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PACFA is an equal opportunity employer that offers attractive salary packaging benefits to all permanent staff.  The office in Carlton can be easily reached by public transport.

There are also opportunities for volunteers and Consultants to work with PACFA.

Current Employment Opportunities

There is currently one opportunity to join PACFA's team. This is:

Senior Education Projects Officer, Accreditation (full-time, ongoing, hybrid working arrangements available)

One of PACFA’s core business functions is education, training and accreditation, and development and delivery of timely and high-quality accreditation services associated with that function. Additionally, the Education team, supported by this role, manages projects related to the requirements of PACFA’s membership with AHPA and NASRHP, as well as broader initiatives in the counselling, Indigenous healing practices and psychotherapy education landscape.

As the Senior Education Project Officer, Accreditation, you will coordinate the effective development of accreditation, monitoring, reviewing and reporting of accreditation activities. Reporting directly to the Head of Education, you will play a crucial role in providing high-level administrative and secretariat support to the Head of Education, the Accreditation Committee and Accreditation Assessment Teams.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • coordinating and attending site visits and monitoring the development and implementation of accreditation standards, policies and processes,
  • acting as the key liaison for accreditation related queries, liaising with education providers, assessors and other key stakeholders,
  • managing the preparation of agendas, minutes and reports for accreditation committees and teams, and
  • working collaboratively to continuously improve our processes and systems and reviewing and developing accreditation standards, policies, procedures and guidelines.

About you

 You are a highly organised professional with effective planning, data management and administration skills with the ability to prioritise competing tasks to ensure all work is completed to a high standard by set deadlines. You will utilise your superior problem solving, analytical and judgement skills when required to work independently. Your exceptional interpersonal skills and proactive approach allows you to work effectively with a variety of stakeholders, including senior academics, committee members and other professional regulatory bodies.

You have:

  • excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong stakeholder management skills and expertise to handle complex and confidential matters,an analytical mind with the ability to synthesise information into considered reports and recommendations,
  • strong understanding of higher education accreditation policy and processes and/or the application of education or regulatory standards,
  • proven outstanding organisational and time management skills, including attention to detail and the ability to manage competing deadlines, and
  •  demonstrated significant experience in developing and drafting agendas, minutes, briefings, committee reports and a range of policy and guidance documents.

It would be beneficial, though not essential, if you also have:

  • experience in professional regulation, education or health sectors,
  • understanding of the tertiary education sector and/or professional education, or 
  • a relevant tertiary qualification.

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application via Seek including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria found in the Position Description. Please email Olivia at [email protected] to request a copy of the Position Description, including the selection criteria. 
Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered. 

Please note that shortlisting will commence immediately with applications closing at close of business hours on Tuesday 30 April 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Why join PACFA?
Join our friendly and collegiate team where your work directly impacts the quality and safety of psychotherapy and counselling practices across Australia. We offer:

  •  a supportive and inclusive workplace,
  •  competitive salary and conditions,
  •  opportunities for training and development, and
  •  flexibility in work arrangements.


Current Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities are available to interested Certified Practising or Registered Clinical members in the areas of:

  • Accreditation Standards

  • Supervision

  • Research

  • Counselling

  • Older People 

  • State Leadership Groups

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Practices (Affiliate members are also encouraged to apply)

  • Relationship Counselling

To express interest in any of the above areas, please email [email protected], specifying the area/s in which you are interested, as well as a recent CV. Applications will be forwarded to the relevant Committee Chair/Convenor.

We look forward to your interest and participation in PACFA’s continued advancements in the spaces of counselling, psychotherapy and Indigenous Healing Practices.

We are also accepting applications for other PACFA committees.  

You are welcome to express interest in joining more than one committee, however can only participate in one. We appoint to the committee that best suits the member’s skills and PACFA’s aims. 
Express interest in the Professional Standards Committee  
Express interest in the Ethics Committee 

Volunteers are vital to the strength of PACFA and are an important part of the organisation’s success. Whether it be serving on a board, committee, interest group, college, branch, or any other PACFA endeavour, the time and effort of volunteers is deeply valued. Volunteering is a powerful way to make a real difference, and PACFA benefits so much from the diversity of voices in our volunteer body.

As a new initiative, PACFA is excited to announce that all eligible PACFA leadership volunteers can receive complimentary access to PACFA community online CPD events as of 1 July 2023. This is being implemented in order to support the maintenance and advancement of leadership volunteers’ professional skills and knowledge, and to recognise their ongoing dedication to PACFA. For more information on this, please click here.