0031 Australian Psychological Society

General information

Submitterʼs name
Australian Psychological Society
Submitted on behalf of
Professional body or industry association

About the submission

Is your organisation an Approved Sponsor for any of the following programs?
  • Temporary Work (Skilled) (Subclass 457) visa program
  • Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186) visa program
  • Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (Subclass 187) visa program
  • Labour agreements
Please select the industry your submission is in relation to. If required, you may select multiple industries.
Education and Training
Health Care and Social Assistance
Professional, Scientific and Technical
Please identify which occupations your submission relates to:
Specific occupations (eg Chief Executive or Managing Director)
Please choose all occupations to which your submission relates.
272311 Clinical Psychologist
272312 Educational Psychologist
272313 Organisational Psychologist
272399 Psychologists nec


1. Are there additional labour market factors, for which there are national datasets available (ideally aligned to 6-digit ANZSCO occupation level), that are relevant to future refinements to the Departmentʼs analysis and methodology?

What is the frequency of data release?

AHPRA will have national datasets on current registrants.

There is a need for a skilled workforce for rural and remote areas, for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people from other cultural backgrounds, for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and Aged Care / Age-related issues. However, we are not aware of any good data sets that show the workforce required.

2. The Department is also seeking submissions on suitable datasets that are disaggregated by region. Please provide details if you are aware of such a dataset, including whether it is aligned to ANZSCO occupations and how often the dataset is updated.

1. AHPRA would have datasets on registered psychologists; AHPRA would be able to advise if the datasets are aligned.

2. With respect to non-registered psychologists, the APS can provide some limited data on members only. Higher education providers will have data on psychologically trained but non-registered academic and research staff.

3. Is there any other advice or evidence that the Department should consider in its review of the methodology?

Census data, data by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, the Medical Benefits Scheme can provide data on specific workforce shortages (such as psychologist in rural and remote areas, working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the NDIS, and aged care.

The APS recommends to include qualitative approaches in the Department's methodology and not to rely on quantitative data only.
Do you have any supporting material for your submission?

Last modified on Friday 10 November 2017 [38981|92681]