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Accredited Courses

PACFA accredits training programs in counselling and psychotherapy to ensure a high standard of training in accordance with the PACFA Training Standards. Accredited courses have been assessed as meeting the requirements for a comprehensive training that prepares students to practice professionally as a counsellor or psychotherapist.

Currently the following courses have been accredited with PACFA:

Course provider Accreditation expiry date
Australian Association of Buddhist Counsellors and Psychotherapists
– Professional Training in Buddhism and Psychotherapy
13/12/2017
Australian College of Applied Psychology
– Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy
– Bachelor of Counselling
– Bachelor of Counselling (Coaching)
– Graduate Diploma of Counselling              

17/12/2020
17/12/2020
17/12/2020
17/12/2020
Australian Institute of Family Counselling
– Institute Approved Articulation Course in Counselling and Psychotherapy

14/12/2020
Australia New Zealand Process Oriented Psychology
– Professional Training Program in Process Oriented Counselling and Facilitation
13/03/2021
Cairnmillar Institute
– Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy

23/12/2016
Charles Sturt University
– Master of Pastoral Counselling (Clinical)

21/04/2023
Christian Heritage College
– Master of Counselling
– Bachelor of Social Science (Counselling)

19/12/2018
19/12/2018
Edith Cowan University
– Master Counselling and Psychotherapy (Joondalup)

30/06/2023
Excelsia College
– Master of Counselling

12/11/2022
Gestalt Therapy Australia
– Advanced Clinical Training in Relational Gestalt Psychotherapy 

19/05/2019
Gestalt Therapy Brisbane
– Master of Gestalt Therapy

17/02/2021
Gestalt Therapy Sydney
– Master of Gestalt Therapy
17/02/2019
Think: Colleges Pty. Ltd trading as Jansen Newman Institute
– Master of Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy
– Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling)

01/12/2019
01/12/2019
Metavision Institute
Professional Training Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy – Post Graduate
– Professional Training Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy – Under Graduate

14/07/2021
14/07/2021
Monash University
 Master of Counselling (Clayton Campus)
– Master of Counselling (Singapore and Hong Kong)
31/12/2021
31/12/2021
Morling College
 Master of Counselling
16/11/2022
Murdoch University
– Master of Counselling

29/11/2020
Pathways Psychology
– Three year training course in Process Psychology and Psychotherapy
26/03/2017
Queensland University of Technology
– Master of Counselling

17/08/2022
Tabor College Adelaide 
– Masters of Counselling Practice 
01/05/2022
The International Dance Therapy Institute of Australia
– Advanced Clinical Training in Dance and Movement Therapy
30/06/2017
University of Adelaide
– Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Clinical Practice Pathway)

02/09/2018
University of Canberra– Graduate Diploma in Counselling 18/01/2021
University of Notre Dame Australia
– Master of Counselling (Fremantle & Sydney)
– Bachelor of Counselling (Fremantle)

30/06/2023
30/06/2023
Western Sydney University 
– Graduate Diploma in Counselling

31/03/2019
University of Queensland 
– Master of Counselling

18/03/2018
University of Southern Queensland
– Bachelor of Human Services (Counselling)

22/02/2017
University of Sunshine Coast
– Master of Counselling
– Bachelor of Counselling

24/09/2017
24/09/2017
University of Tasmania
– Master of Counselling

31/10/2016

 

Courses in Teach-out

PACFA is advised that the following courses are no longer accepting new enrolments and continue to be taught-out to existing students – contact the provider for further details.

Course provider Accreditation expiry date
Australian Institute of Family Counselling
– Graduate Certificate in Counselling and Family Therapy (Christian) 30/03/2017
Curtin University  
– Master of Counselling – Health Sciences 20/11/2016
Terrigal Institute  
– Advanced Clinical Training in Gestalt Therapy 17/10/2015
University of New England  
– Master of Clinical Counselling 23/12/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discontinued courses

Course provider Discontinued 
Bond University
– Post Graduate Diploma of Counselling
– Bachelor of Counselling
2014

Non-Accredited Courses

There are training courses in Australia that would meet the PACFA Training Standards but which have not yet sought PACFA accreditation or that are currently in the process of being accredited. Students and prospective students should review the PACFA Training Standards to determine whether a non-accredited program is likely to meet the standards. It is also recommended that you consult the training institute or relevant Member Association for advice about professional recognition of PACFA Training Standards to determine whether a non-accredited program is likely to meet the standards. It is also recommended that you consult the training institute or relevant Member Association for advice about professional recognition of the any course that is non-accredited. For further information about PACFA Course Accreditation, go to the Course Accreditation page.