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Professional Standards Committee

From 2014, PACFA is trialling a new Professional Standards Committee which combines the Training Standards Committee and the Register Committee.  This is consistent with the development of PACFA and the recognition that there are significant overlaps between Training Standards and the Register and the need to improve the effectiveness of these committees.

The Professional Standards Committee will provide strategic oversight of all activities relating to the PACFA’s Training Standards and the PACFA National Register.

Download the Professional Standards Committee – Terms of Reference

a-prof-denis-oharaCommittee Chair: Professor Denis O’Hara
PhD, MA Ed, Grad Dip Couns Stud, BA Ed, Dip Teaching

Prof. O’Hara has taught in the higher education sector since 1993 in the fields of education, counselling, and psychology. He has extensive experience in undergraduate and postgraduate course development in Australia and overseas. In addition his academic work, Prof. O’Hara has maintained a private counselling and psychotherapy practice for many years.

Committee members

Dr Ebi Cocodia
Dr Jelena Želeskov Đorić
Patricia Bradley
Toni Neil
Dr Kate Briggs
Nathan Beel (on leave)

For enquiries about the Professional Standards Committee, please contact the Chair.