Career Advice
E.g. nurse, resume, interview, sales...
🔍
🔍

Psychologist

Specialise in human behaviour, and various forms of non-medical interventions and therapies.

What's it like to be a Psychologist?

Psychologists use scientific methods to study the influencing factors on human behaviour and apply a range of therapies to assist people in managing their mental health issues.

Psychologist
Read less

Psychologists can choose to specialise in areas such as clinical psychology, clinical neuropsychology, counselling, sport and exercise psychology, forensic psychology, or education and developmental psychology.

What can I earn as a Psychologist?

All
NSW
VIC
WA
QLD
TAS
SA
NT
ACT
loading
Did you find this helpful?
🙂
😐
😦

Latest Psychologist jobs on SEEK

Next
info
Source: Full time annual package based on job ad data.

How to become a Psychologist


SEEK Learning
To become a psychologist in Australia you need to be registered with the Psychology Board of Australia. Pathways to registration typically require a combined 6 years of education and training.

  1. Complete an accredited undergraduate degree in psychology such as a Bachelor of Psychology or Bachelor of Psychological Science. This degree must be accredited and recognised by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).
  2. Complete an accredited fourth year sequence. This may be an honours year, or a postgraduate diploma.
  3. Choose either two years of supervision as a provisionally registered psychologist; OR a fifth year of study followed by one year of supervision; OR an accredited Masters or Doctorate in a specialised study area.

Explore related qualifications

SEEK users who have worked as a Psychologist have studied these qualifications.

All
NSW
VIC
WA
QLD
TAS
SA
NT
ACT

Bachelor of Psychology

Develop knowledge of human behaviour and experience to prepare for a career in psychology with this degree.

Compare institutions
Bachelor of Psychology provider logo
Bachelor of Psychology provider logo
Bachelor of Psychology provider logo
Bachelor of Psychology provider logo

Bachelor of Psychological Science

This qualification will develop your knowledge of human behaviour and may be used as a starting point for a career as a Psychologist.

Compare institutions
Bachelor of Psychological Science provider logo
Bachelor of Psychological Science provider logo
Bachelor of Psychological Science provider logo
Bachelor of Psychological Science provider logo

Graduate Diploma in Psychology

If you already have an undergraduate degree, then this qualification provides foundational knowledge or can start your career journey in psychology.

Compare institutions
Graduate Diploma in Psychology provider logo
Graduate Diploma in Psychology provider logo
Graduate Diploma in Psychology provider logo
Powered bySEEK Learning

Skills and experience employers are looking for

Hi there, have any of these? Add your skills directly to your SEEK Profile.


Skills listed in your SEEK Profile


Based on your skills, here are some roles to explore

Roles where your skills are commonly valued by employers.
Sign in and add skills to your SEEK Profile, to see roles that match your skill-set
Did you find this helpful?
🙂
😐
😦
info
Source: SEEK job ads and SEEK Profile data

Upskill with an online short course

Get instant access to online training for these in-demand Psychologist skills

Is Psychologist the right role for me?


Job market trends for Psychologists
All
NSW
VIC
WA
QLD
TAS
SA
NT
ACT

Job opportunities

Psychologist jobs on SEEK
2,794
Jobs on SEEK right now
Source: SEEK
info
Source: SEEK job ads and SEEK Role Reviews

Latest Psychologist reviews

Latest reviews from 63 Psychologists surveyed on SEEK
All
Positive
Negative
May 2021
I no longer recommend Psychology as a profession
Reviewer's Qualification
Graduate Diploma of Psychology
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
I'm self-employed
Specialisation
counselling
The good things
People let you into their private life and share the most sensitive information with you. You get to work with a wide range of people and share in their progress and positive change. I surprisingly la...
The challenges
You have to learn how to set boundaries, be assertive and value your expertise and time, when working as a sole trader. I only work 1.5 days/week and late cancellations have a direct impact on my abil...
Read more
May 2021
Psychology - Great if you look forward to forever proving yourself to "the board"
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Generalist
The good things
It is great to feel like you can contribute to someone's life and be of assistance in their times of stress or unrest. It can provide great job satisfaction at times.
The challenges
The Psych Board and AHPRA have ridiculous ideas of what psychology is and involves for those doing the work at the coalface. Whilst professional development is a good thing, and it is good to continua...
Read more
info
Source: SEEK Role Reviews