Mandatory checks and security clearances for Master of Psychology placements

On commencing the course and prior to commencing placements, Master of Psychology students must obtain the following:

  • Provisional Registration with AHPRA, and
  • Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance

Apply for both as soon as you join the course.

Students are responsible for having a current provisional registration and a valid WWC card for the duration of their course and placement activities.

Provisional Registration with AHPRA

Provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) is a mandatory requirement of the Master of Psychology courses.

Proof of this registration will be required each year and before placements can commence - apply in January each year.

  • Go to the PsyBA Provisional Registration website
  • Select the Accredited professional degree option
  • Complete an 'Application for provisional registration' form (APRO-76).
    As proof of enrolment in an APAC-accredited higher degree, students can download from WES a copy of their current enrolment in the course. (The Faculty confirms student enrolments with AHPRA in early February.)
  • Send your form and proof of enrolment to AHPRA.

Once you have received your Registration certificate:

  • scan it as a PDF or an image file, and save it with a clearly labelled filename as follows:
    Registration Certificate_Year_SURNAME_Givenname_coursecode
    (For example, Registration Certificate_2015_SMITH_John_3232.pdf)
  • upload the scanned file to InPlace by the end of week 2. It is important that we receive this piece of documentation before we begin allocating your placement. (See how to upload documents into InPlace (pdf)).

Working with Children Check (WWCC)

Before your placement may commence, all Master of Psychology students must obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance from the state of Victoria. These checks help keep children safe and ensure good recruitment for people volunteering to work with children.

Professional Experience Office staff must sight your WWC card before you can commence your placement activities.