National Psychology Exam (NPE) Study Preparation and Resources

***LAUNCHING MAY 2024***

For Provisional Psychologists working towards General Registration in Australia, one of the most daunting tasks that they face is undertaking the National Psychology Exam (NPE). To support our Provisional Psychologists undertaking this great task, we have developed our self-paced online course in line with the Exam Curriculum and cross-referenced with the Recommended Reading List, to allow for a structured approach to study.

While the field of Psychology is extremely broad, the most important thing to know about the NPE is that the exam questions are derived only from the exam curriculum, and so candidates are required to be familiar with the exam curriculum, which is published on the Board’s website

The NPE is just one tool that the Board uses to assess the minimum required level of applied professional knowledge of psychology, and it is broken down into the following four domains: 

Domain 1: Ethics (including applied ethical and professional reasoning)

Domain 2: Assessment (including methods and approaches)

Domain 3: Intervention (including intervention selection and implementation), and

Domain 4: Communication (including communication and reporting skills).

Our self-paced online course covers each of these Domains individually to support your own study preparation journey.

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What we cover in each Domain in our NPE Study Course

Domain 1: Ethics

The ethics domain is worth 30% of the NPE.
The Ethics Domain focuses on legal, ethical and professional conduct, and its application to psychological practice.

Domain 2: Assessment

The assessment domain is worth 30% of the NPE.
The Assessment Domain focuses on skills and knowledge in conducting evidence-based psychological assessments and applying this knowledge to problem formulation.

Domain 3: Intervention

The Intervention Domain is worth 30% of the NPE.
The Intervention Domain focuses on diagnosis, formulation and intervention. This includes planning of evidence-based interventions, implementation and evaluation of outcomes.

Domain 4: Communication

The Communication Domain is worth 10% of the NPE.
The Communication Domain tests your knowledge of appropriate methods of communication with clients, other professionals, organisations and the wider community.

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See our Frequently Asked Questions below for links to relevant resources

The Australian National Psychology Exam (NPE) 2024 schedule of exams:

  • Monday 29 January – Friday 16 February

    Exam registration period:

    Monday 4 Dec – Friday 12 Jan

  • Monday 29 April – Friday 17 May

    Exam registration period:
    Mon 4 Mar – Fri 12 Apr

  • Monday 29 July – Friday 16 August

    Exam registration period:

    Mon 3 Jun – Fri 12 Jul

  • Monday 28 October –Friday 22 November

    Exam registration period:

    Mon 2 Sep – Fri 11 Oct

For further information, go to https://www.psychologyboard.gov.au/Registration/National-psychology-exam.aspx

 

The National Psychology Exam (NPE) Exam Curriculum explains the exam and required knowledge content.

Candidates are required to be familiar with the exam curriculum, which is published on the Board’s website. It is important to know that the exam questions are derived only from the exam curriculum.  Therefore, we have developed our self-paced online course in line with the exam curriculum and the recommended reading list.

The NPE is designed to assess the core competencies for general registration as a psychologist in Australia.

It asseses the application of knowledge to psychological practice and is based on case studies and professional issues likely to be faced by psychologists working with the public across a broad range of scenarios.

The NPE assesses eight core competencies through four exam curriculum domains:

  • ethics (including applied ethical and professional reasoning)
  • assessment (including methods and approaches)
  • intervention (including intervention selection and implementation), and
  • communication (including communication and reporting skills).

For more information, please visit the National Psychology Exam Exam Candidate Manual