Accredited Courses

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 a Training Provider or external stakeholder seeking further information on how to gain PACFA Accredited status, see the Apply for Course Accreditation page, or email [email protected]

Course provider

Accreditation expiry date

Australian College of Applied Professions
– Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy
– Bachelor of Counselling
– Bachelor of Counselling (Coaching)
– Graduate Diploma of Counselling
– Bachelor of Psychological Science and Counselling


30/09/2026
10/02/2027
10/02/2027
30/09/2026
10/02/2027

Avondale University
– 
Bachelor of Arts (Counselling Specialisation)
– Graduate Diploma of Counselling

01/03/2023
01/03/2023

Cairnmillar Institute
– Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy


23/12/2023

Charles Sturt University
–Master of Pastoral Counselling (Clinical)


21/04/2023

Christian Heritage College
– Master of Counselling
– Bachelor of Counselling

10/06/2024
10/06/2024

Edith Cowan University
– Master Counselling and Psychotherapy (Joondalup)


30/06/2023

Excelsia College
– Master of Counselling*

* A re-accreditation application for this course is under review 


12/11/2022

Flinders University
– Master of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (coursework)

31/07/2027

Gestalt Therapy Brisbane
– Master of Gestalt Therapy

1/05/2024

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


23/10/2024

Think: Colleges Pty. Ltd trading as Jansen Newman Institute*
– Master of Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy
*This course is i
n teach-out; no new students are being accepted

10/12/2022

Monash University
– Master of Counselling - On-campus & Off-campus (Clayton)
– Master of Counselling* (Off-shore mode – Kaplan Institute - Singapore)
– Master of Professional Counselling (Malaysia)

*This course is in teach-out; no new students are being accepted 

31/12/2022
31/12/2023

21/12/2023

Morling College
– Master of Counselling

16/05/2023

Murdoch University
– Master of Counselling

29/05/2026

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

04/11/2024

Tabor College – Adelaide and Perth
– Masters of Counselling Practice*

*This course is in teach-out; no new students are being accepted

12/12/2022

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


01/08/2026

University of Canberra
– Graduate Diploma of Counselling (On-campus)
–  Master of Counselling (On-campus) 

27/04/2026

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

30/12/2023
30/12/2023

Uniting Institute of Education
– Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling*

*This course is in teach-out; no new students are being accepted

1/01/2023

Western Sydney University
– Graduate Diploma in Counselling
– Master of Psychotherapy and Counselling


1/06/2026
1/06/2026

University of Queensland
– Master of Counselling


18/03/2025

University of Southern Queensland
– Master of Counselling*

* A re-accreditation application for this course is under review 

30/09/2022

University of Sunshine Coast
– Master of Counselling
– Bachelor of Counselling (Sippy Downs and Moreton Bay campuses)

06/11/2024
06/11/2024