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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 currently monitors twenty-one courses of study and seven educational organisations, plus two agencies that provide supervision-to-registration schemes. The Board's Accreditation Committee oversees most of its accreditation activities.

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

2017

Massey University

 

 

Doctor of Clinical Psychology DClinPsych

Accredited

2016

Masters in Clinical Psychology MClinPsych

Provisionally Accredited

2015

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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