Re: Registering as a Psychologist in Australia
Originally Posted by Summer07
Hi I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist in the UK and registered with both the BPS and HCPC. I trained in South Africa and completed 6.5 years of study and an internship. This was to a Masters level.
I recently applied to the Australian Psychological Society and they assessed my qualifications as not meeting their requirements. They gave me details as to how they made this decision and suggested I register with a course in Aus and try get credits for the work that I have completed already.
I find this ridiculous. I work in a management role here in the UK (Band 8B) have over 10 years experience as a Psychologist and have done loads of post grad studying. I have a post grad diploma in Systemic family therapy.
I was hoping that somebody could advise me who has been through a similar process. I seriously did not expect to have to 'restudy' at this stage of my career just to register.
Then is Aus really worth all this expense and mission? I am concerned that I am going to earn significantly less there than here. I currently earn about £60 000 per yr. How do salaries compare there? I was hoping to be able to work less once we emigrated not more just to survive.
Thanks for your advice
I think you might get some better answers in the Australia forum itself, rather than in the Welcome forum so I'll move your post across
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