The Department is seeking expressions of interest for registration as an approved counsellor in the Department of Justice’s Approved Counselling Referral Scheme. This Scheme applies to counsellors wishing to be registered for counselling eligible victims of child sexual abuse under the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse.
The National Redress Scheme was created in response to the work of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, which estimated that 60,000 people experienced institutional child sexual abuse in Australia.
The National Redress Scheme provides support to people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse through
The Scheme started on 1 July 2018 and will run for 10 years.
Where a service provider seeking registration is an organisation and that organisation is a “responsible institution” for the purposes of the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Act 2018 or a related entity of a “responsible institution” that service provider will not be eligible for registration to provide CPC services to Tasmanian survivors.
There are minimum requirements you must meet to be eligible to be registered as an Approved Counselling Service Provider.
Applicants must provide the following:
Applicants seeking registration under the Approved Counselling Referral Scheme will need to demonstrate they meet the National Service Standards for the Provision of State and/or Territory Based Counselling and Psychological Care (PDF, 103.3 KB).
Each individual service provider seeking registration must:
In addition to meeting the approval criteria, Applicants must submit a typed application form and supply the following documents:
An application package is available on request by email.
Any requests for an application package or enquiries relating to the registration process, should be directed to the Director, Child Abuse Royal Commission Response Unit, Department of Justice by email at CPC@justice.tas.gov.au.
The Department of Justice will acknowledge receipt of all applications by email. If you do not receive email confirmation of receipt within four business days, it is recommended that you contact the Department to confirm receipt.
Completed application forms and supporting documentation may be returned to