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Updated Course Accreditation package launched

PACFA recently launched a package of updated materials to provide clear guidance to training providers applying to PACFA for accreditation of psychotherapy or counselling courses.

All documents can be downloaded by clicking on the links below.

Course Accreditation and Application Guidelines

  • Updated to provide clear instructions to training providers on how to prepare an application for accreditation
  • The application process is the same for initial accreditations and re-accreditation
  • Accreditation is normally for 5 years but may be extended to 7 years on request to align with TEQSA accreditation timeframes

Process for Reviewing Courses in Psychotherapy and Counselling

  • Updated to improve transparency around how psychotherapy and counselling courses are reviewed by PACFA during the accreditation or re-accreditation process
  • Includes information on the different outcomes how training providers can appeal

PACFA Accreditation Application Form

  • Updated to make the form easier to use
  • Includes changes to the application fee, from 1 January 2015, which is: $2,750 for 5 years’ accreditation or $3,850 for 7 years.

Thank you to the Education Program Accreditation Committee and Chair for all their work on these documents.

Training providers interested in applying to PACFA for accreditation of a psychotherapy or counselling program should contact the PACFA Office if you have any queries about the application process.