This unit allows students to develop their coaching practices through a step-by-step approach to applying the detailed knowledge gained in the prerequisite unit (Psychology, Behaviour & Wellbeing). You will put into practice many of the coaching skills covered in the prior unit as well as build a solid foundation for working with clients in a safe, effective, but engaging manner. As you progress you will build various case studies, starting out gently to finally undertaking a full case study. You will gain the confidence to work clients to explore areas of concern and stages of change, using tools to support clients to move beyond ambivalence so they can create visions and goals, along with action plans to live their life in full wellbeing. Students are provided with a wide array of tools in the course 'tool kit' so you don't need to 'recreate the wheel' when you start out. The unit starts out simply, then fleshes out every step and brings it all back to a user-friendly application in the real world. The practical tasks assimilate the assessment tasks you are building your skills and learning along the way.
Ideal for those in the health, fitness and wellbeing industry, including nurses, personal trainers, nutritionists, dietitians, naturopaths and coaches. This unit is the second of 3 units in the Professional Certificate of Wellbeing Management, ideal for health and fitness professionals with current industry insurance.
COURSE DURATION, PRICING & DELIVERY
Standard online - $525AUD You will have access to all workbooks, study guides, tool kits, readings and assessment documents via the student learning system in pdf format so you can take the course with you where ever you are without lugging around text books. You also have the option to purchase further Coaching Tool Kits to use with your clients.
15 Fitness Australia CECs (Applies to certificates issued on or before 30/5/2022) - You must be registered Personal Trainer in order to attain these CECs.
By conversion of CECs = 3 PDPs Physical Activity Australia
20 REPs NZ CPD points
May assist nurses and midwives in achieving the requisite hours of continuing development required by the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) for your annual renewal of your authority to practice
Additional options coming soon in relation to complimentary health
The importance of self-efficacy in health behaviour change
The purpose of benchmarks and valid measurements in evidence-based health coaching practices
The role of a Wellbeing Assessment in a coaching model
Reflect coaching skills to support clients through ambivalence
Effective use of motivational interviewing techniques and explain its aims
Benefits of using a decisional balance sheet
Methods to support and encourage clients to engage in 'change talk'
The AGAR approach to a coaching session
Relevance of exploring areas of concern
Readiness for change
Motivational interviewing and using OARS
Supporting clients in creation of their vision statement that covers the essential elements
Effective and relevant goal setting - SMART, iGROW and using rewards
Processes of change, how change happens
Importance of strategy provision in supporting positive health behaviour change
Coaching tools to assist the change process
Benefits of reflection and review in health coaching practices
Effective, client-centered engaging coaching skills that reflect ICF competencies
Scope of practice, referrals and red flags
Duty of care
Assessment tasks: You are required to complete four practical assessments in this unit, they will form the bulk of your time in this unit:
Peer-to-peer session that gently starts you out with coaching from curiosity and coaching questioning. Your task here is to set aside any need to solve problems, to hold others to your expectations, to let go of any need to be right or to judge, and importantly to hold the silence for client as they process their thoughts and feelings. You and your peer will take turns at being coached and at coaching. To complete the task you'll sharing your reflections on your experience by answering a short set questions which you'll gain personalised feedback on.
Connection coaching session is a live small group session of just 3-4 students to get your coaching mojo and ask all those questions you have in your mind. Your participation is all that is required.
Pro bono sessions you can undertake with your peer if you've struck up a connection, a student-coach from the study group, or someone from your network. You'll record your session (with permission), watch it back and submit a reflection (not the recording) of your coaching for feedback.
lastly, you'll upload your coaching log of these sessions to complete this subject.
The time allocation is made up of research and review for preparation, carrying out the practical work and preparing and submitting relevant documentation and tasks. All designed to enhance your understand, not stress you out.