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Training the Effective Supervisor – August 2024

August 29 @ 9:00 am - August 30 @ 4:30 pm

The Cairnmillar Institute is a Psychology Board of Australia-approved supervisor training provider. We deliver all three components of the training required for eligible psychologists to apply for Board Approved Supervisor (BAS) status. The 32 hours of training is presented in three distinct and stipulated component parts:

  • Knowledge Assessment (Component One)
  • Skills Training (Component Two)
  • Assessment and Evaluation (Component Three)

The course is suitable for psychologists who are seeking BAS status. BAS status is required for all supervisors who provide primary, secondary, or field placement supervision for:

  • provisionally registered psychologists (e.g., via 4+2, 5+1 or higher degree pathways); and/or  
  • registrars (undertaking registrar program for area of practice endorsement).   


Learning OutcomesTraining the Effective Supervisor - May 2023

Participants will gain the knowledge and skills to provide competency-based supervision to provisional psychologists and/or registrars undertaking:

  • A 4+2 internship program
  • A 5+1 internship program
  • An accredited higher degree program
  • A Registrar program, leading to area-of-practice endorsement.

Participant learning outcomes include developing: 

  • Greater knowledge and skills in the competency-based model of supervision 
  • Effective supervision practices and recognising how to set supervision up for success 
  • Knowledge and skills in establishing and managing the supervisory relationship, including responding to ruptures, conflict, or problems  
  • The ability to assess and evaluate the psychological competencies of the supervisee, including identifying any progress concerns 
  • The ability to evaluate the supervisory process.

Upon completion of all components, participants are required to submit the following registration form to the Psychology Board for professional recognition.



Psychologists are eligible to enrol if they have:

  • Held general registration for a period of three years; or,
  • Held an area of practice endorsement for at least two years (to supervise registrars and some Higher Degree field placements).

Our Trainers

Dr Renzo Vittorino

Michelle Doolan


Course Structure

There are three components for this course. Component One and Component Three are online courses. Component Two is a two-day workshop, conducted either face-to-face or online.

  1. Component One (Knowledge Assessment)
    This component is delivered as an online self-paced eLearn module and comprises guided reading and related quizzes. Participants must achieve a minimum overall score of 90% in the assessments to pass this component and to be eligible to register for Component Two.
    This component constitutes 10 hours of coursework and CPD.
    You may commence Component One at any time, once full payment has been received and upon confirmation of your enrolment.
    To enrol in this component only, please select the ‘Component One Only’ ticket option.
  2. Component Two (Skills Training Workshop)
    The Component Two workshop is conducted over two consecutive days (Day 1: 9am-4.30pm; Day 2: 9.30am-4.30pm).
    Component One is a prerequisite for this workshop however does not need to be completed at the same provider.
    Workshops are offered either online or face-to-face onsite at The Cairnmillar Institute in Hawthorn East, Victoria.
    Component Two constitutes 12 hours of coursework and CPD.
    Please note – catering is not provided for our face-to-face courses, however, there are kitchen facilities available for participant’s use.
  3. Component Three (Assessment and Evaluation)
    This is the final assessment component of the BAS training. It involves submission of a 50-minute recording of a supervision session, together with a 1,000-word self-assessment essay.  Guidelines for the submission requirements will be provided and align with the Component Two training.
    Components One and Two are prerequisites for this course. This course constitutes 8-10 hours of coursework and 10 hours of CPD.
    As per AHPRA requirements, the Component Three assessment must be submitted within four months of completing Component Two.


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Important Information

Please note, this course is subject to receiving a minimum number of enrolments and conditional to Government restrictions implemented at the time of the course. In the case we are unable to deliver the course, a free course transfer will be available to an alternative course date, or a full refund minus any platform ticketing fees will be available.

By purchasing a ticket, you are confirming to have read and agreed to the Enrolment Terms and Conditions set by The Cairnmillar Institute.


August 29 @ 9:00 am
August 30 @ 4:30 pm
Free – $1,125.00


Lana Winzar
03 9813 3400


Online via Zoom


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Three Component Discount Package
$ 1,125.00
8 available
Three Component Package - Cairnmillar Staff
$ 0.00
8 available
Component One Only
$ 200.00
Component Two Only
$ 750.00
8 available
Component Three Only
$ 450.00