College of Professional Psychology – Psychology Registration Programs - COPP

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The College of Professional Psychology was established in 1993. For over 30 years, we have been providing comprehensive programs that bridge the gap between tertiary studies and a career as a Registered Psychologist.

Our mission is to make a positive contribution to the mental well-being of the wider community by expanding the competencies and practical experience of psychology graduates, psychologists and other mental health stakeholders.

We achieve this by providing the most comprehensive psychology registration programs in Australia. We deliver a curriculum that is innovative and current, covering and exceeding the Psychology Board of Australia’s (PsyBA) core competencies while focusing on practice readiness to launch your early career in the profession.

We also support provisional psychologists completing their higher degrees whilst working in psychological practice, and psychologists transitioning from overseas qualifications to general registration in Australia.

5+1 Psychology Registration Program

Our 5+1 Psychology Registration Program supports your development as an emerging early career psychologist, building on the knowledge and skill gained in your 5th-year degree and preparing you for PsyBA general registration.

As our programs are national, we accept enrolments from graduates throughout Australia.

Program Components

To meet PsyBA requirements, the four key learning components of the 5+1 internship are:


Placement (Psychological Practice)

We will support you in securing psychological work placements that are approved by PsyBA.


We provide you with PsyBA approved individual and group supervisors to mentor, guide and support you.

Professional Development

We provide a range of learning modules focusing on practical skills as an early career psychologist, including interactive workshops, reference resources and convenient self-paced e-learning activities.

Assessment Tasks

PsyBA has two major assessment tasks for the 5+1 pathway: case reports and the National Psychology Exam. Our program provides workshops, templates, reference guides, e-learning activities, study groups, a case report review panel, practice NPE questions and more to facilitate your success.


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Our flexible and practical programs are open to graduates throughout Australia.
We are welcoming, accepting, supportive and passionate about being the best we can be. Our programs are relevant, practical and skills oriented.

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Why Choose Us?

A choice that makes the difference.


Building on their academic achievements, our students develop a broad range of practical and professional skills.


Our programs are relevant, practical and skills-oriented, ensuring graduates are fully prepared for general registration.


Our aim is to make a positive contribution to the mental well-being of the wider community by expanding the competencies.

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5+1 Psychology Registration Program

We provide a flexible and integrated learning program, comprising online interactive workshops, self-paced e-learning activities and elective modules as well as case reports and NPE support, to ensure you receive all the knowledge needed to achieve the PsyBA core competencies and prepare for the National Psychology Exam.