Pursuant to Part 2, section 14 (1) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003, the following amendment notice is given.
N o t i c e
Title and commencement—(1) This notice may be cited as the Amendment Notice of Scopes of Practice and Related Qualifications Prescribed by the Psychologists Board that came into effect on 18 September 2004*.
(2) The amendment is the footnote numbered “3”.
(3) This notice comes into force on 24 November 2005.
Qualifications Prescribed for Registration in a Scope
4. Educational Psychologist
Pursuant to section 12 of the Act, the following qualifications have been prescribed for registration as a psychologist in the educational scope of practice:
A minimum of a Masters degree in psychology3 from an accredited educational organisation and an accredited Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Psychology, or equivalent qualification. Eligibility for an educational scope of practice shall require a board approved practicum or internship involving 1500 hours of supervised practice.
Dated at Wellington this 16th day of November 2005.
KAREN CROSBY, Registrar, Psychologists Board.
*Supplement to the New Zealand Gazette, 15 September 2004, No. 120, page 2976
3A Masters degree in Education may be considered equivalent to a Masters degree in psychology where its content is sufficiently educational psychology in nature.