All psychologists in Australia hold general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia, meeting high standards in education, training, supervised practice, ethical and professional standards, and ongoing professional development.
To be eligible for general registration as a psychologist, in addition to the minimum qualification of four years accredited study, applicants must have also completed either one year of accredited postgraduate study and one years supervised clinical practice, or two years supervised clinical practice.
A Clinical psychologist must meet the above requirements as well as having completed two-year post-graduate clinical training (such as a Master of Clinical Psychology).
All psychologists (both General and Clinical) undertake continual education and learning in evidence-based psychological approaches to assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of populations and concerns.
Whichever type of psychologist, you should expect the same quality of care, ethical behaviour and standards of practice.