Are you an Overseas Psychologist relocating to Australia?

NorthStar Academy has experienced supervisors who can support you through the AHPRA Transitional Program and help you prepare for the National Psychology Exam, helping you to achieve registration in Australia.


We understand that it can be frustrating to have trained and developed years of experience as a Psychologist, only to have to go through a transitional program when migrating to Australia.

The Transitional Program aims to ensure that all Registered Psychologists in Australia have acquired the necessary skills to practice safely, ethically and effectively with diverse groups in the Australian context.

The Transitional Program also ensures that Registered Psychologists have sound knowledge of ethics, legal, professional and cultural issues relevant to working in Australia.

Transitional Program Requirements

With the AHPRA Transitional Program comes a lot of information. We're here to help break this down for you.

In short, once you have registered with AHPRA, the Transitional Program requires you to:

  • Work as a Provisional Psychologist in Australia for minimum three continuous calendar months for at least 17.5 hours per week.
  • Engage a Board Approved Supervisor who has agreed to provide you with direct supervision for at least one hour per fortnight for the duration of the Transitional Program.
  • Attain competence in the eight core domains. This will be achieved through psychological practice, clinical supervision and may also include a professional development courses or activities.
  • Prepare for, sit and pass the National Psychology Exam.

How can we support you?

NorthStar Academy has experienced Board Approved Supervisors who can assist in obtaining your supervised clinical practice hours and help you to prepare for the National Psychology Exam. Within our supervision sessions, our focus is on helping you to achieve your eight areas of competence.

Our supervisors have significant experience supporting overseas-trained Psychologists through the AHPRA Transitional Program and understand the unique challenges they may face. NorthStar Academy has developed and facilitated international trainings around migrating as a Psychologist to Australia and are passionate about supporting clinicians looking to make the move Down Under.

We would love to support you with the Transitional Program and help you achieve registration in Australia. To get in touch, please complete the form to the right, or email us at

*Note: Psychology is one of 15 health professions regulated by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act ('the National Law'). For further information on the requirements of the overseas transitional program, see the AHPRA website.

Meet our Supervisor

Jenni Avidon Clinical Psychologist Supervisor Canberra Australia

Jenni Avidon

Principal Clinical Psychologist of NorthStar Academy
BA (Psych) (Hons), MA (Clin Psych), MAPS, MACPA

With over 30 years of invaluable experience, our Clinical Psychologist and Board-Approved Supervisor, Jenni Avidon, hails from the diverse landscapes of South Africa and has seamlessly woven her wisdom into the Australian therapeutic tapestry for the past four years.  Guiding and mentoring psychologists with a blend of international insights and local expertise, let Jenni be your compass to finding your true north as a psychologist.

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