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

Please note that PACFA Accreditation only applies to courses.

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

01/03/2023 - A, B

Cairnmillar Institute
– Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy


23/12/2023

Charles Sturt University
– Master of Pastoral Counselling (Clinical)


21/04/2023

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

10/06/2024 - A, B

Edith Cowan University
– Master Counselling and Psychotherapy (Joondalup)


30/06/2023

Excelsia College
– Master of Counselling


07/12/2027

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 will be submitted for the new course

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

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

15/12/2027

Monash University

A. Master of Counselling* (Off-shore mode – Kaplan Institute - Singapore)
B. Master of Professional Counselling (Malaysia)

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

31/12/2023 - A, B

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

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


01/08/2026

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

*UNI of Canberra has advised PACFA both face-to-face courses are in teach-out; no new students are being accepted into the on-campus course 

27/04/2026 - A, B

 

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

30/12/2023
30/12/2023

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


18/03/2025

University of Southern Queensland
– Master of Counselling 

11/01/2028

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