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Information for customers
Centrelink provides specialist assessments to help
Job Capacity Assessors clarify medical or psychological
conditions and identify referral options. A psychological
assessment is one type of specialist assessment that
may be requested by your Job Capacity Assessment
Provider to help clarify your condition and any impact that
it has on your work capacity.
What is a psychological assessment?
A psychological assessment is a comprehensive
assessment that considers your psychological health
and your ability to perform work-related tasks.
The report from this assessment provides the Job
Capacity Assessor with recommendations, which may
assist in identifying referral options for you. Centrelink
provides two types of psychological assessments:
• Screening of mental health status: this helps clarify
which (if any) psychological conditions impact on your
daily functioning. Conditions considered include those
related to mood, health, trauma, substance use and
other clinical conditions.
• Assessment of cognitive functioning: this helps clarify
the factors that affect cognitive functioning and may
include specifi c assessments related to memory
diffi culties, specifi c learning disorders, acquired brain
injuries and intellectual disability.
Important information to know prior
to your assessment
• The assessment may take up to two hours, or the
Centrelink Psychologist may ask you to return for a
second appointment on another day.
• The Centrelink Psychologist will seek your consent
prior to commencing the appointment. You have the
right to leave the assessment at any time.
• If you are not comfortable at any time during
the assessment, please let the Centrelink
• Please bring with you any aids that may be important
for you, for example reading glasses or hearing aid.
• When you arrive at the Centrelink Customer Service