Certificate IV in Life Coaching Practice

Certificate IV in Life Coaching Practice(Course Code: 11082NAT)

The Certificate IV in Life Coaching Practice is Australia's most popular coaching qualification. It has been carefully designed to develop your theoretical understanding of coaching principals and enhance your practical application of coaching skills. The Certificate IV in Life Coaching Practice provides a sound basis upon which you can commence your life coaching career and continue onto further coaching studies making it the ideal entry level qualification into the coaching industry.

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Why study this course with us?

Our Certificate IV in Life Coaching Practice will help expand on your natural qualities and ability to support, motivate and empower others.
Graduate Job Ready
Graduate Job Ready

You will have developed the skills and mastered the techniques to be a highly competent and effective Life Coach

Study on your own terms with Flex-Learning
Study on your own terms with Flex-Learning

Have complete control over your own study schedule with full-time, part-time and selfpaced study options

Skills Workshops and FREE weekly Webinars
Skills Workshops and FREE weekly Webinars

Join interactive study groups presented by your accredited coaching advisor and refine your skills through a series of workshops

Enhance your knowledge with our Specialty Streams
Enhance your knowledge with our Specialty Streams

Gain a higher level of practical and theoretical knowledge in specific high demand fields of coaching

Accredited Life Coaching Training

Our accredited course – the Certificate IV in Life Coaching Practice – contains sufficient coach-specific training hours to enable graduates to apply for an ICF credential through the ICF Portfolio Path. (If completing all practical assessments through the online workshop method).

The Certificate IV in Life Coaching Practice is a nationally recognised training program which has been recognised as an accredited course by the Australian Skills Quality Authority. A recognised training qualification indicates to employers and the general public that the knowledge and competencies you have acquired throughout the program are relevant and specific to the occupation of Life Coaching. Completion of a recognised training qualification is a substantial achievement signified by the awarding of a formal Qualification certificate.

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Key Course Information

10 Units

9-12 months (full time)

8 Practical Assessments

Full & Part time / Self-paced


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Course Structure

Unit of Competency


Overview of Unit


Establish and work within a structural life coaching framework

This unit introduces the skills and knowledge required to work within a life coaching framework with clients on life coaching issues.


Facilitate change through life coaching#

The life coaching model is introduced with the process of coachee change being explored in this unit.


Apply life coaching interview skills#

Communication and interview techniques, and stages within the life coaching interview are examined within this unit.


Apply the solution focused approach in life coaching#

This unit covers how to use the techniques of the solution focused approach to support coaches.


Apply the cognitive behavioural approach in life coaching#

This unit explores applying the techniques of the cognitive behavioural approach in the coaching relationship.


Apply neuro-linguistic programming in life coaching#

Assessing and responding to coaching client needs using the skills and techniques of NLP is studied in this unit.


Reflect on and improve own professional practice

This unit covers the essential skills to evaluate your own coaching work through reflection and professional development.


Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures#

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to identify and comply with legal and risk management requirements of running a coaching business.


Research and develop business plans#

This unit focuses on developing an integrated business plan for achieving coaching business goals and objectives.


Market new business ventures#

This unit covers establishing clear marketing strategies to monitor and improve a business’ performance.

Progress through your course is achieved by completing each units assessment book and associated practicals (by online workshop, video or private assessment).

Students must complete practicals by Online Workshop method to be eligible for ICF Credentialing through the ICF Portfolio Path.

# - These units require a practical demonstration of skills.

Specialty Streams

The Institute of Life Coaching offer 6 optional specialty streams to choose from:

Executive Coaching

Business Coaching

Workplace Coaching

Health & Wellness Coaching

Career Coaching

Life Cycle Coaching

About Executive Coaching

The Executive Coaching Specialty Stream provides a framework for coaches to work with executives within the corporate arena. Executives seek coaching for a variety of reasons including enhancing their time management skills, improving their motivation, managing stress levels, encouraging innovative thinking and advancing their leadership skills. Assisting an executive in maintaining a greater degree of balance between their work and personal life is also a common coaching scenario.

Your Study Support System

The Institute is proud to set the benchmark for service and support in Coaching Education. We have set ourselves the goal: "To provide the highest standard in coaching education and support services in the industry".

My.LCI e-Campus

A comprehensive and easy to navigate virtual campus on the web gives you the option to submit assessment via email, access practical workshop timetables for each State, contact your Coaching Advisers to ask a question and network with other students through the community forum.

Student Network

You can also elect to be a part of an active student network where you can communicate via phone or email with other local students and become part of an active study group or form a study partnership with someone you connect with.

Student Assistance Hotline

A dedicated national Study Assistance Hotline that puts you in direct contact with a team of accredited Coaching Advisers who are on hand Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (EST) to support and guide you on your way to the successful completion of your coaching qualification.

Student Fulfilment Centres

Each Student Fulfilment Centre is staffed with motivated, friendly team members and coaching advisors to support you through your course. Student Fulfilment Centres are located in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth and assessment supervisors in Hobart, Darwin, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.

Course Investment

Our Certificate IV in Life Coaching Practice is one of the most competitively priced life coaching qualifications available in Australia.

If you decide to pay for your course upfront you will enjoy a substantial discount, and you can concentrate on your studies without thinking about further payments.

If you would prefer to spread your payments, you can take advantage of our monthly payment plans.

Save more when you choose to pay upfront

Certificate IV in Life Coaching Practice
Course Only

A$3,190 (save A$650)

Certificate IV in Life Coaching Practice
+ 1 Specialty Stream*

A$3,785 (save A$1,015)

Certificate IV in Life Coaching Practice
+ 2 Specialty Streams*

A$4,380 (save A$1,060)

Certificate IV in Life Coaching Practice
+ 3 Specialty Streams*

A$4,975 (save A$1,105)

*   Investment indicated for Specialty Streams includes GST.

** Course contains 8 practical assessments ($140 each, not included in course cost). These practicals can also be completed online (via Zoom/Skype), by uploading a video demonstration, or by having a private assessor assess your skills. The same fee applies irrespective of assessment option.

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