Posted on 28 September 2021
By Tegan Carrison, Executive Director, AAPi
Due to the increased demand on our health care system, Ahpra has created a pandemic sub-register for those who have recently left the profession to return to practice for up to 12 months. There is currently 652 psychologists on this sub-register.
The sub-register operates on an opt-out basis with eligible practitioners added automatically. There is no obligation for practitioners on the sub-registers to practise. You can opt out at any time by emailing [email protected]. No explanation is needed. There are no Ahpra registration fees for sub-register psychologists.
Psychologists who choose to stay on the pandemic response sub-register and go back to work, must comply with the psychology code of ethics, professional indemnity insurance requirements and work within the scope of practice as allowed by the notation on their registration.
Psychologists who are in a high-risk category for COVID-19 should only work in a safe practice environment.
Further information on the Ahpra sub-register is available here.
AAPi is here to support psychologists returning to the workforce. We are waiving our membership fee for the next 12 months for those on the sub-register rejoining the workforce. We are also teaming up with our partners to make to make returning to the workforce as easy as possible. All you need to do is email [email protected] if you would consider re-joining the profession, even just a few hours a week, and we will guide you through everything.