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Competency-based assessment and evaluation, Part 3 Board-Approved Supervisor Training

Event number: 14168
10 CPD hours
APS Institute CPD

Part 3 of supervisor training takes the form of trainee supervisors submitting audio-visual recording of (a) a supervision planning meeting and (b) meeting designed to review a supervision plan and assess progress against the plan. Bearing in mind that trainee supervisors who have not completed all three parts of the supervisor training are ineligible to supervise, the person fulfilling the role of supervisee may be another psychologist or colleague who agrees to act out the supervisee role.

The recording length for both meeting segments should be no more than 60 minutes in total. Recordings will be submitted and assessed online. The course website provides enrolees with detailed information on how to record, compress and upload recordings securely. Assessment outcomes and assessor feedback will be delivered securely online for each enrolee.

Assessment of recorded supervision sessions will be according to the following key competencies:

  • Demonstrated acknowledgement of the supervisor’s ethical responsibilities to the supervisee as client, including securement of consent for the trainee supervisor to record and upload a recording of the supervision session to be used in the context of supervisor training for assessment of the trainee supervisor
  • Ability to design a competency-based plan for supervision that satisfies best-practice guidelines
  • Ability to make sound ethical judgments in relation to common ethical problems arising in supervision
  • Ability to articulate methods of analysing key assessment and intervention competencies of trainees
  • Supervisory alliance skills during goal setting
  • Ability to demonstrate competence in developing and maintaining supervisory alliance
  • Ability to deliver formative and summative feedback that satisfies best-practice supervision guidelines
  • Ability to demonstrate basic self-awareness and reflective-practice competencies 

Prerequisite requirements

Trainee supervisors undertaking Part 3 of training will be required to provide documentary evidence that they have completed Part 2: Skills Training or its equivalent with a Board-approved supervisor trainer within but not exceeding a period of 3 months since their completion of Part 2 of training. In the case of registrants who have undertaken APS Board-approved Supervisor Training, successful completion of Part 2 of the training will be verified at the point of enrolment. In the case of registrants who have completed the equivalent of Part 2 with another Board-approved supervisor trainer, an electronic version of the certificate of completion must be submitted online after enrolment. In the case of the latter, general registration status and other registration details will be checked independently against data available on the Register of Practitioners. Selective audit of certificates of completion issued by other Board-approved supervisor trainers will be undertaken. The APS Institute will notify the Psychology Board of Australia if there is a discrepancy between information regarding eligibility that has been provided by the enrolee and information contained on the Register of Practitioners. 

Assessment and results reporting
Enrolees for the course must successfully complete the online assessment of the audiovisual recording in order to pass the course and obtain a Certificate of Completion.

As a condition of approval to be a supervisor training provider, the APS Institute is required to notify the Psychology Board of Australia of enrolees’ results on Part 3: Competency-based assessment and evaluation, including: enrolees’ names; registration numbers; and whether the outcome constituted a pass or fail.

The APS Institute is also required to provide the Psychology Board of Australia with annual summary data on: the number of persons who pass or fail; the percentage of persons passing or failing as a function of the number of attempts taken; and summary enrolee evaluations of the course.

Enrolment Period
Access to this online course covering Part 3 of supervisor training will be for 3 (three) months from the date of completion of an approved Part 2 supervisor training program. Enrolees who do not manage to submit the assessment requirements (the audiovisual recordings) within 3 months of completing an approved Part 2 supervisor training program will be deemed to have failed the course. 

What do you need to access and complete this course?

Click here to view the technical requirements for accessing this online course.

You will also require an audio-visual recording device in the form of a smart phone with camera, a webcam, an a-v camera with sound recording capability, or the equivalent.

The APS Institute recommends that persons considering the online training should read its eLearning FAQs.



Becoming a Board-approved supervisor

In addition to completing the 3 (three) phases of Board-approved supervisor training (Part 1: Knowledge assessment; Part 2: Skills Based Training Workshop; and Part 3: Competency-based assessment and evaluation), there are also minimum eligibility requirements for secondary supervisors of 2 years of holding general registration, for primary supervisors of 3 years of holding general registration, and for supervisors of registrars in an endorsed area of practice of 2 years of holding endorsement in that approved area of practice. Determinations about who may be a Board-approved supervisor rest exclusively with the Psychology Board of Australia. Psychologists wishing to become Board-approved supervisors, upon completion of full training, should make application to that Board using the Board’s application form.

Online registration


APS Member $350
Non-Member $450


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