This is the official homepage of the Australasian Society of Genetic Counsellors (ASGC), which represents over 400 members across Australia and New Zealand. We are a special interest group of the Human Genetics Society of Australasia (HGSA). The ASGC represents those providing genetic counselling or members of the HGSA working in related areas. The majority of the members are either training as or are certified genetic counsellors.

This site is provided for both our members and the public. Feel free to contact the Australasian Society of Genetic Counsellors if you have any questions.

The Australasian Society of Genetic Counsellors (ASGC), the genetic counsellors' Special Interest Group of the HGSA, is a member of Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA). https://ahpa.com.au/allied-health-professions/genetic-counselling/.


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Help shape the future of pathology accreditation

Posted on 14/09/2023
The Commission, in collaboration with the RCPA and NATA, is undertaking a two-staged consultation of the pathology sector on the National Pathology Accreditation Scheme.


Welcome to our new Corporate Member PTC Therapeutics

Posted on 13/09/2023
HGSA is pleased to welcome PTC Therapeutics as our latest Corporate Member. PTC Therapeutics was founded in 1998 focused on leveraging its expertise in RNA biology to discover and develop treatments for patients living with rare diseases.


Alert for GC candidates about the use of AI in Certification Submissions

Posted on 13/09/2023
The Board of Censors is currently considering the impact of AI on training, certification and professional development. If you are submitting for Certification - please read this alert ASAP.


Opportunity to influence government policy about genetic discrimination

Posted on 11/09/2023
It's not too late to use this simple tool to find your MP and send an email asking them to support these changes: https://discrimination.good.do/ban_genetic_discrimination_aus/.


The AFGN dedicates $1.13M to 6 new platforms to resolve variants of uncertain significance in priori

Posted on 23/08/2023
New functional genomics platforms will be developed to validate over 100 variants of uncertain significance across 6 genes of high clinical priority.


HGSA Supports Yes Campaign

Posted on 16/08/2023
At the 2023 HGSA AGM, members overwhelmingly backed a motion for HGSA to pledge formal support for the ‘YES’ campaign to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through a First Nations Voice to Parliament