An alternative to Postgraduate study in the Psychology pathway is undertaking an Internship Program. There are two accredited internship pathways on offer, the 4+2 pathway and the 5+1 pathway.
What is the 4+2 Internship Program?
The 4+2 internship pathway is an intensive supervised training program completed over two years (or equivalent part-time), after a four-year accredited undergraduate program, that enables the individual to gain the supervised practice experience necessary to become eligible to apply for general registration as a psychologist.
What is the 5+1 Internship Program?
The 5+1 internship pathway refers to the fifth year of a five year sequence of accredited tertiary study comprising four years of accredited undergraduate study, and one year of postgraduate coursework and practical placements, followed by a sixth year (one year full-time or equivalent part-time) supervised practice internship approved by the Psychology Board of Australia.
Find An Internship
How do I find an Internship Program?
To be able to complete a 4+2 or 5+1 program, you must complete an internship with an accredited Psychologist who is willing to supervise you during the program.
There are also many colleges that offer internship programs, for example the College of Professional Psychology, Pathways Psychology Institute or Institute for Applied Positive Psychology. A simple google search will yield many more results.
PLEASE NOTE: Some Internships, especially through colleges, cost money to undertake. Take this into consideration before applying.