Frequently Asked Questions

When can I enrol?

As the course is delivered online, you can enrol and start learning immediately. You will be sent login details so that you can undertake the course at your own pace from wherever you are – at home, at work, on holidays or anywhere you have access to the web.

What’s the course about?

The ‘Certificate In Life Coaching’ provides you with the skills and experience to start a career in life coaching either as an addition to your current role or as a separate business opportunity. The course covers aspects of human behaviour and motivation to give you a greater understanding of people, how they think and how they act (or react), what motivates them and what makes them afraid of change. You will be provided with a Toolbox of Templates to get you started including a design for your first and subsequent coaching sessions.

How is the course run?

The course is delivered online with the Australian Institute of Coaching organisations. You will receive all your learning materials via email and have access to the same materials online. You have access to a team of full-time educators and student support administrators to assist you in your studies via telephone and email. During the course, you need to take on two coaching clients so that you can apply the theory learned throughout the course to real life situations. You are required to keep and submit for assessment a journal of 6 sessions with these two individual clients over the period of your training. Once you are deemed ‘Competent’ by the course assessor, this completes the requirements for graduation.

Where are the classrooms?

There are no classrooms. All your theoretical learning is conducted online. If you need support, a dedicated education and student support team are available to answer your queries by phone or email. They are there to help you walk through any difficult parts of your study, and set you back on the right path. They are only a phone call or email away.

What times are telephone and email assistance provided?

Telephone and email assistance is provided during business hours Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. You will receive a response to your query that same day or if not possible, within 24 hours (weekends excepted).

How much time does the course take to complete?

The course consists of 6 subjects which take up to 12 hours each to complete (a total of 72 hours). Depending on your circumstances e.g. whether you can devote full-time or part-time, you may complete the course in as little as 12 weeks.

How much time do I have to complete the course?

Students have up to 12 months to complete the course. However if your circumstances change during that period, or there are exceptional reasons why you need to take longer, an application for extension can be made. But there are no guarantees, so you need to progress as fast as you can to complete the course in 12 months.

Will I get a qualification at the end?

Yes you certainly do! A ‘Certificate In Life Coaching’ will be issued to you by you on our behalf the Australian Institute of Coaching. 

Is the course Government Accredited / Nationally Recognised?

There are no government standards regulating Life Coaching. This is why the Australian Institute of Coaching has been established – to raise the standard and improve the profile of life coaching in Australia. Therefore, as a non-accredited course, FEE-HELP is not available for our students. However, the course has been designed so that you can quickly develop your skills as a life coach as you learn, and start to make some money so you can pay off your course as quickly as possible over the time you are studying.

Can I make a living from Life Coaching?

Yes, you can definitely make Life Coaching your business or use your life coaching skills to enhance your career. As your client list grows it can become your sole occupation. Alternately you can value-add to your current clients (e.g. if you are a personal trainer, hairdresser, beautician or similar occupation) and earn extra income to increase your wealth. If you are employed, life coaching skills are a definite advantage when you are interacting with your boss and co-workers, and indeed may lead to better promotion prospects or engagement in a section such as the Employee Relations Department.

When can I start in my own business?

You can start Life Coaching in your own business as soon as you have completed the coaching skills units of study (i.e. after 5 units have been completed).

How do I find Clients?

There are a number of ways to find and retain clients. You will complete the course with the knowledge of how to prepare a marketing plan and then it is up to you to put it into action. These practical workshops will hone your skills and give you added confidence in your ability to market your business and obtain sales.

What are the methods of payment for the course?

We accept Visa, MasterCard and Direct Transfers for the course tuition.

Is there a payment plan option?

Yes there certainly is. Please ask us about this when we speak. However the payment plan is not available with special offers.

What is Australian Institute of Coaching (AIC)?

The Australian Institute of Coaching is an organisation dedicated to raising the standard and improving the profile of life coaching in Australia. It is a membership organisation which provides ongoing professional development and access to resources and other life coaches working in the industry. It assists life coaches in developing their skills as a coach, and shows you how to make the most of your training experience. As one of the most influential industry voices, the Australian Institute of Coaching offers you the opportunity to continue to develop your skills and become more confident in your ability to help others achieve their goals.

As a student, you are given immediate membership of the Australian Institute of Coaching for no membership fee in the first year. This entitles you to receive our e-Newsletters and Life Coaching Magazine. You are able to enrol for workshops and events conducted in a capital city near you, to meet and network with other Life Coaches, share with them and learn from them.

Industry consultation

AIC has been developed in response to expressed industry need for good quality training in life coaching focused on improving the standard and raising the profile of life coaches in Australia. The course has been developed by professionals in consultation with industry experts. The online course is supported by practical workshops and other industry events to improve your skills as a coach facilitate networking and allow you to learn from other life coaches, thereby increasing your ability to market and grow your client base.

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