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Psychology registration

Students intending to become psychologists must undertake at least four years of academic study: an approved three years undergraduate sequence in psychology, plus either a Level-4 Honours year or the Graduate Diploma of Psychology.

A student can then register as a provisional psychologist while they undertake a minimum of two years further training to achieve general registration as a psychologist. Currently, these two years can be done as an approved internship under the supervision of a registered psychologist, or, increasingly, as a two or three year post-graduate degree (a Master or Doctor of Psychology) which incorporates clinical work experience and coursework.

For more information about general registration, visit Psychology Board of Australia. You must be a registered psychologist to practise as a psychologist, and to use the title Psychologist.

Deakin's psychology sequence is recognised by both the Psychology Board of Australia and the Australian Psychological Society.

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