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5 + 1 Program

Our vision is to build an emotionally resilient world, through educating a world class workforce of mental health clinicians

About the 5 + 1 Program

We employ and train Provisional Psychologists who are completing their sixth-year training to attain full registration as a Psychologist. As a pioneer in digital mental health training, MindSpot provides significant development opportunities and a highly supportive environment to develop clinical knowledge, skills and experience. All of our training is valuable for aspiring clinicians planning a career in both digital or face-to-face clinical services, equipping you to work with a wide range of presentations.

MindSpot is one of the most welcoming places I have experienced. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there.

You will receive:

    • Full-time salaried employment
    • Supervision and training at no cost to you
    • CPD opportunities to meet the requirements of your program

As part of your role you will conduct:

    • Clinical assessments
    • Provide referrals
    • Treat patients from across Australia

About you

Our program is ideally suited to graduates completing their 5th year of a Masters of Professional Psychology. You will have some placement experience during your studies where you used micro counselling skills, and theoretical knowledge of CBT; or are new to delivering CBT and wish to improve your clinical confidence and competence.

Why work with us?

MindSpot is located on the Macquarie University’s park-like campus in the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct. Macquarie University brings together more than 40,000 students and 3000 staff in one thriving hub of discovery.More than AU$1 billion has recently been invested in our facilities and infrastructure so our students and staff can thrive in an environment that is inspiring and switched on to the latest digital technologies. Macquarie University is just minutes away from Macquarie University Train Station and Macquarie Shopping Centre.
In 2020, MindSpot opened a new clinic based at Northbridge in Perth. The clinic is set to serve our WA consumers and link in with both our MindSpot and PORTS services. We will be offering MindSpot Academy training in Perth, in the near future.
MindSpot is committed to providing staff with a safe environment in which to work and offers the option to work remotely.

Staff benefits

Range of salary sacrifice options, including rent, mortgage and car leasing via Maxxia.
Direct debit, no minimum term, salary sacrifice, free locker hire, access to social sport options, group fitness classes and swimming pools.
Two child care centres on campus, competitive rates, priority given to University staff including MindSpot and PORTS staff.
Full access to the University library including research databases

Staff wellbeing

9% discount on private health insurance.
Employee Assistance Program free online counselling service for staff and immediate family. Support available for career planning, financial planning as well other areas.
Free flu shots available to all staff on a yearly basis.


Yes. Responsibilities of the role allows you to meet all the hour requirements and competencies required for General Registration. Some people question whether carrying out psychological work online and over the phone is considered psychological practice by the Psychology Board. The role as been acknowledged to be 100% psychological in nature for all of our past interns. You don’t need to worry about finding a secondary employment, external supervision or training.
We believe that you should focus on developing your knowledge, skills and abilities during your program rather than worrying about other issues related to your internship. We think that having a stable and paid employment with a structured, supportive practice environment that meets all the Psychology Board requirements meets this goal. We hope that this program will support you to become good Psychologists who will create a positive influence to society.
Our board-approved supervisors are senior psychologists who also hold various clinical and research roles at MindSpot.

How do I apply?

Entry to the registration learning pathway is dependent on gaining employment with MindSpot. Our capacity to provide supervision and training is limited so this is a competitive process based on merit.
Please check our current job vacancies here

Want to know more?

For all enquiries, please feel free to contact: The MindSpot Academy