24. Qualifications

    (1) A person who satisfies the Board

    (a) that he is of good character and reputation;

    (b) that he is a resident in the State of Western Australia;

    (c) that he has had relevant practical experience in the practice of psychology of a responsible nature satisfactory to the Board for a period of not less than 2 years; and

    (d) that he holds an approved educational qualification,

    shall, subject to this Act and upon payment of the prescribed fee, be registered under this Act and the Board shall cause his name to be entered in the Register accordingly.

    (2) For the purposes of this section, a person who has }an approved educational qualification~ means a person who

    (a) has gained by examination a qualification recognised by the Board granted by a tertiary educational institution recognised by the Board, in the course of attaining which the holder has successfully completed 4 academic years of full-time or an equivalent part-time study;

    (b) possesses a qualification which is accepted by the Board as indicating a course of study and academic training in a relevant subject and satisfies the Board that he has undertaken further or other study, training, or research, or has had experience of a practical nature or has developed or applied techniques appropriate to the professional practice of psychology; or

    (c) has successfully completed examinations conducted by or on behalf of the Board under this Act to an extent and of a kind which, in the opinion of the Board, furnish sufficient evidence of the possession of the requisite knowledge and skill appropriate to the professional practice of psychology.

    (3) Where, within the period of one year after the coming into operation of this section, a person who does not possess an approved educational qualification but is otherwise eligible to be registered under this Act applies to the Board and satisfies the Board that

    (a) he has had relevant practical experience in the practice of psychology of a responsible nature satisfactory to the Board for a period of not less than 2 years; or

    (b) he is, and has for the preceding 12 months been, a member of the body known as the Australian Psychological Society,

    and furnishes sufficient evidence of the possession of the requisite knowledge and skill appropriate to the professional practice of psychology, he shall, subject to this Act and upon payment of the prescribed fee, be registered under this Act and the Board shall cause his name to be entered in the Register accordingly.



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