APS member benefits
& support services

The member benefits portal is where you go to claim a wide variety of discounted retail products and services, such as travel, car purchases and hire among a growing list of discounts and benefits.  

Member support services

Professional resources 

Protection 

Early Career Psychologists 

Products & Services

 

PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES


APS Institute

The Institute is Australia’s leading source of psychological learning, providing psychologists and other health professionals high-quality, expert and in-demand CPD learning opportunities through     online workshops, courses and webinars. Members  have exclusive access to significantly discounted rates.

Online CPD logging tool

To assist members to understand and comply with the complex array of CPD requirements for practising psychologists, the APS has developed a sophisticated online CPD logging system that provides an easy-to-use tool that can be individualised to track progress towards meeting the applicable CPD requirements. The individual online log of activities across applicable categories can be printed to assist in providing evidence of compliance if a member is selected for a random audit by the PsyBA or Medicare Australia.  

Events Calendar

The APS Events Calendar is Australia’s premier listings site for continuing professional development (CPD) events relevant to psychologists, mental health and other allied health professionals. APS Members who advertiser receive a significant discount over non-members.

Professional Advisory Service (PAS) 

Talk to a professional practice consultant who can answer Member queries about professional ethical dilemmas, practice concerns and legal issues.

1800 333 497 (toll free)

Member Assistance Centre 

A human at the end of the phone to answer general member queries ranging from PsyBA requirements to pathways to registration.

1800 333 497 (toll free)

Practice support

The APS offers a raft of resources for private practice members, including member-only guides for setting up a private practice, legal matters, charter for clients, recommended fee schedule, practice standards, self-care and etherapy, as well as tailored resources for working in the public sector, private sector and in schools. 

Free legal advice

Members who take up the APS-approved Aon professional indemnity insurance are eligible for two hours of free legal advice each year, providing individual support and assurance.

Find a Psychologist™

The APS Find a Psychologist Service is an online, telephone and email referrals service for the public, GPs and health professionals, searchable by location and areas of expertise. Members who join are eligible for a free psychology.org.au web address that they can use in place of their
own website.

PSYCHXCHANGE

Browse the latest employment and business opportunities on PsychXchange, the dedicated site for psychology recruitment. Members can set up tailored job searches.

PROQUEST

Since 2011, the APS has provided access to online psychological literature databases and enhanced this valued member benefit in 2014 by extending the suite of databases through a new provider, ProQuest. The current arrangements provide members with access to thousands of international journals covering a range of areas relevant to psychology, as well as the MEDLINE database covering all major clinical and healthcare disciplines.

Evidence-based and quality information for Psychologists (EQIP)

Member-only access to a searchable online database of information and resources to support the provision of evidence-based assessment and treatment across a range of psychological conditions.

Code of Ethics and Ethical Guidelines

New members receive free copies of the APS Code of Ethics and Ethical Guidelines (which apply the Code to a variety of contexts and clients), as well as a range of other ethics resources.

APS journals published by Wiley

 
 

InPsych

Members receive a free hard copy of the APS’s flagship publication for members, published every two months.

APS Matters

APS Matters is the fortnightly email update alert providing members with the latest professional updates, resources and CPD opportunities.

APS Shop

Members have exclusive access to a growing range of publications, practice management software and merchandise on the APS’s new online shop. Many items are customisable to member specifications and are significantly discounted compared to non-members. This augments the existing member identity program.

Member Identity Program

Eligible APS members - Associate Members, Members, Fellows and Honorary Fellows - may use a member version of the APS logo on stationery, reports, publications, signage and websites. Participation in the APS Member Identity Program is free. Simply agree to the terms and conditions of use and download your logos.

Free media training

The APS media team has developed a program of media training to assist members when they face media scrutiny or wish to build their public profile.

Free Forced Adoption training

Like all allied-health professionals, APS members have the option of free training about the history and impacts of forced adoptions.

Media referral network

The APS runs a media referrals program, which nominates expert psychologists to provide evidence-based insight to the media on human behaviour and experiences, popular culture and trends. The media referral service features more than 200 APS psychologists from universities, government and non-government agencies, consulting firms, and private practices. Contact media@psychology.org.au for more information.

Membership enquiries

Call 1800 333 497 (toll free) or visit Ask APS


PROTECTION


Professional Indemnity Insurance with Aon

The APS has negotiated high-quality professional indemnity insurance suitable for a range of work settings. Enjoy preferential rates and enhanced legal advice benefits. 

AMP

Through partnership with AMP Bank, members of APS have access to special rates on a range of banking products and services to help you get more from your money. This includes discounted interest rates on AMP Bank home loans. Contact the AMP Bank Direct team for details. Phone 1300 360 525 Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm (Sydney time) or email AffinityBanking@amp.com.au

ePsychSafe

The ePsychSafe™ initiative is an APS programme that approves APS members who are capable of sending and receiving client information in secure and encrypted ways (SMD), utilising a National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) approved secure messaging provider. Those who are approved by the APS as ePsychSafe™ will have the opportunity to have their practice and secure messaging provider details listed on the APS Find a Psychologist site. The APS is working with a recommended provider called Global Health, which offers an SMD-only option, as well as options for Practice Management software plus SMD capability in one package. 

