Higher Education Accreditation
Gestalt Therapy Brisbane is accredited to deliver the Graduate Certificate in Gestalt Therapy and the Master of Gestalt Therapy by the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA).
Higher education accreditation was granted to GTB in 2008 by the Office of Higher Education, Queensland Education Department. In January 2012 this accreditation was transferred to the national body, TEQSA.
The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency is Australia’s independent national quality assurance and regulatory agency for higher education. The purpose of TEQSA is to protect student interests and the reputation of Australia’s higher education sector through a proportionate, risk-reflective approach to quality assurance that supports diversity, innovation and excellence. To find out more about TEQSA follow the link http://www.teqsa.gov.au.
Graduate Certificate in Gestalt Therapy
The Graduate Certificate in Gestalt Therapy accredited by TEQSA aims firstly, to introduce students to the principles and practice of Gestalt therapy 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 accredited by TEQSA 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.
Students can check their eligibility to enrol in the Master of Gestalt Therapy by visiting our Policy & Procedure Handbook published under the student tab. See Policy No 8A: Criteria and Procedures for Selection of Students.
You may also like to review the graduate attributes of GTB’s students that can be displayed beside those attributes recognised by the Australian Quality Framework (AQF) for Graduate Certificate and Master qualifications. See Policy No 6A: Addendum 2 Gestalt Therapy Brisbane Graduate Attributes.
Gestalt Therapy Brisbane’s Master of Gestalt Therapy is also accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). PACFA is a leading national peak body and professional association for counsellors and psychotherapists in Australia. PACFA sets overall standards for practice, education, and ethics, for professional organisations and educational institutions in the field, and has developed its own accreditation process.
GTB students and graduates can seek professional association membership with PACFA as student members, provisional members or clinical members. See PACFA eligibility requirements. Once a member of PACFA, GTB trained Gestalt therapists will be eligible to apply to join the College of Psychotherapy within PACFA.
For more information on GANZ, PACFA or other organisations go to our Gestalt Therapy Links page.