Changes to the Australian Skilled Migration programme have come into effect from 1 July 2012. Skilled workers who are interested in migrating to Australia must lodge an Expression of Interest (EOI) via an online service in order to be considered for a skilled visa.

Please see the below online resources for further information:

Assessing body for psychologists

The Australian government has nominated the Australian Psychological Society (APS) as the assessing body for overseas psychologists applying for migration to Australia under the General Skilled Migration categories. This means the Society is the only body in Australia that can assess psychology qualifications for migration to Australia under these categories.

Requirements for a positive skills assessment

People seeking to migrate under the General Skilled Migration categories must have:

  • Completed qualifications comparable to six years of study in psychology in Australia; and meet the English language proficiency requirements


  • Hold unconditional general registration as a psychologist in Australia at the time of applying for an assessment

English language proficiency requirements

From 1 July 2015, the English language proficiency requirements for an assessment for the purpose of migration will align with AHPRA’s registration standards for English language proficiency.

To meet the English language proficiency requirements you must achieve the required minimum scores in one of the following English language tests  - IELTS, PTE Academic or TOEFL iBT.

The APS will only accept test results achieved within two years prior to lodging an application for Assessment.

Please see the Guidelines and Procedures attached to the application form for migration and the frequently asked questions for English Language Proficiency for further information, including exemptions.

Please note: Applicants not applying for the purpose of migration are not required to provide evidence of English language proficiency.  

Application form

Please note: If you require an assessment for more than one purpose, for example migration and registration, please complete the form for migration.

Skilled employment history

The APS may also conduct a separate Assessment of Skilled Employment History. Please see the Skilled Employment History page for further information.

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