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Graduate Certificate in Emotionally Focused Counselling: Re-accreditation 12 Jun 2014

Renewal of course accreditation

Report on renewal of accreditation of two higher education courses of study offered by the Institute for Emotionally Focused Therapy Pty Ltd

 

TEQSA has determined, under Section 56 of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 (the TEQSA Act), to renew accreditation of the following higher education courses of study offered by the Institute for Emotionally Focused Therapy Pty Ltd for a period of seven years until 12 June 2019:

  • Graduate Diploma of Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Graduate Certificate in Emotionally Focused Counselling

Background to Decision

The Institute for Emotionally Focused Therapy Pty Ltd submitted an application for renewal of accreditation of two courses of study under Part 4 of the TEQSA Act. Subsection 45(4) of the TEQSA Act requires a registered higher education provider who is not authorised to self-accredit the course of study to apply to TEQSA for accreditation. Subsection 56(4) enables TEQSA to renew accreditation of a course of study for a period not exceeding seven years.

Main Reasons for the Decision

TEQSA has determined that the two higher education courses of study submitted by the Institute for Emotionally Focused Therapy Pty Ltd for accreditation comply with the Provider Course Accreditation and Qualification Standards.

While the courses submitted for renewal of accreditation by the Institute for Emotionally Focused Therapy Pty Ltd met all relevant standards, some issues relating to clarity of evidence submitted, quantitative data on student outcomes and effective implementation of policies and procedures were observed. A decision to renew accreditation of the courses for five years, rather than the maximum seven years, was taken in recognition of this.