Accredited 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 studies.

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’.

Each training provider accredited with PACFA has the opportunity to nominate one outstanding graduating student per year.

If you are an Education Provider seeking further information on how to gain PACFA Accreditation for your course, please see the Apply for Course Accreditation page, or email [email protected].

If you are a current or prospective student, please email [email protected] 

Course provider

Accreditation expiry 

Australian College of Applied Professions
A. Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy
B. Bachelor of Counselling
C. Bachelor of Counselling (Coaching)
D. Graduate Diploma of Counselling
E. Bachelor of Psychological Science and Counselling

30/09/2026 - A
10/02/2027 - B, C, E
30/09/2026 - D

Avondale University
A. Bachelor of Arts (Counselling Specialisation)
B. Graduate Diploma of Counselling

06/12/2026 - A, B 

Cairnmillar Institute
– Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy


Charles Sturt University
– Master of Pastoral Counselling (Clinical)


Christian Heritage College
A. Master of Counselling
B. Bachelor of Counselling

10/06/2024 - A, B

Edith Cowan University
– Master Counselling and Psychotherapy (Joondalup)

A reaccreditation application is under review 


Excelsia College
– Master of Counselling


Flinders University
– Master of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (coursework)*

*This course is in teach out; no new students are being accepted into the MCBT. An accreditation application for the Master of Counselling (Behavioural Health) is under review 


Gestalt Therapy Brisbane
– Master of Gestalt Therapy


Griffith University
– Bachelor of Counselling (Gold Coast & Mt Gravatt)


Metavision Institute 
– Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Holistic Practice) 


Monash University

A. Master of Counselling* (On-campus Clayton, off-campus Clayton, off-shore mode Singapore)
B. Master of Professional Counselling (Malaysia)

*An accreditation application for the new MOC is under review 

31/12/2023 - A, B

Morling College
– Master of Counselling


Murdoch University
– Master of Counselling


Pathways Psychology Institute
– Graduate Diploma of Trauma-Informed Processwork Psychotherapy


University of Adelaide
– Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Clinical Practice Pathway)


University of Canberra*
A. Graduate Diploma of Counselling (On-campus)
B. Master of Counselling (On-campus) 

*As of February 2021, UOC advised PACFA the face-to-face delivery of these courses are in teach-out; no new students are being accepted into the on-campus courses. As of January 2022, both courses are available in online/distance education format. The online courses are not PACFA accredited. You can review membership eligibility requirements here.

27/04/2026 - A, B


University of Notre Dame Australia
– Master of Counselling (Fremantle & Sydney)
– Bachelor of Counselling (Fremantle)


Western Sydney University
A. Graduate Diploma in Counselling
B. Master of Psychotherapy and Counselling

1/06/2026 - A, B

University of Queensland
– Master of Counselling


University of Southern Queensland
– Master of Counselling 


University of Sunshine Coast
A. Master of Counselling
B. Bachelor of Counselling (Sippy Downs and Moreton Bay campuses)              
C. Bachelor of Counselling/Bachelor of Human Services 
D. Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology)/Bachelor of Counselling 

 06/11/2024 - A, B

10/01/2028 - C, D