide a voice to those APS members without a College Chairs Forum to represent their interests. College members are able to communicate with the Board and National Office through the College structure. The DGPP Forum is designed to offer the same communication channel to non-College members.


The Division of Psychological Research, Education and Training (DPRET) is one of the three Divisions of the APS. DPRET was created in 2013 to give a voice to, and represent the interests of, APS members working in academia, research centres, training institutions, and secondary education.

The work of DPRET has the potential to have a positive impact on all psychologists in Australia through endeavours to:

  • Improve psychology education and training models for the current and future psychology workforce
  • Increase the level of funding for psychological scientists, and
  • Provide the latest evidence-based psychological research to inform best practice of psychology.

DPRET has been specifically set up by the APS to act as a means of communication between the members (whose interests it represents), the Board, National Office and the Society in relation to Division related matters. These matters include but are not limited to:

  • Education and training
  • Research and funding opportunities to be investigated or pursued
  • Advocating for policy reform and inform policy formulation to improve the impact and reach of psychological research in Australia
  • Services provided, or that could be provided, by the Society to better cater for the needs of the members the Division represents
  • APS Science Awards.

Code of Ethics, Ethical Guidelines and Professional Resources

Professional guidelines and the APS code of ethics cover a range of topics that arise in the work of psychologists. The APS offers guidance and support as you embark on internships or paid employment, to help you to navigate the challenges that may present themselves in this work, keep you on a sure footing, and ensure you are practicing with the greatest legal protection.

Recently developed documents include revised guidelines on psychological assessment and the use of psychological tests, while position papers and review papers give you access the range of research on key areas of interest to psychologists. You can download these resources from the member-only section of the website.

New Student Subscribers receive a free copy of the APS Code of Ethics and Ethical Guidelines booklets (valued at $71.50 for non-members) when they join.


This publication is mailed to members every two months to keep them informed about topical issues and new developments in psychology.

Each edition of InPsych includes substantial reports on issues and developments in the education and training sectors, and special sections devoted to select topical issues in the field. The Editor welcomes letters from student subscribers.

APS Matters

This fortnightly email update is distributed to all members with links to APS member news and website updates.

This is the first port of call for the latest news in the sector, such as changes to Government funding or plans for psychology education.

APS awards and prizes

The APS promotes awards and prizes which span a range of specialist areas and geographical locations. Numerous awards are dedicated to highlighting psychology's brightest students and allow them to showcase their work on a national stage.

Book and magazine discounts

Student subscribers receive 35% discount on books in the Wiley catalogue. This includes textbooks and reference books, as well as the For Dummies how-to rage, Frommers travel guides and many more.

Discounts are also available on subscriptions to the British Psychological Society journals. These include:

Online access to ProQuest database

Your membership grants you free online access to ProQuest Psychology Journals and MEDLINE online literature databases. Combined, these databases provide members with access to thousands of international journals, covering the broad discipline of psychology, as well as the major clinical and healthcare disciplines.


Research career options by reviewing job and business opportunities that are advertised on PsychXchange. The premier site for employment opportunities in psychology.

APS members' enhanced access allow you to take advantage of e-alerts should positions of interest to you arise.

Discounted early career fees

In the first year following completion of your studies, we offer discounted membership to ensure you can take advantage of member benefits while you establish yourself professionally.

Free malpractice insurance for Postgraduate students and Registrars

Our approved insurance partner Aon, offers free combined malpractice insurance for Psychology Postgraduate students and Registrars who meet the eligibility criteria. 14 months cover for the price of 12 offer is also available, should you transition to their approved PI policy once you complete your studies.

Early career resources

The APS recognises the importance of supporting psychologists beginning their career, which is why we have created dedicated resource and a support network to help new psychologists flourish. This includes an early career membership discount.