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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HGSA CEO announces retirement

Posted on 21/02/2024
The HGSA CEO has announced his intention to retire in July 2024.


UTS Cancer Genetic Counselling microcredential - online course

Posted on 19/02/2024
New online skills-focused learning opportunity! UTS Genetic Counselling has a new Cancer Genetic Counselling microcredential starting on 5 March. Group discounts available. Share with your network.


MSAC applications open for consultation

Posted on 14/02/2024
Applications to add NBS for Pompe disease and MPS I and II are under consideration by MSAC. Consultation on the applications are now open.


GC Certification Submission Reminders for 31 March

Posted on 14/02/2024
Please read these reminders to assist your GC Certification submission. The committees must work within the policies, so please follow the instructions and cross-check your submission.


Cancer Genomics Consortium Annual Meeting

Posted on 14/02/2024
The Cancer Genomics Consortium (CGC) is now accepting abstract submissions for the CGC 2024 Annual Meeting. Abstracts due 29 Feb. Learn more via the link.


Australasian Professional Genetic Workforce Census Reports.

Posted on 8/02/2024
Final reports from the Workforce census are now published at : https://hgsa.org.au/Web/Web/HP-Resources/Australasian-Professional-Genetic-Workforce-Census-Reports.aspx