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In accordance with section 118(a) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003, the Psychologists Board is required to prescribe the qualifications required for scopes of practice within the profession, and, for that purpose, to accredit and monitor educational institutions and degrees, courses of studies, or programmes.

The Board has prescribed qualifications for six scopes of practice, and currently monitors twenty courses of study and seven educational organisations, plus two agencies that provide supervision-to-registration schemes.

The Board has established an Accreditation Committee which carries out or oversees most accreditation activities on behalf of the Board. Each application for accreditation is reviewed by an expert Assessment Team appointed for that purpose. The Board greatly appreciates the willingness of senior academics and practitioners to serve on Assessment Teams, thereby ensuring that New Zealand’s training programmes are producing graduates who are competent to practise.

The table below provides a current overview of the status of each course of study currently monitored by the Psychologists Board. The final Accreditation Report for each course of study that has been assessed can be viewed by clicking on the word "Accredited" in the second column:

Educational organisation / Course of study

Current status

Next assessment due

AUT

 

 

Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology (PGDipCounsPsych)

Accredited

2015

Massey University

 

 

Doctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych)

Accredited

2016

Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology (PGDipClinPsych)

Discontinued

Discontinued

Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Psychology (PGDipEdPsych)

Deemed to be Accredited

(on hold)

Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial/Organisational Psychology (PGDipI/OPsych)

Accredited

2018

Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Practice (PGDipPsychPrac)

Not currently Accredited

In progress

University of Auckland

 

 

Doctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych)

Accredited

2018

Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Psychology (Applied Behaviour Analysis) (PGDipAppPsych(ABA))

Accredited

2018

Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Psychology (Industrial, Work and Organisational) (PGDipAppPsych(IWO))

Accredited

2017

Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology (PGDipClinPsych)

Accredited

2018

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Psychology (PGDipHlthPsych)

Accredited

2018

University of Canterbury

 

 

Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Psychology (PGDipChFamPsych)

Accredited

2014

Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology (PGDipClinPsyc)

Accredited

2016

Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial and Organisational Psychology (PGDipIndOrgPsyc)

Not accepting enrolments

Deferred indefinitely

University of Otago

 

 

Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology (PGDipClPs)

Accredited

2020

University of Waikato

 

 

Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology (Clinical) (PGDipPsych(Clin))

Accredited

2017

Postgraduate Diploma in the Practice of Psychology (Applied Behaviour Analysis) (PGDipPracPsych(ABA))

Accredited

2018

Postgraduate Diploma in the Practice of Psychology (Community) (PGDipPracPsych(Comm))

Accredited

2021

Postgraduate Diploma in the Practice of Psychology (Organisational) (PGDipPracPsych(Org))

Accredited

2017

Victoria University

 

 

Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology (PGDipClinPsych)

Accredited

2018

Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Psychology Practice (PGDipEPP)

Accredited

2016

 

The table below provides a current overview of the status of the supervision-to-registration agencies currently monitored by the Psychologists Board:

Supervision-to-Registration Agency

Current status

Next assessment due

New Zealand Department of Corrections

Accredited

2019

New Zealand Defence Force

 Accredited

2019

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