Online Survey - Development of national standards for counsellors and psychotherapists

Closed 5 Jul 2024

Opened 10 Jun 2024


The Department of Health and Aged Care is developing national standards for counsellors and psychotherapists. 

The national standards intend to describe the experience, capabilities and behaviours expected of the counselling and psychotherapy professions. This includes education, supervision, CPD and oversight requirements.

The Department wants to hear from you on your experience as a counsellor, psychotherapist, consumer or representative. You can provide feedback via: 

Online Survey

  • Access the online survey using the link in the 'Give us your views' section below
  • The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete
  • Responses are due by the COB Friday 5 July 2024.

Written Feedback Form 

  • The written feedback form can be downloaded to complete offline, see link in the 'Related' section below
  • The form includes similar questions to the survey, allowing respondents to provide a more detailed response in Microsoft Word format
  • Once completed the form can be emailed to
  • Responses are due by COB Friday 5 July 2024.

Respondents are not expected to provide responses to both the online survey and the written feedback form. 


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