Department of Education

Behaviour and Wellbeing

Behaviour and Wellbeing

General information


Qualifications of School Psychologists

In Western Australian public schools, we have introduced new pathways to the school psychology profession. You’ll be eligible to work as a school psychologist if you:

1. hold an appropriate degree or equivalent qualification which entitles provisional or general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia; and

  • hold a recognised qualification in teaching (minimum one year); or
  • have undertaken a minimum placement of 40 days in the school education sector as part of higher degree studies in psychology;

or

2. hold an appropriate degree or equivalent qualification which entitles general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia and have worked a minimum of three years full-time (or equivalent part-time) as a school psychologist (or equivalent position).

 

Students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma of School Psychology, offered at the University of Western Australia in 2018 will be eligible to work as a school psychologist in public schools from 2019.

 

Please refer to the Psychology Board of Australia website for information about:

  • approved programs of study in psychology;
  • overseas qualifications; and
  • eligibility for registration as a psychologist.

 

You must also meet the Department of Education’s eligibility requirements as follows:

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or have a valid visa with relevant work rights from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection;
  • meet the Department of Education’s pre-employment probity checks.

 

Registration with the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia is not required to work as a school psychologist.

 

If you require any further information, please feel free to contact us:

E: school.psychology.service@education.wa.edu.au

T: +61 8 9402 6435

 

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