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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, delivered in partnership with our RTO partner Blueprint Career Development (RTO30978).  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,
  • professional recognition and membership as a Health and Wellness Coach with the Health Coaches Australia and New Zealand Association (fees apply)
  • international professional recognition through the IICT (fees apply),
  • 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

For decades, society’s state of “busy-ness” with work, home and personal commitments have led to poor lifestyle behaviour and we are now seeing chronic health conditions rise across populations. The idea that modern medicine’s “magic bullet” will fix our poor health choices has been debunked and health experts now widely prescribe the need for individuals to take active steps towards disease prevention.

Our practice has been born out of the need to support people in taking active steps towards change in their health and wellbeing, and is grounded in relationships, communication and connection. This Diploma qualification will equip you to work with clients to help them achieve better health and wellness by creating the successful behaviour change that is required.

The science of coaching and health behaviour change has been a key area of research for many years in the fields of psychology, coaching and healthcare. In recent years the practice of coaching people to better health behaviours and outcomes has become recognised as a potential catalyst for reversal of lifestyle related risk factors and optimisation of quality of life and wellbeing.

Your Role as a Health and Wellness Coach

Health and Wellness Coaches work with clients seeking change in their health and lifestyle habits to reduce pain, improve fitness, get better sleep, lose weight, lower stress or simply increase their life satisfaction. Coaches help clients navigate the minefield of questionable health and lifestyle information and support them in devising a personal health plan that will work with their lifestyle. 

Coaches empowers clients by working alongside them to discover what their health goals are and identify key motivators that will support positive health behaviour changes. Together they set realistic short and long term goals and develop a sustainable, self-directed plan that will stick for the long term - resulting in healthier and happier lives.

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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. 

2021 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 2021 Intake   CLOSED  
April 2021 Intake   CLOSED  
July 2021 Intake  - enrolments close June 30  
October 2021 Intake  - enrolments close Sept 30  

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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. 

Australian Government Funding - Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers Program

The Australian Government funded Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers program offers eligible persons aged 45-70 with funding contribution towards any workplace-related skills training (with a maximum rebate of $2000).

You may be eligible for Skills Checkpoint if you are:
• aged between 45 and 70;
• are not registered with an Australian Government Employment Services Provider;
• have been out of work less than 3 months or are currently working and need to re-skill for their role.

Note: please allow 4-6 weeks for the grant application process. If you are seeking grant funding, you will not be able to commence studies until your application has been finalised so please allow this time in your planning when choosing an enrolment date.

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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 Blueprint Career Development (RTO 30978)

This Diploma is being offered by Blueprint Career Development (RTO 30978) 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

Health Coaches Australia and New Zealand Association

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 course with our industry association: Health Coaches Australia and New Zealand Association. This is the leading industry association in our region for our practice that supports Health & Wellness Coaches, Primary Care Physicians and Allied Health professionals to connect, communicate and aspire to deliver on our collective vision of Co-Creating Universal Health and Wellness. They are a respected industry voice for an appropriate standard in Health & Wellness Coaching nationally and internationally.

International Institute for Complementary Therapists

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.

Pathway to National Board Certification with NBHWC

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 https://nbhwc.org/

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)
  • REPS UK