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Psychology

Queensland Health offers employment opportunities for psychologists in a range of clinical specialties including:

  • mental health services—adult, child & youth
  • alcohol, tobacco and other drugs
  • palliative care
  • oncology
  • chronic pain management
  • chronic disease management
  • aged care
  • early intervention in child and community health.

Psychologists are predominately employed in community settings however some services are delivered in hospital settings.

Neuropsychologists are employed in the major hospitals for adults and children.

Psychologists in Mental health services contribute to outreach services to prisons and juvenile correctional facilities, and those in Adult mental health services are quite mobile in the community.

Registration requirements

Psychologists wanting to work in Queensland are required to be registered with the Psychology Board of Australia

A postgraduate qualification in Clinical Psychology or Neuropsychology is required for many psychology positions advertised in Queensland Health. Specific job descriptions provide the mandatory qualifications required for individual positions advertised.

Internationally qualified psychologists

Psychologists with current registration and a current practising certificate allowing them to practice as a psychologist in New Zealand may apply for registration under the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997.

Psychologists who obtained their qualifications from a country other than Australia or New Zealand must have qualifications assessed by the Australian Psychological Society (APS), the profession’s national assessing authority, to determine eligibility to apply for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Last updated: 11 June 2014