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’.

For information on how to gain PACFA Accredited status, see the Apply for Course Accreditation page.

Course provider

Accreditation expiry date

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


30/09/2021
10/02/2027
10/02/2027
30/09/2021
10/02/2027

Australian Institute of Family Counselling
– Institute Approved Articulation Course in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Integrated Psychotherapy – Spiritual) –course is in teach-out

14/12/2021

Australia New Zealand Process Oriented Psychology
– Professional Training Program in Process Oriented Counselling and Facilitation


13/09/2021

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


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(in teach-out)
– Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling)

10/12/2022
30/06/2021

Metavision Institute
– Professional Training Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy– Post Graduate (course is currently in teach-out)
– Professional Training Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy – Under Graduate (course is currently in teach-out)

30/04/2022

30/04/2022

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


31/12/2021
31/12/2021
31/12/2023

Morling College
– Master of Counselling

16/11/2022

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


01/05/2022

The Relational Institute Australia
–Advanced Clinical Training of Contemporary Gestalt Therapy


30/06/2022

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


01/08/2026

University of Canberra
– Graduate Diploma in Counselling 
   
– Master of Counselling

31/12/2021
27/04/2026

University of Divinity (Stirling College) Mulgrave campus
– Master of Counselling


09/10/2022

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

30/06/2023
30/06/2023

Uniting Institute of Education
– Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling


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


19/04/2022

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

06/11/2024
06/11/2024