The Australian Association of Family Therapy Inc. recognises the importance of the accreditation of training programs in Family Therapy within Australia.  The accreditation procedure is designed to guarantee that a graduate of these programs has a high standard of clinical practice and is able to offer a professional service to families consistent with AAFT’s code of ethics.

The accreditation process is intended to promote consistent quality and excellence in the education and training of family therapists throughout Australia and to provide tangible benefits for prospective students and clients wishing to access family therapy.

Accreditation is intended to protect the interests of students, benefit the public, and improve the quality of teaching, learning, research, supervision and professional practice. The accreditation process involves assessing the degree to which a programme has met AAFT training standards and achieved the goals and objectives of its stated training model. Accreditation is a voluntary, non- governmental process of self- review and external review intended to evaluate, enhance and publicly recognise quality in family therapy training.

Please click here to download the Training Course Accreditation Document

This document refers specifically to the accreditation of training programs.  Programs, which meet the criteria, will be deemed to satisfy the training component of AAFT clinical membership.  Decisions regarding individual membership remain the responsibility of the clinical membership sub-committee of AAFT.

Accredited Training Centres


Williams Road Family Therapy Centre (Australian Catholic University)
Masters in Family and Systemic Therapy
298 Hawthorn Road, Caulfield Vic 3162
Phone: 03 9532 9990 or email:

Alma Family Therapy Centre
Diploma of Family Therapy – Flexible Learning
403 Alma Road, North Caulfield Vic 3161
Phone: 03 9500 2411 or email:

The Bouverie Centre (La Trobe University)
HCFT – Graduate Certificate in Family Therapy
HMCFTH – Master of Clinical Family Therapy
8 Gardiner Street, Brunswick Vic 3056
Phone: 03 9385 5100 or email:

New South Wales

The Family Systems Institute
Advanced Certificate Program in Family Systems Theory and Practice
Blended option with face to face/online learning
Level 14, 275 Alfred Street, North Sydney NSW 2060
Ph: 0432 530 513

South Australia

Bower Place
The Family Therapy and Systemic Practice Training Programme
Level 2, 55 Gawler Place, Adelaide, SA, 5000
Phone: (08) 8221 6066 or email:

Western Australia

Roxanne Garven
Post graduate Training Course in Systemic Family Therapy
2/141 Stirling Highway, Nedlands, Perth, WA 6009
Tel: 0423 165 971

William Street Family Therapy Centre
Graduate Diploma of Family and Relationship Therapy
544 William St, Mount Lawley WA 6050
Tel (08 9227 8038)
Email :
Director: Aldo Gurgone


Queensland Institute of Family Therapy
Advanced Certificate in Systemic Family Therapy
Administration Location: Shop 6, 109 West Burleigh Rd Burleigh Heads QLD 4220
Teaching Location: The Family Well-Being Hub Suite 51/207 Currumburra Rd Ashmore QLD 4214
Postal Correspondence: PO BOX 613 Nerang QLD 4211
Contact Numbers: Dr Leonie White 0401 002 544 and Dr Kate Owen 0408 528 380