Professional Training

Course Accreditation

PACFA accredits training programs in counselling and psychotherapy to ensure high standards of training for counsellors and Psychotherapist.  Accredited courses have been assessed as meeting the requirements for a comprehensive training that prepares students to practice professionally as counsellors or psychotherapists.

For details see the Course accreditation page.

For a complete list of counselling and psychotherapy courses that have been accredited by PACFA, see the Accredited Courses page.

Study & Careers

PACFA provides information for prospective students to help them make informed decisions about counselling and psychotherapy training options and to consider future careers in the counselling and psychotherapy field.

For details see the Study & Careers page.

Continuing Professional Development

PACFA runs quality Continuing Professional Development activities for counsellors and psychotherapists and other practitioners from related fields.  PACFA currently runs two short courses. Both are essential topics for effective practice.

Online Mental Health Course
An 8 hour online course aimed at building mental health competencies, delivered in partnership with the University of Canberra.

Practical Ethics for Counsellors and Psychotherapists
A 6 hour course aimed at developing practical skills to work with ethical issues in practice, delivered in partnership with the Cairnmillar Institute. The course is available as a face-to-face workshop and as an online course.

PACFA hosts a major conference every two years. PACFA’s next Conference will be a joint conference with CCAA, SCAPE and APECA taking place in Melbourne from 9 to 11 September 2016. For information go to the Conferences page.