As a Psychology Postgraduate student or Registrar, undertaking your supervised work experience exposes you to many risks and therefore the potential for a client to bring a claim against you.

Aon, our approved insurance partner are offering FREE combined malpractice insurance cover (includes Professional indemnity, Public and Product liability) which will be available from October 1st, 2015 for 12 months. Plus, once you’ve become a practising psychologist or have completed your Registrar program, Aon can easily transition you across to the APS-approved professional indemnity package with a 14 months cover for the price of 12 offer.

Please note that to be entitled to the free cover, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

Postgraduate student: an Associate Member or Student Subscriber of the APS who is a student enrolled in an APAC-accredited 5th year or 5th and 6th year postgraduate course and holds provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia. 

Registrar: An APS Member or Associate Member who holds general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and is in a PsyBA-approved Registrar program. 

You must also:

  • have no criminal convictions or been subject to any disciplinary proceedings
  • not have had any claims for professional negligence against you, nor be aware of any circumstances that could lead to a professional indemnity, or public and products liability claim against you.
  • be working under the supervision of a qualified psychologist & engaging in related tasks. This cover only protects you for psychology profession-related activities.

The insurance is valid while the insured maintains his or her required PsyBA registration status.

Applying for the insurance is easy, simply complete your details in Aon’s 5 minute online application form and a member of the Aon Health team will come back to you.