 

EARLY CAREERS PSYCHOLOGISTS


Networking

Through our network of more than 22,000 members nationwide, the APS facilitates a large number of national and local events, many of which are organised by APS Colleges, Branches or Interest Groups.

JOIN THE APS NETWORK

Members and Student members studying an APAC accredited course can join any of the nine APS Colleges for $15 per year, allowing you unrivalled access to study a specialised area. There are also 48 Interest Groups to join and you can find and join your local Branch

Psych Student HQ

Information and support for young psychologists, including on the pathways to becoming a professional, registered psychologist.

Supervision

Access a list of Psychology Board of Australia approved supervisors in your area, via the searchable APS College Supervisor register, by visiting the member directory for your local Branch or by referring to the APS register of supervisors with experience in school psychology.

Free Malpractice Insurance

As a psychology postgraduate student or registrar, undertaking supervised work experience exposes you to many risks and therefore the potential for a client to bring a claim against you. Aon, the APS’s approved insurance partner, is offering free combined malpractice insurance cover (including professional indemnity, public and product liability) available from October 1st, 2015 for 12 months.

Once you’ve become a practising psychologist or have completed your registrar program, Aon can easily transition you across to the APS-approved professional indemnity package with 14 months’ cover for the price of 12 offer. Applying here for the insurance is easy: simply complete your details in Aon’s five-minute online application form and a member of the Aon Health team will come back to you.

Student membership discount

Psychology students can get the edge by joining psychology’s peak body. Join today for just $85 and receive a free copy of the APS Code of Ethics and Ethical Guidelines (valued at $71.50 for non-members).

Wiley books

Students and non-student members receive a 35% discount from the Wiley catalogue.

This includes: 

Discounted journals:

To obtain your savings, enter code SDP82 in the promotion code field on Wiley's shopping cart and click the Apply Discount button at the shopping cart. View Wiley catalogue and register for member discount.

Early Career resources

The APS recognises the importance of supporting psychologists beginning their career, which is why we have created dedicated resource and a support network to help new psychologists flourish. This includes an Early-Career membership discount. 

InPsych

This is the APS’s flagship publication for members and comes out every two months.

APS Matters

APS Matters is the fortnightly email update alert providing members with the latest professional updates, resources and CPD opportunities.

Awards & Prizes

The APS hosts a large number of awards and prizes to recognise individuals and their expertise in psychology, nationwide. Several of these are dedicated to recognising psychologists brightest students, allowing you to showcase your work on a national stage.

Proquest

Since 2011, the APS has provided access to online psychological literature databases and enhanced this valued member benefit in 2014 by extending the suite of databases through a new provider, ProQuest. The current arrangements provide members with access to thousands of international journals covering a range of areas relevant to psychology, as well as the MEDLINE database covering all major clinical and healthcare disciplines.

 

PRODUCTS AND SERVICES


APS membership acts like a cooperative: Our membership critical mass allows us to leverage significant benefits for APS Members.

The APS has partnered with external organisation, called Member Benefits Australia (MBA), to provide a range of benefits that members can access directly through its dedicated APS member portal, covering a wide range of high-quality brands and services.

Accor Hotels

AccorHotels has more than over 3,700 hotels in 92 countries. It operates over 200 hotels in Australia, with 46 hotels in Victoria and South Australia. APS Members are entitled to a 10% accommodation discount when they stay at an Accor hotel. Quote the ‘Away on Business’ program, the APS ID AS85779 and contract number 5000.

Telstra/TELESTAR

APS Members can get 20% off selected Telstra mobile plans thanks to an agreement between the APS and Telstra (managed by our member benefits partner, Telestar). Visit Telestar’s APS member page or call Telestar on 1300 265 438 for details. 

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MBA Concierge

It also includes MBA Concierge, a portal offering a range of discounted brand products, including Cusinart, Panasonic and Scanpan.

buying a car? 

Member Benefits Australia offers APS Members a range of automotive benefits and discounts through its dedicated portal, MBA Car Assist. Members can log on here to view the latest offers from a range of car makers or can call direct on 1300 119 493.

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JB HiFi Commercial

Discounted technology products

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Amcal

Receive 10% off Amcal online

ANYTIME FITNESS

  • 50% off joining fee
  • 10% off monthly fee - Free gym key

ATPI travel discounts

Discounted corporate travel rates, monthly specials, 25% off travel insurance. Discover the discounts they can offer you - start by completing this form. Or call (03) 9658 6222. 

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Avis and Budget car hire

Take advantage of a 10% discount

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The Base Collective

15% off organic cosmetics

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EUROPCAR

Corporate offer or 10% off
best rate of the day

Discounted gift cards

Includes Coles, Myer and
David Jones discounted cards




Jaggad

15% off sportswear

Discounted movie vouchers

From Hoyts, Village, Event,
Greater Union, Birch Carroll & Coyle

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MBA Travel Solutions

Includes discounted flights, accommodation and packages

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Discounted QANTAS Club Membership

 

 


Discounted virgin Club Membership

 

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Skinfirm

15% off expert skincare range

Specsavers

25% off one pair of glasses from
the $149 range or above