Membership of The Australian Psychological Society
The Australian Psychological Society (APS) is the major professional organisation of psychologists in Australia. It has a National Office located in Melbourne, and branches and regional groups throughout Australia, including Toowoomba, and has more than 11 500 members. Its role is to ‘represent, promote, and advance psychology and psychologists within the context of improving community well being and scientific knowledge'. If you are a student enrolled in the Psychology major, you can join as a student subscriber, and receive four publications:
The Australian Journal of Psychology (Scientific research reports).
The Australian Psychologist (Professional issues).
In Psych: The Bulletin of the APS (News of conferences, workshops and general issues).
The Newsletter of the branch nearest to where you live.
To join, fill out the application form (see below for its location), send it to the Undergraduate Course Coordinator Department of Psychology, Faculty of Sciences, USQ, for endorsement. The membership application form is available at (then click on the link to Student Subscriber):
On completion of four years of study, graduates of approved courses can join as Associate Members.
Full membership of the APS
The current requirement for full membership of the Society is completion of four years approved university training plus a further two years (i.e. six years of training). The fifth and sixth years of training are most often completed by a Masters coursework degree (such as the Master of Psychology course at USQ), but can also be satisfied by postgraduate research study (such as a Doctor of Philosophy or Master of Philosophy degree).
Australian Psychological Society
PO Box 126
Carlton South Vic 3053
Telephone: (03) 9663 6166
or 1800 333 497
You can also obtain information from the APS internet homepage at: