Diploma of Life Coaching

Join one of the world’s most fulfilling professions.

Life Coaching is a truly exciting and rewarding field. The practical knowledge and skills you’ll gain through this course will be applicable to all aspects of your life. Life Coaching can be utilised across most fields. It affords you numerous career opportunities, either employed or self−employed. 

The Campus Diploma of Life Coaching will teach you to work with individuals and teams to improve their performance and assist them excel. The course integrates cutting-edge human performance research and strategies, preparing you to work in this highly desired and exciting field.

Benchmarked
Course
This course is benchmarked against the accredited AQF qualification.
Multi-Choice
Assessments
The assessment for each unit is completed via our online learning portal using multiple choice questions.
Video Learning
Material
This program contains video components to assist and enhance your learning experience.
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Our team of Education Advisors will assist with your academic queries.
Tutor
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Dedicated tutors are available to assist with your studies.
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Qualification
On successful completion of your program, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
Up-front payment

$1,495.00

Payment Plan

$325.00 x 6

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Coursework Provider
Coursework for this program is provided by Estrada College.
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Course Delivery
Online Self Learning Study anywhere in the world
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Qualification
This is a Benchmarked program (non-AQF accredited award). For more information on Benchmarked programs, please click here.
Duration
Self Paced
Start Date
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Course Inclusions
  • Full Course
  • FREE Super Learner Program
  • FREE Annual Training Credits
  • Statement of Achievement
  • Statement of Academic Record
  • Benchmarked Course™ Explainer

Course Structure

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Unit # Title Benchmarked to
Unit 1 Work within a structured coaching framework LCF401A

Title: Work within a structured coaching framework

Life coaching is an incredibly rewarding profession. This unit provides you with an overview of life coaching. You will learn what coaching is, how it is structured, and the ethical issues that shape the work of coaches. You will also learn the ethical responsibilities and codes of practice associated with coaching. 

Benchmarked to LCF401A

Unit 2 Facilitate change through Life Coaching LCC402A

Title: Facilitate change through Life Coaching

As a life coach, you must work to create a facilitative coaching environment from your very first contact with a coachee and also work to maintain this facilitative environment throughout the coaching process. This unit is designed to provide you with an understanding of, and the ability to use, a life coaching model to help your coachee set and achieve goals. The Life Coaching model is introduced and the mechanisms for facilitating client change are covered. The process of Life Coaching is examined from initial contact with the client through to final session and case closure. 

Benchmarked to LCC402A

Unit 3 Apply communication processes in coaching interviews LCC403A

Title: Apply communication processes in coaching interviews

Effective communication is the heart of the coaching process. In a coach-coachee relationship, you, as the coach, must be competent and respectful in applying appropriate communication strategies and techniques. In this unit you will learn about the processes of communication and the skills that are required to effectively facilitate a coaching relationship. You will also explore potential communication barriers and ways to overcome them. Finally, you will learn about the stages of a coaching interview and the importance of various coaching documentation.

Benchmarked to LCC403A

Unit 4 Examine cognitive approaches to Life Coaching LCC404A

Title: Examine cognitive approaches to Life Coaching

To be an effective life coach it is essential that you are able to apply an appropriate life coaching approach with each individual client. This unit introduces you to two cognitive approaches to life coaching – a neuro-linguistic programming approach and a cognitive behavioural approach. Both of these approaches to coaching focus on changing behaviours by changing cognitive processes. The strengths and limitations of each approach are considered and their suitability in meeting specific coachee needs is examined through application to a range of case study examples.

Benchmarked to LCC404A

Unit 5 Examine contemporary approaches to Life Coaching LCC405A

Title: Examine contemporary approaches to Life Coaching

To be an effective life coach it is essential that you are able to apply an appropriate life coaching approach with each individual client. This unit introduces you to two cognitive approaches to life coaching – a narrative approach and a solution focused approach. The strengths and limitations of each approach are considered and their suitability in meeting specific coachee needs is examined through application to a range of case study examples.

Benchmarked to LCC405A

Unit 6 Apply Neuro Linguistic Programming to Life Coaching LCN501A

Title: Apply Neuro Linguistic Programming to Life Coaching

Coaching with a neuro linguistic programming (NLP) approach helps coachees understand the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of their life experiences and provides tools for changing the way they think and behave. This unit focuses on the key concepts, techniques and applications of neuro linguistic programming that can be applied within coaching practice to facilitate coachee change. You will learn how to apply NLP techniques with success and confidence.

Benchmarked to LCN501A

Unit 7 Apply the Narrative approach to Life Coaching LCN502A

Title: Apply the Narrative approach to Life Coaching

The narrative approach to Life Coaching assists the client 're-author' their life story to focus on the positives rather than the negatives. The approach is valuable in helping clients realise the many successes they have already achieved in their life, which is extremely useful in facilitating client change.  This unit explores the application of narrative concepts in coaching practice. You will explore the major underlying principles of the narrative approach to coaching and learn how to apply these principles to coaching case study scenarios.

Benchmarked to LCN502A

Unit 8 Apply the Solution Focused approach to Life Coaching LCS503A

Title: Apply the Solution Focused approach to Life Coaching

Solution focused techniques such as “the miracle question” and “scaling” can help clients become more self-aware, motivated and focused towards their goals. Due to the nature of coaching, the solution focused approach is highly relevant when working with clients. This unit explores the application of solution focused concepts in coaching practice. You will explore the underlying principles and techniques of solution-focused coaching and learn how to apply these within coaching practice.

Benchmarked to LCS503A

Unit 9 Apply the Cognitive Behavioural approach to Life Coaching LCC504A

Title: Apply the Cognitive Behavioural approach to Life Coaching

Cognitive behavioural coaching (CBC) takes many of the fundamental theories from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) - a widely used counselling approach that focuses on cognitive and behavioural strategies as the central components of therapeutic change - and applies them in a coaching context. The approach centres on altering thinking patterns and challenging cognitive distortions that interfere with clients achieving their goals and getting the most out of their lives. This unit explores the application of cognitive behavioural concepts in coaching practice. You will explore the key concepts, techniques, and practices of the cognitive behavioural approach to coaching and learn how these can be used to facilitate coachee change.

Benchmarked to LCC504A

Unit 10 Apply specialist Life Coaching tools of the trade LCT505A

Title: Apply specialist Life Coaching tools of the trade

Coaching tools are practical exercises that coaches use with coachees, and are designed to facilitate the coaching process by getting the coachee thinking and taking action. This unit is designed to teach you how to develop and apply specialist coaching tools of the trade in order to facilitate coachee change. You will learn about some common tools and how you can adapt and develop tools for use with specific coachee needs. This hands-on unit will give you a head start in development of your coaching resources for your coaching service.

Benchmarked to LCT505A

Unit 11 Manage own professional coaching development LCD406A

Title: Manage own professional coaching development

Evaluating, reflecting on and continually improving your services as a Coach is a necessary aspect of your coaching business. This unit is designed to encourage and inspire you to adopt a reflective practice approach to coaching. This means committing to ongoing professional development and sustaining a curiosity about people, yourself, and the world. In this unit you will explore the practices of self-awareness and self-care as they relate to coaching practice. You will also learn how to write a professional development plan. It is our hope that this unit sparks the beginning of a life-long journey of continual learning, self-understanding, and reflective coaching practice.

Benchmarked to LCD406A

Unit 12 Develop a micro business proposal BSBSMB302A

Title: Develop a micro business proposal

Whether your idea is to set up your first coaching practice, expand an existing practice, introduce a new idea into your workplace, or take advantage of a business opportunity that someone else has proposed to you, it is essential for you to start by determining, as far as possible, whether the business idea has a good chance of success. This unit describes the steps involved in assessing the feasibility of a business opportunity and developing a micro business proposal. Throughout this unit you will examine your own entrepreneurial attitudes and behaviours, learn to analyse business opportunities in relation to your needs and commitments, and identify and assess the risks associated with a business opportunity. You will also learn how to develop a detailed business proposal as well as how to determine the most appropriate method of presentation of the business proposal for different stakeholders.

Benchmarked to BSBSMB302A

Unit 13 Manage legal and risk management requirements of a life coaching business LCL506A

Title: Manage legal and risk management requirements of a life coaching business

When starting your own life coaching practice you need to be aware of relevant laws and regulations surrounding your business. The unit relates to managing the ongoing legal and risk management requirements of a life coaching business. Changes to regulatory, legal, taxation and insurance requirements, and risk management needs of a life coaching business are addressed. The laws and regulations discussed throughout this unit are relevant to Australia.

Benchmarked to LCL506A

Unit 14 Manage life coaching business planning and operations LCB507A

Title: Manage life coaching business planning and operations

Poor strategic management is the most common reason why businesses fail. Many small business failures can be prevented with adequate management of ongoing business planning and strategic operations. The purpose of this unit is to teach you how to evaluate business plans, update business plans, and implement revised business plan strategies. Knowing how to evaluate, review, and update your business plan will help you to better manage your business and will heighten its chance of success.

Benchmarked to LCB507A

Unit 15 Market the small business BSBSMB403A

Title: Market the small business

Your marketing strategy outlines how you are going to attract and maintain customers. Marketing is not just about advertising and selling your services; it is much more than that. You need to clearly identify the service you wish to provide; research and understand the target market; and determine the needs and preferences of your clients. You can then develop a strategy to “sell” your services through advertising and other promotional activities. This unit covers the development and implementation of marketing strategies and the monitoring and improvement of market performance. Its context is micro or small businesses or departments within a larger organisation. 

Benchmarked to BSBSMB403A

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Benchmarked Course or Unit?

A Benchmarked Course is a non-accredited qualification, mapped to its government accredited counterpart. Coursework and course material is the same as the accredited version. As such, learners participate in similar learning experience and have the opportunity to acquire similar outcomes.

Why study a Benchmarked Course instead of an accredited course?

A Benchmarked Course provides learners the option to study a course similar to a government accredited program, for a small fraction of the cost. This makes it an ideal option for personal development; professional development; and career development in industries where government accredited qualifications are not required by statutory regulation.

How are courses delivered?

Campus courses are delivered online, with assessments conducted via multiple choice. Courses and Units may also contain optional practical assessments, which may be undertaken at additional cost. Practical assessments add substantial value to the learner experience and are identified on the Statement of Academic Record.

What free inclusions do I get with my course?

Campus courses come packed with some high quality free programs that are extremely relevant to modern learners and those seeking career advancement. All Campus courses, units and specialisations are companioned with the Super Learner and Career Edge programs. The Super Learner program has been developed to assist learners get the most out of their educational experience, using findings from leading global research to show learners better ways to grow your mind, to study and retain information, and to manage your time while staying on track with your goals. The Career Edge program assists those seeking to maximise their career opportunities and set themselves apart.

What are the free training credits?

Campus believes in the philosophy of lifelong learning. To support this philosophy, Campus courses, units and specialisations come with free annual training credits. The number of free credits provided depends on the program/s undertaken and how the credits are applied by the student – the more they are used, the more they are supplied!

Is there a time limit to complete a course?

Campus courses do not have time limits or other constraints. Students are free to engage in their learning entirely at their own pace (assuming they meet their tuition obligations). Campus also supplies its students with free annual training credits in support of its lifelong learning philosophy (the number of free credits provided depends on the course undertaken and how they are utilised).

What if I fail an assessment?

Campus courses and units come pre-packaged with two (2) assessments per unit. This is to maintain academic rigour in the assessment process. If a student fails an assessment, they can undertake a second assessment free of charge (using the second assessment credit). If a student fails the same unit assessment again, they are required to purchase assessment credit to undertake further assessment for the same unit.

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