Work with us

PACFA is an equal opportunity employer that offers attractive salary packaging benefits to all permanent staff.  The office in Fitzroy North can be reached easily by public transport and the capital city bike trail runs right outside the office.

There are also opportunities for volunteers and Consultants to work with PACFA.

Current employment opportunities

Head of Accreditation 

The Head of Accreditation will lead the work of PACFA volunteers and staff to deliver PACFA’s course accreditation services and the implementation of a continuous improvement culture. This position reports to the CEO, provides reports to the Board and attends Board meetings. The position is supported by a part-time Accreditation Co-ordinator. The role is two days per week on a two-year contract, commencing early 2023.

If you are interested in the role, please see the advertisement with position description and apply via Seek by 8 January 2023.

Head of Accreditation Position Description

Practice and Policy Manager


Reporting to the CEO, the position will be responsible for managing the Practice team who accredit courses, plan and coordinate PD and manage PACFA’s complaints process.

Other responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Lead policy and practice activities for this member organisation to ensure high quality member and stakeholder information
  • Drive continued adoption of high quality accreditation and registration standards to ensure NASRHP membership
  • Liaise with key PACFA committees to support and progress work in line with strategic priorities.
  • Support the Ethics committee and advise on process improvements
  • Draft new and updated documents to support the achievement of standards
  • Oversee the development of an annual plan for professional development activities
  • Manage update of endorsement and accreditation policies and processes.
  • Advise the CEO on counselling and psychotherapy in relation to contemporary and emerging practice and policy.
  • Advise the CEO on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Indigenous Healing Practices (in collaboration with the project officer) as required.
  • Support the Membership Manager with registrations as required.
  • Reporting on practice and accreditation matters to the Board.
  • Support to the CEO on special projects as required.


Please see further details about the role and apply via Seek by 8 January, 2023.


Current Volunteer Opportunities

Become a member of an Accreditation Panel

Participating in the PACFA accreditation process is an excellent way to contribute to the high quality of counselling and psychotherapy training, through discussion of standards, workforce development and confidential assessment.

If successful, you will be matched with an experienced Panellist to help you assess academic pedagogy and implementation. Participation is also a very well-regarded opportunity to build academic experience. Participating in accreditation panels involves a half or full day per panel currently operating via zoom. To take advantage of this opportunities you will need to be a PACFA member, and complete the EOI, selecting the option ‘joining a pool of members to assist on Accreditation Panels’. For further information please contact [email protected].

Chair of Research Committee

Are you looking for a way to contribute to the counselling and psychotherapy profession and enhance your own career as a practitioner or academic? 

The Research Committee is responsible for:  
- disseminating information to the profession about evidence informed practices  
- facilitating and commissioning high quality, original research into the processes and outcomes of counselling and psychotherapy.  

The Research Committee Chair is a member of the PACFA Board. Being a committee member involves regular meetings (usually held monthly online), as well as being contactable via email or phone. 
Express interest in joining the Research Committee.

We are also accepting applications for other PACFA committees.  

You are welcome to express interest in joining more than one committee, however can only participate in one. We appoint to the committee that best suits the member’s skills and PACFA’s aims. 
Express interest in the Professional Standards Committee  
Express interest in the Education Program Accreditation Committee  
Express interest in the Ethics Committee