For Student Applicants
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.
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.
For School Administrators
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.