Knowledge Assessment

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For participants interested in becoming:
  • 4+2 internship program supervisors
  • 5+1 internship program supervisors
  • Registrar program leading to endorsement in an approved area of practice supervisors
  • Higher degree practicum placements supervisors



By successful completion of this component it is expected that participants will have adequate knowledge of:

  • The context for supervision within the National Scheme
  • The role, expectations and responsibilities of the supervisor, as defined by the Board
  • The central components of effective supervision
  • The ability to apply this knowledge to example scenarios of supervision


Training Methodology

Participants will be provided with a range of readings, visual aids, and opportunities to reflect on the range of knowledge essential as the building blocks for becoming an effective supervisor. Multiple choice practice quizzes appear at the end of each module, to help guide participants’ study and learning. In addition, there will be reflection points throughout the program. On completion of all modules participants are required to complete a final exam, which will determine whether a candidate has passed or failed the component. The final exam consists of 40 multiple choice questions. Participants are required to achieve a minimum 85% accuracy (34/40) to pass the course.


The program will attract 10 CPD hours.


  • Module 1.  Being an Effective Supervisor: models of supervision, the roles of supervisors and supervisees, necessary skills and characteristics of effective supervisors.
  • Module 2.  The Context for Supervision: building and maintaining an effective supervisory relationship.
  • Module 3.  The Process of Supervision (Part 1): establishing a contract and targets for supervisee training, using different formats of supervision effectively,
  • Module 4. The Process of Supervision (Part 2): evaluation of supervisees and supervisors, feedback informed supervision, completion of supervision
  • Module 5.  PBA and Administrative Requirements of Supervisors: understanding of the administrative requirements of supervision for each of the pathways (4 + 2, 5 + 1, higher degree and endorsement), knowledge of National Exam.
  • Module 6.  Ethical and Diversity Issues: legal, ethical, and diversity issues in psychological practice, supervisory self-care.


Registration Process
  1. Submit your registration form on-line
  2. STAP office will send confirmation of receipt of your registration form
  3. Payment to be made via the secure GriffithPAY link
  4. Log-on and details of Griffith University eLearning will be sent by email
  5. Component 1 to be successfully completed 5 working days prior to the attending a STAP 2-day skills workshop


Evaluation of the Component

Upon successful completion of the component, participants will be emailed a link to complete an online questionnaire regarding their experience in the program. Participants will be asked to provide feedback regarding satisfaction, usefulness, ease of access and other aspects of the online modules.