Foundations of Health and Wellness Coaching (Level 1 & 2)

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Discover the foundational theories, principles and fundamentals of coaching psychology and learn the practical application skills and specific tools you need to start running coaching sessions in this 2-part online coaching program.

Next course... May/June Intensive

Fast track through our Level 1 and 2 Foundations level courses in just 1 to 2 weeks with our upcoming May/June Intensive. 

Enrol TODAY and receive access to the Coaching Level 1 unit delivered as an online, self-guided video program – (6-8 hours study). Complete this  prior to attending Level 2 as two x half day webinars facilitated by a WCA trainer on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June 2024 (9am to 12.30pm daily). Final date you can register is May 1.

Use Discount code 20%L1-2 to receive a 20% off. Discounted Price only $640

Your coach training journey begins….

Study Method

Blend online self-guided, video program (Level 1) and 2 x half day weekend webinars (Level 2)

Start Date

Register at anytime and check the close date for the month you wish to attend the live webinars. Receive immediate access to the first self guided video program (Level 1)

Student Suitability

No pre-requisites

Course Fee

Normally $800. Use Discount code 20%L1-2 to receive a 20% off. Discounted Price $640.

Becoming a coach requires formal training in the skills and techniques that allow them professional recognition. Start your training journey and discover the power of coaching as a way of enhancing both personal and professional relationships and facilitating behaviour change in others.

Foundations of Health and Wellness Coaching (Level 1 & 2) is a 2-part coaching program that combines both foundation theory learning and practical application skills you need to gain an understanding of how coaching can enhance your work.

Level 1 introduces you to the evidence based theories and models while focusing on the foundational principles and fundamentals of coaching psychology and how you can use these to connect, engage and empower people to change.

Level 2 is where you’ll start putting your theoretical learning into practice and start honing your coaching skills. This ‘live’, trainer-led course involves intensive and practical coach training where you’ll learn the critical skills for connecting clients to their deeper motivators for change, pinpointing their priorities and exploring their readiness to change for different areas of wellbeing.

How it is delivered

  1. Complete Level 1 as an online, self-guided video program – approx. 6-8 hours duration.  Split into 8 easy to follow sections, each section comes  complete with video, section text and practical activities.
  2. Undertake Level 2 as two x half day webinars facilitated by a WCA trainer on Saturday and Sunday – 9am to 12.30pm daily for the webinar dates chosen in your online enrollment.

Who this course is for:

Level 1 and 2 will enable you to:

Industry Body Accreditation - Continuing Education Credits/hours

19.25 core competencies & 2.25 Resource Development

16 CEC’s

16 CPD’s

5 PDPs

8 CPEs

30 CPEs

15 CPD’s

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Enrol Upcoming Intensives

Choose to enrol in the next available intensive or book well in advance to secure your place for a future intensive simply by selecting the webinar dates in the drop down options during enrolment. You will receive immediate access to the first Coaching Level 1 online program to complete prior to your chosen Coaching Level 2 live webinars dates. 

All webinars are held from 9am to 12.30pm Sydney local time on the dates detailed below. You must attend both webinars (Saturday and Sunday).


–   June 2024 – Weekend webinars held Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June. Final date for registrations – May 29.
–   July 2024 – Weekend webinars held Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July. Final date for registrations – July 10.
–   August 2024 – Weekend webinars held Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August. Final date for registrations – August 7.
–   September 2024 – Weekend webinars held Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September. Final date for registrations – Sept 11.
–   October 2024 – Weekend webinars held Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October. Final date for registrations – Oct 1.
–   November 2024 – Weekend webinars held Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November. Final date for registrations – Nove 13.
–   December 2024 – Weekend webinars held Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December. Final date for registrations – December 4.

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.

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.

Once enrolled you must complete the Level 1 online video program prior to the Level 2 webinar course you have selected when enrolling online. Once you have attached the Level 2 webinar sessions, 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.


"Health and Wellness Coaching skills is “the missing ingredient” that takes one-dimensional fitness programs and creates a model of lifestyle modification for clients. At Willows Health and Lifestyle Centre we decided to put our whole team through the training program - from our front office team right through to our exercise physiologists. They not only thoroughly enjoyed the training but were able to implement new skills immediately. Our members are now engaged in owning their lifestyle transition journeys, our entire team uses a coaching paradigm in their daily work and we have no need for a specific sales team”
Troy Morgan
I attended a workshop at an ICF conference presented by Fiona Cosgrove and immediately saw that your training was ground in habit change. None of the coach specific training I had done to date had addressed that context for coaching. After undertaking Level 1 and 2, I now have conceptual tool or lens as I prefer to call it that I can look at a client through, namely resistance to change and readiness for change. Now that I do look through this lens I have a way to hold up the mirror and sometimes hypothesise (with permission) about what might be happening for a client if they are stuck in some way.
Jill Danks
I really enjoyed Level 1 and 2. It has certainly helped me identify areas for my own growth. The coach trainer was excellent during Level 2 delivery and I found it extremely helpful how he referred to specific challenges faced as a fitness professional. I’m planning lots of practise prior to studying Level 3, which is definitely in my future plans. I would highly recommend Wellness Coaching Australia.
Keryn Salzmann
I want to tell you how much this program changed my life. I didn't realise how much I would enjoy the skills taught to me over the weekend in the Wellness Coaching 1 and 2. Within hours I could see how wellness coaching works when things like counselling doesn't and 'expert' care isn't necessarily long-lasting. I was totally empowered and inspired to make gradual changes to my life. It left me feeling confident and content with baby steps that I knew were achievable. I also witnessed Fiona do what she does best. Her sincere care for others and genuine love of coaching and teaching is amazing. It rubbed off on me and I aspire to be as good as that. I practiced on my flatmate and she was so impressed after one session - So many realisations were had for her. It affected me and all my relationships have improved as a result. I can't thank you enough.
Keryn Salzmann