Gaining your formal registration to become a Health and Wellness Coach

For those people without any prior health, fitness or Wellness qualifications, successful completion of the Professional Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching will provide you with the ability to register for your formal recognition as a Wellness Coach and then gain professional insurance to work with people providing Health and Wellness Coaching services.

People often ask why do I need to have completed studies in nutrition, lifestyle and physical activity to work as a Wellness Coach. The answer is easy - you are working with clients in the areas of behaviour change specific to their health and wellness where in order to provide them with options and choices in these areas you need to have theoretical knowledge in atleast nutrition and physical activity. Without any studies in this area you may not meet the minimum requirements in order to gain professional insurance to work with people in this area.

The good news is our Professional Certificate Program is an approved course to gaining your recognition so you can enrol with confidence that you can start working with people once you have gained your certification.

Steps to gaining your formal registration and insurance

Wellness Coaching Australia is an approved training provider with the International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT), where once you have completed our Professional Certification and meet the certification criteria, you can submit your application to gain membership and and formal registration as a Health and Wellness Coach. 

IICT is an independent membership body for the wellness industry whose course endorsement will allow you to gain professional insurance under the service category of Wellness Coaching. Applying is easier and can all be completed online through the IICT website. Please ensure you have your certificate handy to attach to your application. Visit

Applying for Professional Insurance Cover

Once your IICT membership is active, you can apply for professional insurance. IICT recommend AON Insurance who provide insurance policies for a large range of health, fitness and natural therapy occupations. CLICK HERE to find out more about applying for a policy.

Health and Wellness Industry Accredition

Wellness Coaching Australia have individual subjects within this professional certificate accredited with many health, fitness and Wellness bodies in Australia and overseas including the International Coaching Federation, where if you are member of any of these industry bodies you can earn ongoing education credits to keep your membership active. Here are just some of the industry bodies these subjects are accredited by.