SIOPA represents the profession of Australian Industrial/Organisational (I/O) Psychology and I/O Psychology practitioners at all career stages on matters that affect the profession. SIOPA advocates for the profession by lobbying regulatory and standards authorities such as, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (‘AHPRA’), Psychology Board of Australia (‘PsyBA’) and Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (‘APAC’). SIOPA comments on draft or amended guidelines and standards open for public consultation.
SIOPA’s contributions enable better planned and more informed policies, projects and services in industry and organisations.
The most pressing challenges facing the I/O Psychology profession is obtaining endorsement and formal supervision. Notwithstanding these challenges, our focus also remains firmly on engaging the I/O Psychology community and bringing a sense of collaboration and unity to our profession.