Working as a Psychologist
Psychologists are employed in a wide variety of fields in New Zealand, both in the public and private sectors. Search the vacancies link for psychologist positions in New Zealand. To work as a psychologist you need to be registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board.
Employment of psychologists occurs in
New Zealand has a number of universities all of which offer courses in psychology. Psychology is also taught in a number of polytechnics.
Public sector employers of psychologists include District Health Boards, the Department of Corrections, psychological service, Special Education within the Ministry of Education, social welfare agencies such as Child Youth & Family as well as the Ministry of Defence, and the NZ Police.
The website of CareerServices a government funded information service provides general information on working conditions and salaries and the NZ Qualifications Authority site has a searchable database of quality-assured qualifications available in New Zealand.
Many psychologists in private practice, provide services on an individual basis or as part of a group practice with other psychologists or other health professionals.
Larger organisations may employ psychologists in human resource management positions. Recruitment for these positions is often through commercial employment agencies. Psychologists may operate independently in a consulting capacity. The Society hosts a website with information specifically for I/O psychologists
Community and Voluntary Sector
Some psychologists work for community and voluntary welfare organisations
Continuing professional development
Under section 40 of the HPCA Act, the Psychologists Board requires psychologists to declare compliance with the Board's continuing competence programme. Click for more information.