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Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy: Extension of Accreditation 19 May 2020

Extension of accreditation period

Report on extension of accreditation of four higher education courses of study offered by The Cairnmillar Institute

On 19 May 2020, a delegate of TEQSA extended, under section 57A of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 (TEQSA Act), the accreditation of the following courses offered by The Cairmillar Institute:

  • Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) from 18 February 2022 to 18 February 2025
  • Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy from 21 December 2022 to 21 December 2025
  • Graduate Diploma of Counselling and Psychotherapy from 21 December 2022 to 21 December 2025
  • Graduate Certificate of Counselling and Psychotherapy from 21 December 2022 to 21 December 2025

Main reasons for the decision

TEQSA made this decision in order to reduce the administrative burden of regulation for the provider in response to COVID-19 and its impact on the higher education sector. This decision is consistent with the principles set out in TEQSA's policy on extensions to the period of provider registration or course accreditation, including an assessment of risks associated with the extension.