Start your journey towards becoming a Health and Wellness Coach with Level 1 Foundations of Wellness Coaching, the first coaching level in our Progressive Coach Training Pathway and subject 1 in our 12 month Professional Certificate in Health and Wellness course

Discover the power of coaching as a way of enhancing both personal and professional relationship. Level 1 introduces you to all the theories behind the Wellness Coaching model and focuses on the foundational principles and fundamentals of coaching psychology and how you can use them connect, engage and empower people to change.

Watch this video to learn more about Level 1 - Foundations of Wellness Coaching

Key learning outcomes and takeaways from undertaking Level 1

  • Understanding coaching ethics and defining the three core coaching skills
  • The background, skills and principles of coaching psychology
  • Learning the principles of building relationships, rapport and self-efficacy
  • How to use the GROW model and an introduction to the Transtheoretical Model of Change
  • How to work with clients to create a vision of what they want and why they want it
  • How to assess readiness to change and use principles of Motivational interviewing to increase client’s confidence
  • How to support clients to identify and overcome obstacles
  • The use of behavioral SMART goalsetting to support clients in achieving success

You will also be introduced to the coaching model and client session framework that will be continued in Level 2 - Wellness Coaching Skills in Practice.

This course is ideal for you if:

  • You are looking for a new way of working with clients that helps them achieve better results
  • You are looking to add an extra service to your existing offerings
  • You may be interested in shifting to a new career path
  • You have a sense that the old way of working by telling and prescribing is no longer effective
  • You believe that connecting and communicating with people is key to successful change

Industry Accredited

Level 1 Wellness Coaching is accredited with many health, fitness and Wellness bodies in Australia and overseas including:

  • an approved CCE course with International Coaching Federation (ICF) for 7.25 hours core competencies and 2 hours Resource Development.
  • 8 CECs with Fitness Australia 
  • 7 CPDs with ESSA 
  • 2 PDPs with Physical Activity Australia 
  • 8 CPD's with APNA
  • 8 CPEs with ANTA 
  • 8 CPEs with ATMS 
  • 10 CPEs with AAMT 
  • 5 CPDs with REPS NZ 
  • 6 CPDs with REPS UK (through partnership with TRAIN FITNESS)
  • 8 CPD’s with REPS CPD (through partnership with A Life of Education)
  • approved as ongoing professional education with AHHCA.




View our Workshops Calendar to discover dates and BOOK a workshop in your nearest capital city

Course Fee

  1. Workshop - Early Bird rate $380* | Regular rate $400
  2. Online program - $350


  1. Workshop - Trainer led 1 day course presented in major Australian cities throughout the year
  2. Online video course - self paced, 6-8 hour course that is accessible from any web browser.

Workshop Format:

  • 8 hour, full day facilitated workshop
  • Course materials
  • Tea, coffee and light refreshments are provided
  • Level 1 Certificate of Attainment from Wellness Coaching Australia upon successful completion of the course
  • Qualified to continue onto Level 2 Wellness Coaching
Early Bird $380 (book more than 2 weeks prior)
Standard $400

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Online Video Course:

  • Online, self-paced course (approximately 6-8 hours) that will take you a series of video lessons complete with notes and activities. Program is delivered online giving you complete flexibility to complete the course any time of the day.
  • You have 8 weeks access to the online portal to complete and submit your assessment.
  • Level 1 Certificate of Attainment from Wellness Coaching Australia upon successful completion of the course
  • Qualified to continue onto Level 2 Wellness Coaching
Fee: $350

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"Firstly, I’m super impressed with how well you become equipped to actively listen to people about  what they want or need for their life. 
It’s great to genuinely know what someone wants by taking your ego out of the equation. And they can sense and feel that. 
Secondly, I feel super empowered to take action in designing a program that will actually get someone small wins and regular, consistent success. 
Without even doing Level 2, 3, The Certificate and Diploma I’m amazed at the tools and depth of information Fiona goes to, while making it easy to digest.  
Thirdly, I have started changing the way I listen to my friends and family and how I communicate with them. This has had an instant impact on enjoying deeper conversations and helping them open up to me. 
My family has commented on how much better I am a communicating with them. ❤️
Who would have thought not trying to give advice to people or change them but evoke the right questions could make such an impact in just a short time on my life. Thank you so much for this opportunity to learn this wonderful skill." 
David Moss

Fiona’s program adds “the missing ingredient” that takes one- dimensional fitness programs and creates a model of lifestyle modification for clients. This model allows a centre to build a culture of wellness right from client intake through to true behavioural change programs that create real and lasting results. Our whole team thoroughly enjoyed the day, from our front office team right through to our exercise physiologists and were able to implement new skills learned the very next day.”  
Troy Morgan, Director, Willows Health & Lifestyle Centre


*To receive Early Bird rate you must book and pay in full more than 2 weeks prior to the workshop date.