The Psychology Reference System website will be shutting down permanently on the 31st of July this year. As such, we are no longer taking new registrations. For those who have an active subscription you will be able to share your references until the 31st of July. We farewell and thank all the education providers, prospective students and referees who have used this system for several years now. Please note that a new national Reference Request System will shortly be put in place by HODSPA from 01 August, 2023 for 2024 intake into our various postgraduate psychology programs Australia-wide. Details on the new referencing system will be communicated via Higher Education Provider websites shortly as part of their 2024 intake.
We appreciate your ongoing support as HODSPA transitions to a new national referencing system from 01 August this year.
Prof Lorelle Burton (HODSPA Chair; Email firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Reference Request System allows applicants for Australian post-graduate programs in Psychology to apply for a reference from academic and/or professional referees in three simple steps:
This system gives control and visibility over to you to track whether your reference has been completed by your referee. Once they have submitted your reference, you will receive a notification and you can then share this with the institution(s) that you hope to study with. Note that the reference is confidential, therefore you will not be able to view the content of the reference.
Register if you are a new student, or login if you already have an account.
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Referees complete a single reference for each student online. Referees will receive a secure link via email to create an account once they have been nominated by a student.
School or course administrators will be provided with a login. They will be able to view and download references that have been shared with their institution.
This referencing system is administered by the Heads of Departments and Schools of Psychology Australia (HODSPA). It has been implemented to reduce the burden on academics and students who have previously had to organise multiple referees reports when applying to multiple courses. It is a not-for-profit enterprise, and the fees charged are used to support the costs associated with maintaining the system
Please note: The new system will migrate all existing user details, but will not include reference reports submitted prior to the 1st of August each year. School Administrators can contact email@example.com regarding these references. To be able to use the system, you will need to have an active membership which commences on the 1st of August each year and continues for 12 months. The cost of this membership is $25.00 and can be paid through the “My account” section in the payment tab. All memberships expire on July 31st of each year. Please ensure you renew this membership if you wish to use the system. After buying or renewing your subscription, you can request for a reference through the "My references" section.Contact Us