Under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009, programs must first be accredited by APAC before they can be approved by the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) as suitable programs of study for the purpose of registration as a psychologist.
Current active APAC-accredited programs are listed on this website. Some programs are accredited with conditions. A status of Accreditation with Conditions is no different to Accreditation without Conditions with regard to a student seeking provisional registration, completing further study and then seeking general registration. If an APAC-accredited program of study is Accredited without Conditions and changes to Accreditation with Conditions, there are no implications for students as accreditation is retained. Therefore a student who successfully graduates from a program of study which holds APAC accreditation (either with or without conditions) at the time of their graduation is considered to have completed an APAC-accredited program of study.
APAC requires an education provider to have successfully graduated students from a new program of study before Accreditation without Conditions can be granted. Hence, all new programs of study hold the status Accredited with Conditions until a cohort of students has successfully graduated.
If the program was previously listed on the website and has since been removed, it is an APAC-accredited program. Programs that are discontinued (being taught out and no longer accepting new students) are removed from the website and only current programs are listed. APAC can determine if your qualifications are APAC-accredited via Historical Program Information.
If a program is being assessed by APAC because the education provider has submitted an application it will not appear on this website. In this instance, the program is not yet APAC-approved and APAC is unable to provide any advice until the assessment process is fully completed. The program will then be listed on this website once accredited.