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Accredited Counselling Courses

To ensure we deliver the most up-to-date material, we regularly accredit our courses with relevant governing industry bodies.

Course accreditation is an ongoing process that occurs throughout the year. This process allows for quality checks and assurances and provides certainty to students that our courses are industry-relevant and meet training standards.

COURSE TITLE ACA PACFA OTHER
Bachelor of Counselling Currently accredited. Re-accreditation due 01/01/2023 Currently accredited. Re-accreditation due 10/02/2027 Minor units in Coaching accredited with International Coaching FederationRe-accreditation due 31/07/2023 
Bachelor of Psychological Science and Counselling  
Currently accredited. Re-accreditation due 10/02/2027  
Graduate Diploma of Counselling   Currently accredited. Re-accreditation due 10/02/2027  
Graduate Certificate in Career Development Practice     Endorsement from Career Industry Council of Australia. Endorsement renewal due September 2023 
Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy    Currently accredited. Re-accreditation due 10/02/2027  


Australian Counselling Association (ACA)

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ACA is a national peak body and professional association of counsellors and psychotherapists with over 7,000 individual members. Their main objectives are to monitor, maintain, set and improve professional standards in counsellor education and practice.

The volunteering component of the Bachelor of Counselling (including Coaching Minor) is a mandatory component of the course for all students starting their studies T1 2020 onwards and optional for students in the 2nd and 3rd year. Upon graduation, when applying for ACA membership, students will need to inform ACA that they have yet to complete these voluntary hours. If the Service-Learning Unit is not studied, an additional 50 hours is required bringing the total of voluntary hours to 140.

Student membership with ACA (read more here) is an important pathway to demonstrate affiliation and engagement within the industry. The video below highlights the benefits of membership with ACA.

Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA)

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PACFA is a national peak body and professional association of psychotherapists and counsellors. Their primary goals are to formulate, monitor and review standards of training and education.

ACAP has been working with accreditation bodies, such as PACFA, to highlight the value of Counselling and Coaching careers. This initiative demonstrates our commitment to developing highly skilled professional counsellors and coaches who are career-ready and fit to practice ethically. The video below highlights the benefits of PACFA membership.

 

Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA)

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CICA is the national peak body for the Career Industry in Australia. Its establishment in 2000 was a world first and it continues to be a leader in the field. It is a focal point for government and other stakeholders concerned for and interested in promoting quality career development services in Australia.

The Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA) has endorsed the Graduate Certificate of Career Development Practice as meeting the Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners.