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Wellness Coaching Australia is excited to announce the arrival of Australia's FIRST nationally accredited Diploma of Health and Wellness Coaching, available in 2020, delivered in partnership with our RTO partner WISE Academy (RTO88136).  This nationally recognised qualification is an inevitable choice for anyone that wants to study in this emerging and thriving area of health prevention, where Health and Wellness Coaching can be a potential catalyst for reversal of lifestyle related risk factors and optimisation of quality of life and wellbeing.

This Diploma qualification has been developed to fill the current gap in accredited, evidence-based training in Australia and will provide you with the knowledge, coaching tools, practical skillset and structured model to work as a professional Health and Wellness Coach both in Australia and overseas. You will receive:

  • a nationally accredited qualification with ASQA,
  • international professional recognition through the IICT,
  • a pathway into National Board Certification (NBC-HWC) - the highest level of certification in our field globally,
  • a course that exceeds the current international Health and Wellness Coaching course standards including live training hours and applied practical work experience,
  • a science based, practical qualification backed by research,
  • flexible, self-paced learning with personalised timetable.
If you have been searching for a Health and Wellness Coaching qualification that is nationally accredited and provides you with the ability to gain international professional recognition and insurance, then the Diploma of Health and Wellness Coaching is for you!

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Course Overview

The Diploma is comprised of 8 core units and 1 elective unit of competency. Units are delivered within 4 study groups:

1. Health and Wellness Coaching in Action (3 units taught simultaneously as a cluster)

The three coaching units will provide students with all they need to know to create a relationship and support clients to make desired changes and achieve optimal health and well being, whilst working within the scope of their practice. 

2. Health and Lifestyle (3 individual units)

While health and wellness coaches do not have to be experts in health and disease, they need to be familiar with evidence-based recommendations in the areas of physical activity, nutrition, sleep and stress plus conversant with other challenging areas such as personal organisation and an overly busy lifestyle! These units will teach students to work with clients to self-identify and address patterns which may be causing unhealthy behaviour, whilst creating strategies for improvement in these areas.

3. Personal and Professional Practice (2 units taught simultaneously as a cluster)

Students will be encouraged and supported to improve management of their workload in an efficient and effective manner and to ensure that they plan for continued professional development. 

4. Business (Elective - 1 unit) 

ELECTIVE 1: Establish a wellness coaching practice 
Ideal for those who wish to set up their own health and wellness coaching business, who will learn to establish a client-centred business, develop operational systems, marketing plans and sales strategies.

ELECTIVE 2: Health and Wellness Coaching in Organisations
Ideal for those who wish to run a health and wellness coaching program within an organisational setting other than their own business. 

Course Duration

Designed as a part time study course, units are delivered over an 18 month period with some flexibility around learning method and time frames to fit students’ existing home and work life. 

2020 Course Intake Dates

We have 4 course intakes a year. Contact us to receive a study timetable for the course intake you are interested in.

February 2020 Intake  - enrolments close Feb 3 Enrolments Now Closed
May 2020 Intake  - enrolments close May 1 ENROLMENTS now open 
July 2020 Intake  - enrolments close June 29
October 2020 Intake  - enrolments close Sept 30

Course Delivery

This qualification is delivered through a blended learning format which includes live workshops (optional), live webinars, self-study, live practical sessions - backed up by a library of resources and comprehensive assessment tasks. It is ideal for anyone looking for a 100% online learning option. Refer to the course guide for more details on the delivery formats available for each unit.

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Course Fees and Charges

Please refer to the course guide for full details on course fees. You can also review the Fees and Charges, Withdrawal, Deferral and Refund Policy in full here. 

Recognition of Prior Learning

Prior graduates of Level 1, 2, 3 and the Professional Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching with Wellness Coaching Australia will receive RPL towards the Diploma and need to complete gap training for most units.  Please contact the student enrolments team to request a WCA student RPL information kit.

RPL may be available for non-Wellness Coaching Australia prior studies if these training programs and prior experience meet the RPL criteria and evidence can be provided. Please contact the student enrolments team to request an RPL kit to determine suitability to commence the RPL application process. 

Delivered in Partnership with WISE Academy (RTO 88136)

This Diploma is being offered by Wise Academy (RTO 88136) and delivered by Wellness Coaching Australia who is the registered owner of the course (CO 10529). The Diploma cannot be offered by another RTO without the permission of Wellness Coaching Australia.

Professional Recognition and Insurance

Wellness Coaching Australia is an approved training provider with the International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT), where once you have received your full certification you can submit your application to gain membership and and formal registration as a Wellness Coach. IICT is an independent membership body for the wellness industry whose course endorsement will allow you to apply for professional insurance under the service category of Wellness Coaching. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

An Approved Training Program with the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching

As an enrolled participant of the Diploma of Health and Wellness Coaching, upon successful completion of all coaching and health and lifestyle units, you will be awarded the secondary certification of Professional Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching which is an approved training program with the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC). This provides graduates with the eligibility to apply and sit the National Board Certification exam and become a “Board Certified” Health and Wellness Coach - the highest certification internationally for the Health and Wellness Coaching field. For more information visit the NBHWC website

Industry Accredited - Continuing Education Points/Credits

Individual subjects within our certificate course are accredited as continuing education for professional development with some of the leading health, fitness and wellness bodies in Australia and overseas. Refer to the course guide for more details on accrediting bodies and points applicable for each subject:

  • International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • Fitness Australia
  • Physical Activity Australia
  • Exercise and Sports Science Australia - ESSA
  • Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association - APNA
  • Australian Natural Therapists Association - ANTA
  • Australian Traditional Medicine Society - ATMS
  • Massage & Myotherapy Australia - MMA
  • REPS (NZ)