Professional Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching
Internationally recognised and approved training program where no prior health qualifications required to enrol. Australia’s leading Health and Wellness Coaching course approved with the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaches (NBHWC) and Health Coaches Australia and New Zealand Association (HCANZA). Interest free payment plans and flexible star dates. Course intake group available every month – enrol and get access today!
Health and Wellness Coach Training Retreat
October 15-19, 2023
Gold Coast, Queensland
Join us in October 2023 for our first immersive training retreat, to be held in Coolangatta on the Gold Coast. Over 4 days we will be taking you through the coaching competency training units that are within the Professional Certificate of Health and Wellness Coaching, where you’ll immerse yourself in a hands-on, practical training program while fast tracking this section of your studies by 5 month.
Train alongside like-minded people and share in your experience with this small group training event. Our senior trainers will take you through a program of highly participatory lectures, rich with hands-on practical learning, coaching demonstrations, case studies, role play and real-time mentoring and feedback.
For decades, society’s state of “busy-ness” with work, home and personal commitments have led to poor lifestyle behaviour. 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.
The Professional Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching will equip you to work with clients to help them achieve better health and wellness by creating the successful behaviour that has escaped many people.
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 successful adoption of lifestyle habits.
Become Professionally Recognised in 6 to 12 months
This course provides you with the required certification to become a professional recognised Health and Wellness Coach and gain professional insurance to work as a Health and Wellness Coach in Australia and worldwide.
- eligible for professional recognition and membership with the Health Coaches Australia and New Zealand Association (fees apply)
- a pathway into (U.S.) National Board Certification (NBC-HWC) – the highest level of certification in our field globally
- an evidence- based, practical qualification backed by latest research and international trends
- highly participatory course with more than 40 ‘live’ trainer led hours and one on one mentoring and client case study feedback sessions.
Learn more about this exciting course from WCA Managing Director, Fiona Cosgrove
This part time study course is designed to fast track your learning, by providing a relevant blend of theoretical and practical coach training studies (including Coaching Psychology, Behaviour Change and Positive Psychology) together with health and lifestyle studies covering nutrition and weight management, physical activity and fitness, and holistic approaches to managing stress and increasing energy.
What sets our course apart is our ‘live’ trainer facilitated business training module for those looking to setup a coaching business. Combining practical skills, tools and resources to help you to set up, brand, promote and run your coaching business in a way that leverages off your coaching and interpersonal skills.
As coaching is a hands on, practical skill that you will be learning, these subjects include more than 40 hours of live training delivered by our team and include one on one mentoring and client case study feedback sessions so you feel confident that you are learning this skillset for success.
The Professional Certificate is comprised of 8 individual subjects across 3 competency groups
Advanced Core Coaching Competency
Healthy Lifestyle Practice
Passion to Profit – Business Coaching Program
(1 subject – optional elective)
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Professional Recognition and Insurance
Health Coaches Australia and New Zealand Association
This qualification is an approved training program course with our industry association: Health Coaches Australia and New Zealand Association (HCANZA) enabling you to apply for professional recognition and full membership. HCANZA is the leading industry association in our region that supports Health and 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.
Pathway to National Board Certification with NBHWC (U.S)
The Professional Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching is an approved training program with the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaches (NBHWC) giving students the eligibility to apply and sit the National Board Certification exam and become a “Board Certified” Health and Wellness Coach – the highest qualification internationally for the Health and Wellness Coaching field.
For more information visit the NBHWC website https://nbhwc.org/
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 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.
Course Delivery and Fees
Delivered over 9 months (or 6 month fast track timetable), these 7 subjects are presented through a blended learning format including live webinars, practical sessions, coach a client sessions, self guided learning, live workshops (optional), and backed up by a learner portal with self learning activities and comprehensive assessment tasks. It can be adapted for anyone looking for a 100% distance learning option.
Flexible payment options with interest free, payment plans available over the duration of your studies or choose to pay upfront on enrolment. Refer to the course guide for more details on the delivery formats for each unit and course fees.
We offer course intake groups every month of the year where the below group intakes are currently open for enrolment online or over the phone.
You can enrol in an intake group right up to the last week of the starting month. Example you wish to commence in August, you can enrol anytime during the month right up to August 31 and receive immediate access to the first unit which is a short 6-8 hour online video program.
Please ensure you have read the enrolment terms and conditions prior to enrolling.
2 Payment options are available:
(1) Interest free monthly payment plan where the initial payment is $550 and monthly payments thereafter of $430 (transaction fees apply) OR
(2) Pay in full upfront
|Name||Intake Status||Course End Date (at the latest)|
|November 2023 intake (PROCERT)||Enrolment Open||31/10/2024|
|December 2023 intake (PROCERT)||Enrolment Open||30/11/2024|
|January 2024 intake (PROCERT)||Enrolment Open||31/12/2024|
|February 2024 intake (PROCERT)||Enrolment Open||31/01/2025|
Industry Accredited - Continuing Education Points/Credits
Individual learning elements within our 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
Recognition of Prior Learning
If you have completed individual Wellness Coaching Australia training courses, in the last 2 years, that are units within this program, these can be credit transferred to the Professional Certificate upon application.
If you have prior qualifications in health, fitness or wellness field, contact us to discuss unit exemption availability based on your prior certificates.
If you have run your own small business and feel you have the business acumen already to setup your new coaching business with ease, then you do not need to add on the Passion to Profit business elective to your enrolment. For those looking to setup their own coaching business, we highly reccomend you add this onto your enrolment. Contact us for more information