School Psychologists working with the Department of Education are required to be registered or provisionally registered with the Psychology Board of Australia.
Beginning School Psychologists are required to undergo a formal two year professional supervision process to achieve registration with the Psychology Board of Australia. During this time they are known as a Provisionally Registered Psychologist. This does not apply to School Psychologists with a Masters or higher degree in Psychology.
The Psychology Board of Australia identifies eight core capabilities that must be attained by Provisionally Registered Psychologists. These are:
All School Psychologists are bound by the Department of Education's 'Code of Conduct' and the Psychology Board of Australia's Code of Ethics.