National Awards Scheme

PACFA’s National Awards Scheme was established in order to recognise the outstanding academic achievements of counselling and psychotherapy graduates in Australia.

The PACFA Outstanding Graduate Prize is awarded to the most outstanding student graduating from a PACFA-accredited counselling or psychotherapy program.

One winner is selected by each institution that is accredited by PACFA.

The Outstanding Graduate Prize provides the winner with:

  • Free one-year Provisional membership with PACFA (valued at $406)*
  • An official award certificate

PACFA will endeavour to send a representative to any ceremony held to present the prize, however due to COVID19 restrictions, in some states and territories this may not be possible.

*Winners will be required to complete an application for Provisional membership before redeeming their prize.

How to participate in the PACFA Awards Scheme

One outstanding graduate award winner may be selected by the participating institution based on the overall academic and practical performance of the graduate.

There is no cost to the institution to participate in the PACFA National Awards Scheme. Institutions may wish to offer additional prizes to the selected winner at their own cost (such as a cash prize or training opportunities). They may also offer an additional prize (at their own cost) if there is more than one graduate considered deserving of a prize.

Institutions are requested to nominate their outstanding graduate to the PACFA Office before Monday 13 December 2021 by filling in this form.

Contact [email protected] if you have any queries regarding the awards scheme.

Download PACFA National Awards Scheme 2020