Government & Professional Accreditation
Higher Education Accreditation
Gestalt Therapy Brisbane has been reaccredited to deliver the Graduate Certificate in Gestalt Therapy and the Master of Gestalt Therapy by TEQSA (Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency) for an additional period of 7 years as at March 2014.
Higher Education accreditation was granted to GTB in 2008 by the Office of Higher Education, Queensland Education Department for a period of 5 years. In January 2012 this accreditation was transferred to the national body, TEQSA (Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency).
The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) is Australia’s regulatory and quality agency for higher education. TEQSA’s primary aim is to ensure that students receive a high quality education at any Australian higher education provider. To find out more about TEQSA follow the link http://www.teqsa.gov.au/
Students can check out their eligibility to enrol in the Master of Gestalt Therapy by visiting GTB’s Policy No 8A: Criteria and Procedures for Selection of Students.
Graduate Certificate in Gestalt Therapy
The broad aims of the Graduate Certificate in Gestalt Therapy are twofold. Firstly, to introduce students to the principles and practice of Gestalt and its application to counselling, psychotherapy, group and organisational work and secondly, to provide a theoretical base from which students can pursue further Gestalt therapy studies.
Master of Gestalt Therapy
The Master of Gestalt Therapy aims to broaden the skills of individuals who have already gained an undergraduate degree, to provide them with specialisation within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge, namely Gestalt therapy theory and practice and to develop vocational knowledge and skills in a new professional area.
The graduate attributes of GTB’s students are displayed beside those attributes recognized by the Australian Quality Framework for Graduate Certificate and Master qualifications. Please follow the link to view these graduate attributes.
Gestalt Therapy Brisbane’s 4-year education programme is fully accredited by GANZ (Gestalt Australia and New Zealand). GANZ has been the professional association for Gestalt Therapists. It was founded in 1996, but from 1 July 2017 GANZ will no longer be a professional association.
Gestalt Therapy Brisbane’s 4 year education programme is also accredited by PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia). PACFA is a peak body that seeks to interface with regulators, the community, and other professional bodies to enhance awareness of psychotherapy and counselling as professions in their own right. PACFA sets overall standards for practice, education, and ethics, for professional organizations and educational institutions in the field, and has developed its own accreditation process.
GTB students and graduates can seek professional association membership as student members, intern members, provisional members or clinical members of PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation Australia).Graduates and students of Gestalt Therapy Brisbane have qualifications that enable them to apply directly for membership of PACFA. Once a member of PACFA, GTB trained Gestalt therapists will be eligible to apply to join the College of Psychotherapy within PACFA.
Students may also like to enquire as to their eligiblity to join another porfessional association such as:
- ACA (Australian Counselling Association).
- APRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency).
For more information on GANZ or PACFA, see the following websites: