Updated 25 Nov 2020
The Australian Psychological Society (APS) is the national assessing authority in Australia for the assessment of academic qualifications in psychology for the purpose of migration. For a fee, the APS assesses the level at which an applicant's qualifications are comparable to an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) sequence of study in psychology.
The Australian government has nominated the Australian Psychological Society (APS) as the assessing body for psychologists applying for migration to Australia under the General Skilled Migration categories.
Requirements for a positive skills assessment
People seeking to migrate under the General Skilled Migration categories must have:
Completed qualifications comparable to six years of study in psychology in Australia; and meet the English language proficiency requirements
Hold unconditional general registration as a psychologist in Australia at the time of applying for an assessment
The APS may also conduct a separate Assessment of Skilled Employment History.
Skilled workers applying for the Skilled Independent (subclass 189) visa may wish to include claims of relevant work experience as part of an Expression of Interest (EOI) lodged online via SkillSelect. The APS is responsible for assessing whether an applicant’s claims of work experience equate to work at the appropriately skilled level of a psychologist.
To determine whether you have a basis for applying for an Assessment of Skilled Employment History, please read carefully through the .
Please note: Points for relevant skilled employment history are awarded by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). The APS provides advice only as to whether an applicant’s claims of work experience equate to work at the appropriately skilled level of a psychologist.
|Migration as a psychologist
1 June 2020 -31 May 2021
|Applying from within Australia||
|Applying from outside Australia||
8.45am to 5.15pm (AEST)
|Office address||Australian Psychological Society
Level 13, 257 Collins Street
|Postal address||Australian Psychological Society
PO Box 38
Flinders Lane, 8009
|Phone and email||Toll free: 1800 333 497
Phone: (03) 8662 3300
Fax: (03) 9663 6177