To meet the minimum tertiary requirements for provisional registration as a psychologist in Australia, you must complete a four-year basic tertiary program in psychology that has been approved by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. At Sydney, this can be achieved in two ways:
By completing the Bachelor of Psychology (to stay in the program you have to maintain minimum grade requirements), or
By completing a psychology major (three-year sequence of study) in one of the other accredited programs and then applying for a place in the honours year in psychology.
Full registration as a professional psychologist in Australia is overseen by the Psychology Board of Australia and also requires:
a fifth and sixth year of graduate study in professional psychology; or
one year of graduate study in professional psychology plus one year of a Board approved internship; or
two years of a Board approved internship.
There are two forms of professional recognition of a psychology graduate's training:
Both forms of recognition require the successful completion of a sequence of study in psychology that has been accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).