ANZSCO 272311 - Registered Migration Australia

A clinical psychologist consults with individuals and groups, assesses psychological disorders and administers programs of treatment. Registration or licensing is required. Clinical Psychologist in Australia is a Skill Level 1 occupation.



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Group: 2723 Psychologists



Job Description - Registered Migration Australia

The job of a clinical psychologist in Australia is to investigates, assess and provide treatment and counselling to foster optimal personal, social, educational and occupational adjustment and development.



  • collecting data about clients and assessing their cognitive, behavioural and emotional disorders
  • administering and interpreting diagnostic tests and formulating plans for treatment
  • developing, administering and evaluating individual and group treatment programs
  • consulting with other professionals on details of cases and treatment plans
  • conducting research studies of motivation in learning, group performance and individual differences in mental abilities and educational performance
  • collecting data and analysing characteristics of students and recommending educational programs
  • formulating achievement, diagnostic and predictive tests for use by teachers in planning methods and content of instruction
  • developing interview techniques, psychological tests and other aids in workplace selection, placement, appraisal and promotion
  • conducting surveys and research studies on job design, work groups, morale, motivation, supervision and management
  • performing job analyses and establishing job requirements by observing and interviewing employees and managers


Skill Level
Most occupations in the clinical psychologist unit group (Group 2723) have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Registration or licensing may be required in Australia as a clinical psychologist.

Occupations within the Clinical Psychologist Group



Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the same psychologist group if not specifically listed in the STSOL or MLTSSL, the ANZSCO description should be used for reference purposes only.


English Requirement for a Clinical Psychologist


  • IELTS result with a minimum score of 6 (L, R, W), 7 in speaking and 7 overall;
  • OET result with a minimum grade B in all sections;
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum score (L:12 R:13 W:21 S:23 overall L93);
  • PTE Academic with a minimum score of 50 (L, R, W), 65 in speaking and 65 overall


  • Australian Graduate Exceptions apply in some states/territories
  • Priority Skilled Lists may apply a specific requirement in some states/territories
  • Countries exempt from submitting IELTS or OET include the UK; Canada; New Zealand; US; and Ireland


Where mandatory licensing or registration is required you must demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS, or equivalent, whichever is higher.



Assessment Authority


Clinical Psychologist is currently assessed with APS (Australian Psychological Society); more information regarding assessment bodies


Average Income

The average salary for a Clinical Psychologist in Australia is $ 91,932 for male employees and $ 83,395 for female employees per year. Average Age: Males: 48.4 Females: 43.4 Persons: 44.5

Source: (Group 2723) Psychologists - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016



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