Do you wish to become a working Play Therapist?

In 2018 Play Therapy Training Australia launched our clinical training program in child centred play therapy. The objective of this training is to equip those with a relevant undergraduate degree to obtain further training in the area of child centred play therapy in order to apply this knowledge and skill to clinical practice. Our vision for providing child centred play therapy training in our local communities is to ensure practitioners are equipped to provide quality play therapy services to children across Australia. The current program requires participants to attend three workshops in order to apply for professional membership upon completion.
We ask that all applicants have previously completed our ‘Introduction to Play Therapy’ course.

Clinical Training Program

Workshop Content

***Please note applicants enrolling in the Clinical Program must have completed the Introduction to Play Therapy workshop.

Our clinical training program requires participants to attend and complete three workshops which cover the core skills and competencies required to practice as a child centred play therapist in Australia.

2024 Clinical Program Structure

Semester 1

  • Program 1 Course Group commences 10th January 2024 (enrolments open!)
  • Program 2 Course Group commences 17th April 2024 (enrolments open!)

Semester 2

  • Program 3 Course Group commences 10th July 2024 (enrolments open!)
  • Program 4 Course Group commences 2nd October 2024 (enrolments open!)


Upon completion of the 200 hours Certificate training program, participants are eligible to apply for registration with the association, Play Therapy Practitioners Association. For further information on membership requirements please see the association website:

Trainer qualifications

Founder and CEO Kylie Ellison delivers all Clinical Program training for Play Therapy Training Australia. Kylie holds an Undergraduate degree in Psychology (UQ), Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Bond University), Master in Counselling and Psychotherapy (ACAP) and Advanced Clinical Training in Play Therapy (Play Therapy Australia). Kylie is registered with Australian Counselling Association (ACA) as a Registered Counsellor and with Play Therapy Practitioners Association as a Registered Play Therapist- Supervisor.