This specialised Open Colleges course provides training in the principles and concepts that underpin life coaching, a practice which focuses on equipping yourself and others with the tools and skills required for personal and professional growth.
You will learn about managing emotions, identifying and setting goals, and issues surrounding self-esteem, beliefs and expectations. Deeper coaching skills will explore intuition, representational systems and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). The course also provides guidance for establishing a life coaching practice, including strategies for identifying a target market, drawing up a business plan, marketing and promotion.
- Course number
- Course duration
- Max 18 months
- Course fees from
- $48.21 per week
- Open Colleges Certificate
- Delivery mode
- Nationally recognised
4 multiple choice assessments, 1 written assessment
- Awarded By
- Open Colleges
Introduction to coaching
- What is coaching?
- Four key principles of coaching
- How coaching works
The art of coaching I
- Managing your emotional state
- Identifying and setting goals
- Limiting beliefs and expectations
- Exploring and achieving goals
- Powerful questions
The art of coaching II
- Developing deeper coaching skills
- Using intuition
- Supportive feedback
- Working with representational systems
- Neuro-linguistic programming
- Problem solving
- Coaching ethics
- Continuous professional development
- Health and safety
- Mental health
Building a successful coaching practice
- Set your career goals
- Deciding on your target market
- What is your ideal working life?
- What kind of a coach do you want to be?
- Developing your business plan
- Promoting your coaching practice
- Marketing communications
- Selling techniques
- Introduction to coaching
Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.
Minimum age of 16 years. If you are under 18 your application must be signed by a parent or guardian.
Students will need access to a computer and the internet. For students who do not have access to either a computer or the internet please contact a student support officer to discuss alternative methods of communication.
Minimum specifications for the computer are:
- Microsoft Office 2003 or equivalent, and
- Microsoft Windows 98, or
- Mac OS X, and
- CD-ROM drive.
Students will also need access to a printer and the following applications:
- Adobe Acrobat Reader and
- Macromedia Flash player.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language and you did not complete the last two years of secondary education in English, you are required to provide evidence of English language competency before enrolling into the course. Examples of appropriate evidence are listed below:
IELTS Overall score of 5.5 TOEFL 530 (paper), 197 (computer) or 71 (internet) 12 months in English-speaking employment Testimonial, statutory declaration
There are no additional requirements for this course.
Upon completion of this course, you will have developed a better understanding of the subject area and be able to put your new skills into practice.
Helen Russell-Jones is a qualified fitness instructor and personal trainer with a post-graduate Diploma in Clinical Nutrition.
She has previously lectured at the Australian College of Natural Therapies on subjects including sports nutrition, exercise therapy and health issues.
- The Coaching Manual textbook
- Lined notebook
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