You need to be a qualified Medical Practitioner and then complete further training with the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists before you can specialise as a Psychiatrist. Many Psychiatrists complete postgraduate studies.
Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency is needed to work as a Psychiatrist. Membership with the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists may also be useful.
Checks, licences and tickets
You may need:
- national police check
- working with children check
- be up to date with immunisations
Thinking about study or training?
Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.
- Search and compare thousands of higher education courses, and their entry requirements from different institutions across Australia at Course Seeker website.
- Compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes on the QILT website.
Or check out related courses on Job Outlook.
Useful links and resources