National 5+1 Fast Track Program - COPP National 5+1 Fast Track Psychology Program

National 5+1 Fast-Track Registration Program

Ready to Fast-Track Your Career?

Our National 5+1 Fast-Track Psychology Registration Program is the optimal choice for driven individuals looking to fast-track their psychology journey. If you’re ready to embrace a shortened but equally enriching path to your general registration, we can help and support you to achieve this.

Contact us today to enquire about how we can help bridge your learning and career.

Key Features of our Fast-Track Program

Our program is carefully structured to help you achieve PsyBA core competencies at an accelerated pace. This program will allow you to have intensive access to learning and supervision, while maintaining the same high-quality education and guidance.

You will attend a progress meeting in the first half of the program to ensure you are making satisfactory progress, to remain in the fast-track program. 

This is an opportunity for both the College and yourself to review your progress and needs and adjust course if needed.

You’ll have access to a network of experienced supervisors, all current practitioners in the field. Their diverse range of specialisations ensures you receive a rich and varied learning experience.

Our online professional development activities are designed to provide you with everything you need to succeed. We offer workshops and e-learning modules, ensuring you have the tools required to excel.

Our comprehensive program builds on your foundational knowledge and skills gained during your 5th-year degree. It’s designed to fast-track your journey towards PsyBA general registration while maintaining the same core competencies and attributes of the original program:

  • Knowledge of the discipline
  • Ethical, legal, and professional matters
  • Psychological assessment and measurement
  • Intervention strategies
  • Research and evaluation
  • Communication and interpersonal relationships
  • Working within a cross-cultural context
  • Practice across the lifespan

Internship Details

Our National 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 prepares you for PsyBA general registration. Our standard program supports you in achieving the competencies in approximately 1 year. Our Fast-Track option will support you in doing the same but in a 44 week time frame.

We provide a flexible and integrated learning program comprising core learning modules with self-directed activities, references and resources and live interactive workshops as well as additional elective e-learning modules to boost your knowledge and ensure you are able to consolidate all the skills needed to achieve the PsyBA core competencies and prepare for the National Psychology Exam. Our program also provides opportunities to connect with peers and learn from a range of experts in the field, developing your network as you embrace your early career as an emerging professional.

Click the link below to read more about our Standard 5+1 Registration Program.

AHPRA Requirements

Psychological Practice
Professional Development

1500 hours in total

Our programs will give you the opportunity to access the College’s resources and services, which will meet all the above requirements and more.


To enroll in our 5+1 Psychology Registration Program, you must have completed an approved five-year tertiary psychology qualification.

Program applicants are required to undergo a selection process that consists of an application and a structured interview. This process gives both the applicant and the College the opportunity to ensure that our program fits with your individual needs and goals.

Students with Overseas Qualifications

Overseas psychology qualifications will have to be assessed for their Australian equivalence by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

The College offers a Transition Program for students who have had their qualifications assessed, to support their achievement of General Registration in Australia.


The College of Professional Psychology was founded on the principle that by providing psychologists with the best professional and practical skills, they can go on to make a positive contribution to the mental well-being of the wider community.

Our supervisors, keen to give back and support the psychology profession, provide their time and expertise at a rate that allows us to keep our program fees to a minimum.

5+1 program: $16,500

(payable in 4 x instalments)

The fees cover all components of the registration program, including regular individual and group supervision, professional development workshops, e-learning modules, assistance with finding placement if needed and other online networking opportunities. Also included is access to psychometric tests, assistance with submitting paperwork to AHPRA, workshop notes and resources.