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Accredited Training Programmes

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 nineteen courses of study at seven educational organisations, plus two agencies that provide supervision-to-registration schemes. The Board’s Accreditation Committee oversees most of its accreditation activities.

Applications for accreditation are 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 the status of each course of study currently monitored by the Board. The Accreditation Decision for each course of study assessed can be viewed by clicking on the word “Accredited” . If you select the University you will be directed to their website:

Educational organisation/Course of StudyCurrent StatusNext assessment due
AUT
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology
PGDipCounsPsych
Accredited2021
Postgraduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Psychology
PGDipRehabPsych
Provisionally
Accredited
2022
Massey University
Doctor of Clinical Psychology DClinPsychAccredited2022
Masters in Clinical Psychology MClinPsychProvisionally
Accredited
(on hold)
Postgraduate Diploma in Educational and Developmental Psychology PGDipEdDevPsychAccredited2024
Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial/Organisational Psychology PGDipI/OPsychAccredited2025
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Practice PGDipPsychPracAccredited2022
University of Auckland
Doctor of Clinical Psychology DClinPsychAccredited2025
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Psychology (Applied Behaviour Analysis) PGDipAppPsych(ABA)Accredited2025
Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology PGDipClinPsychAccredited2025
Postgraduate Diploma in Health Psychology PGDipHlthPsychAccredited2025
University of Canterbury
Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Psychology PGDipChFamPsychAccredited2021
Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology PGDipClinPsycAccredited2021
University of Otago
Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology PGDipClPsAccredited2022
University of Waikato
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology (Clinical) PGDipPsych(Clin)Accredited2024
Postgraduate Diploma in the Practice of Psychology (Applied Behaviour Analysis)  PGDipPracPsych(ABA)Accredited2023
Postgraduate Diploma in the Practice of Psychology (Community) PGDipPracPsych(Comm)Accredited2021
Victoria University of Wellington
Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology PGDipClinPsychAccredited2025
Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Psychology Practice PGDipEPPAccredited2021

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

Supervision to Registration Agency Current StatusNext Assessment due
New Zealand Department of CorrectionsAccredited2026
New Zealand Defence ForceAccredited2026