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ANZSCO 272399 - Registered Migration Australia

This occupation group covers Psychologists not elsewhere classified. Registration or licensing is required. Psychologists (nec) is a Skill Level 1 occupation in Australia.





  • Counselling Psychologist
  • Sport Psychologist



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Group: 2723 Psychologists


Psychologists (nec) job description - Registered Migration Australia

The job of a psychologist is to investigate, 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 psychologists 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 as a psychologist in Australia may be required.


Occupations within the Psychologists Group



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


English Requirement


  • 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


  • Psychologists (nec) is currently assessed with APS - (Australian Psychological Society); more info regarding assessment bodies.


Average Income

The average salary for a Psychologist (nec) 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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