The Cairnmillar Institute School of Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy was first accredited as a private Higher Education Provider with university equivalence in 2005. The psychology programs are accredited by The Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). The Counselling and Psychotherapy programs have been approved by The Psychotherapists and Counsellors Federation of Australia (PACFA). Cairnmillar currently has over 45 staff, 220 postgraduate students studying the health sciences, operates at 4 sites, has 3 student psychology clinics, and a footprint that covers regional and country Victoria. Cairnmillar have partnerships with over 40 allied health services, schools, and community-based organisations.