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Study Coaching with The Career Academy and receive an industry-recognised certification.

See what you'll be learning in the Certificate in Life Coaching

Certificate in Life Coaching

This course provides an introduction to the principles of life coaching, what coaching is and what it is not. It will include but not be limited to the differences between life coaching and other similar disciplines, the traits a life coach should possess, the fundamentals of building rapport with a client and why time management is important in coaching.
This course provides an introduction to coaching skills and processes and will include but not be limited to the definition of success and how it differs from client to client, the barriers and facilitators to success and the ways a client may self-sabotage.
This course provides an introduction to Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-bound (SMART) goals, and will include but not be limited to how a coach can use SMART to help clients set goals and how coaches can help their clients reframe failure.
This course will provide an overview of advanced coaching techniques, including but not limited to a look at the T GROW Model and Oscar Model, how to help a client that wants to get fit and healthy develop new habits and how to develop a mind map for an area of life you want to experience progress and find solutions to.
This course will take a close look at change management including but not limited to key change management theories such as the Kubler-Ross cycle and Gestalt methods, the five stages of grief, and how socialisation can help coaches understand their clients
This course will provide an introduction to key time management and productivity principles, including but not limited to the Pareto principle, quality over quantity and how to implement productivity principles in your life and help your clients do the same.
This course will provide an overview of core coaching techniques such as vision planning and visualisation, including but not limited to how to develop a mission statement, how to write a five or ten year plan and how visualisation can help clients relax.
This course will explore how a coach can conduct the perfect coaching environment, including but not limited to how to ensure client safety and comfort, how to create a session plan and ways in which a coach can effectively manage their time.
This course will provide an introduction to the ethical boundaries that coaches must always follow, and will include but not be limited to the meaning of confidentiality and anonymity and how to protect these for clients, the term ‘safeguarding’ and the process to follow when there is a risk of harm to a client, and how to maintain professional boundaries.
This course will explore business principles and how to set up a coaching business, including but not limited to how to carry out market research and develop a business plan, researching digital media resources and social media to develop an advertising plan and how to develop a brand for yourself.

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FAQs about our Coaching courses

There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites to enrol into this course. You can enrol online directly by clicking on “Enrol Now” and follow the prompts. Alternatively, you can enrol over the phone with our friendly student advisors. Give them a call on 080 0342 829 or email them at

This course costs $995 + GST or only $25 per week on a no deposit, interest free payment plan. Click here to get started now.

This course takes approximately 140 hours, and you’ll have up to 6 months to complete. Study in your own time, at your own pace. Most of The Career Academy courses are designed so that you do one module a week. But if life gets busy you can take longer and even apply for a course extension if you need more time.

Upon the completion of this course, you can obtain a job as a Life Coach. These jobs in New Zealand earn approximately $49,218 per year. (Payscale)

Contact a friendly student advisor on 0800 342 829 to find out about potential career outcomes and see where our courses can take you. Employers also constantly approach The Career Academy looking for students and employers also advertise jobs in the Career Centre (available once you enrol). You’ll also receive a FREE CV review.

This qualification is Internationally recognised. Our qualifications are highly sought after by employers around the world and accredited by global industry bodies such as ICOES.

Your course will be delivered through our online learning platform. You can access our online learning platform from any web browser 24/7 so you can work whenever and wherever you want. You can also interact with your tutors and other students within the learning environment. Online learning allows you to make the best use of your time and puts all the resources you need at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates, you can start whenever you are ready. Your tutors and student services will check in on your progress and help you every step of the way.

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Absolutely! You’ve got a 8 day cooling off period (or trial period) at the start of your course. Take that time to look through all your learning material and get a feel for online learning. If you decide the course isn’t for you within the trial period, you’ll get a full money back guarantee less a $50 + GST administration fee.

You should complete a Certificate in Life Coaching which will enable you to become an accredited life coach.

Absolutely! A certified life coach is perfect for those that generally want to learn more about themselves and plan a better life through coaching. a life coach certification will help you to not only set realistic and achievable goals in your own life, but also teach you the essential tools and techniques for coaching others to attain theirs.

You should obtain a Certificate in Life Coaching.

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