Professional Certificate in Health and Wellness Coaching
Internationally recognised and approved training program. Interest free payment plans and flexible enrolment dates – Enrol and get access today!
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.
This qualification 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 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 12 month, 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
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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 12 months, these 8 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, 12 month payment plans 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.
The below course intakes are now open for enrolment online or over the phone with our enrolments team. We offer flexible start dates throughout the month and option to pay on an interest free 12 month payment plan.
All intakes offer 100% online learning study timetables with optional face to face workshops for some subjects (if available). Contact us to receive the study timetable for the intake group you are interested in.
Subject exemption may be available through recognition of prior learning. Refer to course guide for more information. The business subject is not a mandatory subject in order to meet the requirements for final certification so you can choose to remove from your enrolment and receive fee reduction.
|Name||Course Start Date||Course End Date||Cost|
|October 2021 intake (PROCERT)||01/10/2021||01/10/2022||$4,995.00|
|November 2021 intake (PROCERT)||01/11/2021||30/11/2022||$4,995.00|
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 8 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.
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
Subject Exemption - Recognition of Prior Learning
You may be eligible for subject exemption if you have completed individual Wellness Coaching Australia training courses, since February 2017, that are subjects within this program. Approval is granted on its individual merit and an application process must be undertaken prior to RPL being granted.
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 can choose to enrol in the Professional Certificate course and exclude the Business Study Path. This will decrease your course fees overall and also reduce your study hours by approximately 2 months.
Contact us for more information.