Understand the change process so that you can be an effective catalyst of this process, manage client ambivalence and resistance, create processes for active change and enable client self-monitoring, as well as accrue valuable knowledge to support healthfull attitudes and habits towards eating, and place your clients at the helm of their new direction.

Specifically designed for those working in the health, exercise and/or fitness industry who are looking to better manage the health change process to improve client outcomes. As a professional certificate this program offers sports, fitness and health professionals substantial continuing education points at the same time. Space your learning out over 12 months or complete faster.

Enrolling here will enrol you into our 3-unit starter option with a discount applied.

Start here to enrol into Unit 1: Psychology, Behaviour Change and Wellbeing Management This unit will look closely at the theory that underlines health coaching and wellbeing management, you will gain a understanding of psychology, so you can better understand human behaviour (learning, personality, habits, motivation and decision-making) and the factors that influence it. Effective communications is critical to a successful coaching relationship and you will review areas of active listening, rephrasing, reflection and motivational interviewing as your tools to support clients in making positive health changes. You will look closely at the theories of behaviour change including the most widely used model, the Transtheoretical Model of Change. Through this section you will gain an understanding of what fosters positive change, how to overcome barriers and how to support maintenance of change. Lastly, the unit covers areas of wellbeing including holistic health, the non-diet based approach to healthy eating, stress management and creating life balance.


Unit 2: Physical Emotional & Mental Health an insight into the minimum requirements for movement for good health, along with the opportunity to begin a journey into understanding mental health challenges and how to respond appropriately and support those with such challenges.

This course is currently made up of 3 components:

  1. Principles of Physical Activity – exemption applies if you hold current qualification/insurance in fitness/excericse industry
  2. Emotional Health – BCoached – additional costs, please read full subject description on our website
  3. Mental Health Awareness – exemption applies if you hold a current Mental Health First Aid Certificate

Please call office regarding exemptions BEFORE enrolling into this option


Unit 3: Wellbeing Management and Coaching Practices 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 Change & Wellbeing Management). 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.