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Psychologists investigate, assess and provide treatment and counselling to foster optimal personal, social, educational and occupational adjustment and development. Tasks performed by psychologists include:

-collecting data about clients and assessing their cognitive, behavioural and emotional disorders

-conducting research studies of motivation in learning, group performance and individual differences in mental abilities and educational performance

-administering and interpreting diagnostic tests and formulating plans for treatment.

Related Organisations
Australian Psychological Society (APS)
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Psychology workforce - Australia

  • In 2012, there were 29,387 registered psychologists in Australia, 8,777 of whom were employed in counselling.
  • Almost 8 in 10 registered psychologists were women.
  • In 2012, the average age of employed psychologists was 45.6; 26.9% were aged 55 or over.
  • On average, employed psychologists worked 32.6 hours a week.