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Course accreditation

Accreditation of counselling and psychotherapy education programs

PACFA has established a course accreditation program to support high standards in counselling and psychotherapy education and to help students choose quality training courses for their counselling or psychotherapy training.

Training providers and educational institutions can apply to have counselling and psychotherapy education programs assessed and accredited by PACFA.  The accreditation process involves rigorous, independent assessment of counselling and psychotherapy training programs and leads to the designation of ‘PACFA Accredited Course’.

For information on how to apply, see the Apply for Course Accreditation page.

PACFA receives many enquiries from prospective students who are looking for an official endorsement that will enable them to select a counselling or psychotherapy course with confidence.  By selecting a PACFA-accredited course, students can be assured of the quality of the course and that it will be recognised by the profession.  Graduates of PACFA-accredited programs are automatically eligible for PACFA membership and registration.

For a list of counselling and psychotherapy programs accredited by PACFA, go to the PACFA Accredited Courses page.

Accreditation of Specialist courses

In 2018, PACFA developed a new accreditation option for specialist courses in counselling or psychotherapy.

Training providers and educational institutions can apply to have specialist course in counselling or psychotherapy assessed and accredited by PACFA.  The accreditation process involves rigorous, independent assessment of specialist courses and leads to the designation of ‘PACFA Accredited Specialist Course’.

For information on how to apply, see the Apply for Course Accreditation page.