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The Australian Psychological Society (APS) is one of the professional associations for psychologists in Australia. The APS claims to have more than 22,000 members, making it the largest professional body representing psychologists in Australia. The Society's Code of Ethics was adopted in 2007 and became the Code of Ethics for the profession in Australia in 2010 when it was taken up by the newly-formedPsychology Board of Australia. The APS also provides members with recommendations of appropriate fees to charge for their professional services.
Eligibility for full membership (MAPS) of the APS is complicated (see the website for details). In most cases, full, general registration as a psychologist with AHPRA - Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency - will ensure eligibility. 
Other levels of membership are available, such as associate membership (Assoc. MAPS), for psychologists with provisional registration with AHPRA. Undergraduate students studying any APAC accredited psychology units are eligible to become APS student subscribers. This subscription is dependent on continuing study in psychology.
Around 60% of all state registered psychologists are APS members, and student subscribers represent 12% of members. Of this, the gender breakdown by members is 74% female and 26% male.
All Australian psychologists are bound by the APS Code of Ethics. 'The Code' was adopted by the registering authority, The Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA), in 2010. The PsyBA works together with AHPRA to register psychologists. In Australia, the term 'psychologist' is protected and only those registered with AHPRA may use it. Registration with any other professional body, such as the APS, is optional.
The following have been Presidents of the Society.
|Ros Knight||2018 - present||Clinical, Counselling|
|Anthony Cichello||2016-2018||Clinical, Counselling, Health|
|Tim Hannan||2012-2014||Clinical, Clinical Neuro, Forensic, Health, Educational & Developmental, Sport & Exercise|
|Simon Crowe||2010-2012||Clinical, Clinical Neuro, Forensic|
|Bob Montgomery||2008-2010||Clinical, Health, Forensic|
|Amanda Gordon||2006-2008||Clinical, Health|
|Amanda Gordon||2004-2006||Clinical, Health|
|Paul R. Martin||2002-2004||Clinical, Health|
|Paul R. Martin||2000-2002||Clinical, Health|
|Bruce J. Crowe||1998-2000|
|Bruce J. Crowe||1996-1998|
|Barry J. Fallon||1994-1996|
|Frank D. Naylor||1991-1992|
|John K. Collins||1989-1990|
|Gordon V. Stanley||1988-1989|
|Daphne M. Keats||1985-1986|
|Malcolm B. Macmillan
|Ian K. Waterhouse||1982-1983|
|Michael C. Knowles||1981-1982|
|Ronald C. King||1980-1981|
|Kenneth C. Gray||1979-1980|
|Norman T. Feather||1978-1979|
|A. George Owens||1976-1977|
|Alexander M. Clarke||1973-1974|
|Ronald W. Cumming||1972-1973|
|Mary C. Nixon||1971-1972|
|Aubrey J. Yates||1970-1971|
|John A. Keats||1969-1970|
|Sydney H. Lovibond||1968-1969|
|Alex (Tim) J. Marshall||1967-1968|
|Ross H. Day||1966-1967|
|Richard A. Champion||1966|
The APS organises a number conferences every year:
In 2015, the APS is running the following conferences:
The APS also promotes and facilitates psychology-related events , which can be found on the APS Events Calendar, which includes an indicator of individual events' CPD loading for professional psychologists.
The APS also regularly attends a number of national conferences as a participant.
The APS publishes three journals with Wiley:Australian Journal of Psychology (1.035, ISSN 1742-9536),Australian Psychologist (0.724, ISSN 1742-9536) and Clinical Psychologist (0.967, ISSN 1742-9552).
The APS has nine colleges, these are in the areas of neuropsychology, forensic, community, health, clinical, counselling, educational and developmental, organisational and sport and exercise psychology.
In 2009, the APS developed a new 5th year postgraduate diploma in professional practice. This training model has been introduced via the "5+1" pathway as a transitional alternative to the "4+2" system that has been in place for many years as a basic standard for registration as a psychologist in Australia. This is reflective of the ultimate goal of the APS to set the minimum requirement of registration at the master's degree level. The new 5+1 pathway incorporates a five-year university sequence in psychology training, followed by one year accredited workplace supervision.
As of 2010, the Psychology Board of Australia became the sole agency responsible for the registration of psychologists across Australia. The Board adopted the APS Code of Ethics for all members of the profession.
The Australian Psychological Society Limited (the Society) adopted this Code of Ethics (the Code) at its Forty-First Annual General Meeting held on 27 September 2007. ... Reprinted October 2016
The Board has adopted the Australian Psychological Society Code of Ethics for the profession.
In 2010 it was adopted by the Psychology Board of Australia as the code that all psychologists should abide by.