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Accreditation fees

2018 Fee Restructure

Accreditation of a counselling or psychotherapy training program

There is a two-stage fee structure when applying for PACFA accreditation. There is a non-refundable application fee and an accreditation fee which covers accreditation for either 5 or 7 years for each location where the course is delivered. Applicants are required to pay any travel costs that are incurred to undertake site visits. PACFA aims to reduce travel costs for applicants by appointing local panellists, whenever possible, to undertake the site visits.

Fee Schedule effective from 1 July 2018

One course location Fee (inc GST)
Application fee $1,400
Accreditation for 5 years $1,500
Accreditation for 7 years $2,100
Travel for site visit At cost
TOTAL $2,900 / $3,500
Additional course location Fee (inc GST)
Accreditation for 5 years $1,000
Accreditation for 7 years $1,400
Travel for site visit (if required) At cost
TOTAL $1,000 / $1,400

Accreditation of a specialist training program

There is a two-stage fee structure when applying for PACFA accreditation of a specialist training program. There is a non-refundable application fee and an accreditation fee which covers accreditation for 5 years for each location where the course is delivered. Applicants are required to pay any travel costs that are incurred to undertake site visits. PACFA aims to reduce travel costs for applicants by appointing local panellists, whenever possible, to undertake the site visits. Small programs with less than 15 students at first year intake are eligible for the discounted fees.

One course location Fee (inc GST)
< 15 students
Fee (inc GST)
> 15 students
Application fee $500 $1,000
Accreditation for 5 years $1,000 $1,500
Accreditation for 7 years $1,400 $2,100
Travel for site visit At cost At cost
TOTAL $1,500/$1,700 $3,000/$3,400
Additional course location Fee (inc GST)
< 15 students
Fee (inc GST)
> 15 students
Accreditation for 5 years $600 $1,200
Travel for site visit (if required) At cost At cost
TOTAL $600 $1,200

Fees for Extension or Changes of Accredited Courses

Course Extension: 

The administration fee for course extensions is $220.00 (inc. gst). Fees for extensions to existing accreditation are calculated on a pro-rata basis on current rates.

Course Change: 

The administration fee for changes to the course is $220.00 (inc. gst). There may be additional fees for work undertaken to assess that the course meets PACFA accreditation.

To apply for an extension or change to an accredited course please complete the application form 

Withdrawal of application and refunds

The application fee is not refundable after 14 days of receipt of payment. Where a request for a refund is received within 14 days together with a request to withdraw the application, a 20% administration fee is payable. Applicants will be invoiced for accreditation fees once accreditation has been approved.

How to pay

Full payment of the application fee must accompany the relevant application form. Assessment of an application will not commence until payment is received by PACFA. Please contact the EPAC Administrator to ask for an Invoice prior to submitting the application.

EPAC Administrator
Luise Tartaglia
Phone: 03 9486 3077 or click here to email
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