Become a Counselling Psychologist
The standard pathway to qualify as a Counselling Psychologist in Australia is post-graduate training at a Masters (MPsych, MA, MSc) and/or a Doctorate (DPsych, PhD) in an accredited Counselling Psychology course, followed by a registrar program which consists of 2 years advanced supervised practice.
The requirements for registration as a psychologist in Australia are determined by the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme, which came into effect in July 2010. A single set of requirements now apply, across all States and Territories. To work as a Counselling Psychologist, you must be registered as a general psychologist and then complete a registrar program to obtain an area of practice endorsement in counselling psychology.