Intensive Residential Coach Training Program
October 13-17, 2024
Coolangatta, Gold Coast

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Immerse yourself in a hands-on, practical training program while fast tracking through your studies (potentially reducing your study time by up to 5 months).  Train alongside like-minded  people and share in your experience with this small group training event. 

Free Information Webinar
Wednesday 24th July, 1.00pm (AEST)

Join WCA founder and managing director, Fiona Cosgrove on July 24th where she will be hosting a free information session on ZOOM for those interested in joining our upcoming Intensive Residential on the Gold Coast in October. 

In this session she will give you an overview of the Residential, what to expect and also have an opportunity for you to ask questions. We have also invited a past participant to join us so you can ask them questions directly on their experience.

DATE: Wednesday 24th July 2024, 1.00pm Sydney local time (approx. 30 minutes)

If you are unable to make this session time and would like to receive a recording to watch back, please register and you will be added to the list to receive the post webinar email with recording link.

An Immersive Training Experience...

In a world where virtual meetings have become common place, there is a strong desire amongst our students to connect and learn in a face-to-face environment that will allow them to truly integrate theoretical with practical health and wellness coach training. We have been listening and are excited to host our next Intensive Residential Coach Training Program on the Gold Coast in October 2024.

Over 4 1/2 days we will be taking you through the core coaching competency training units that are within all our qualification courses, fast tracking this section of your studies that would typically take 6 months to complete. This intensive can potentially reduce your overall study time by 3 to 4 months, allowing you to gain your certification and start working sooner.

Who this residential is for:

Intensive Residential Location

Our upcoming intensive residential will be hosted at the recently built Rydges Gold Coast, a mere minutes’ walk from the Gold Coast airport and overlooking the beautiful Tugun and Kirra beaches.

Stroll to the beachfront that is only a 5 minute walk away, or relax by the 25m outdoor landscaped resort style swimming pool after an immersive training day with us. Work out in the fully equipped gym with cardio machines overlooking the airport runway.

Rydges has onsite restaurants including The Salty Fox rooftop bar to unwind with a glass of wine at the end of the day. 

Intensive Residential Package & Pricing

All Inclusive Intensive Residential (base fee)

  • Residential Training program has you undertaking the 3 core health coaching competency units: Foundations of Health and Wellness Coaching (Level 1), Foundations of Health and Wellness Coaching (Level 2) and Advanced Skills and Practice in Health and Wellness Coaching (Level 3)
  • Access to the pre-residential self-study requirements (approx. 10 hours) in your learning portal.
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in a Concourse Deluxe room at Rydges Gold Coast.
  • Daily buffet breakfast, morning/afternoon tea refreshments and a la carte lunch included.
  • Welcome drinks and canapes on the first night and offsite group dinner on the final night (drinks at own expense).
  • 4 ½ days of practical, hands-on training sessions commencing with a short session on Sunday afternoon and concluding Thursday afternoon. Includes all hard copy course materials.
  • Post Residential Learning Portal with approximately 30 hours of self-study activities and assessments to submit to formally complete the 3 health coaching units. Includes the “Coach a Client” case study recordings and final practical coaching assessment.
Choose from the below qualification course options for your enrolment to enable you to complete an approved certificate program and be formally accredited with HCANZA or NBHWC

Professional Certificate in Health & Wellness Coaching

HCANZA & NBHWC approved
$ 1565 4 additional self study health and lifestyle units
  • Access to the additional 4 self study units to complete required units to gain full qualification
  • Choose to access additional units before or after the residential
  • 12 months from the time of accessing the first unit to complete
  • Monthly payment plan available

Health & Wellness Coaching Certificate for Health and Allied Health Professionals

HCANZA approved
$ 0 no additional units to complete
  • Must meet certificate eligibility criteria and provide copy of prior qualifications
  • 6 months from the time of commencing to have completed the 3 coaching units facilitated at the residential

IIN Gap Training Certificate (Practical hours)

HCANZA approved
$ 0 no additional units to complete
  • Must meet certificate eligibility criteria. Must provide a copy of prior IIN Health Coaching Certificate (base course)
  • 6 months from the time of commencing to have completed the 3 coaching units facilitated at the residential

No Certificate Course to add on

Standalone residential units as professional development only
$ 0 no additional units to complete
  • Choosing to not enrol in a qualification course and only undertaking the 3 coaching units at the residential as short courses for personal or professional development
  • 6 months from the time of commencing to have completed the 3 coaching units facilitated at the residential

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Professional Recognition

The available qualification courses are approved with the following bodies, allowing you to gain professional recognition and credentialing as a Health and Wellness Coach on completion of the full certification.

Earn Continuing Education / Professional Development Points

Frequently Asked Questions

If you choose the online learning format, you will receive access to the Level 1 online learning portal straight away. Access to the Level 2 learning will be available 1 week prior to the first webinar.

All workshop participants receive a hard copy booklet on arrival at the workshop. For those choosing the online format, as this is presented as a video program and live webinar sessions, we provide digital resources through to support the practical learning. A final Level 1 and 2 takeaway student guide is made available as a PDF at the end of the course from the learning portal however hard copies are not available.

You have 3 months from time the Level 2 course ends to complete and submit the final course completion tasks in the learning portal

Certificates are issued direct to you on email within 5 business days of passing all the course completion tasks in your learning portal for each level.

Yes. You have access to our student knowledge base to search any prior support questions that students have asked or you can directly contact our support team with your questions and they will provide direct guidance back to you within 1 business day.


'The WCA Intensive Residential was everything I had hoped for and more! Being a busy business owner and mum of small kids - it was important for me to get away from my day-to-day routine to really immerse myself in the training without distractions. From the easy to access and beautiful location, to the incredibly friendly and knowledgeable trainers - the residential fast-tracked my learning in a way I couldn't imagine doing online. One of the best and most unexpected outcomes of attending in-person, was the deep connections and friendships gained with other participants on the same journey. We have kept in touch since and supported each others' continued studies and growth. Thank you to the whole team at Wellness Coaching Australia for this experience.'
Julz Parkin