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  • Objectives
    In this course you will explore a range of professional issues in coaching and develop the competencies of an effective coach. Focus is placed on the ethics of coaching. You will learn various tools and techniques, including assessment, evaluation and identification of the core issues in coaching. The training is interactive, allowing you and your fellow students to coach each other to assist in the development of skills. Your learning will be complemented by clinical practice in a professional setting under the supervision of an experienced professional.
  • Entry requirements
    A bachelor degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline plus at least one year of work experience in interpersonal service provision. Applicants without a tertiary degree or equivalent whose professional experience indicates they would benefit from the course are encouraged to apply and will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Academic Title
    Graduate Diploma in Coaching
  • Course description
    Graduate Diploma in Coaching

    GradDipCoaching(Curtin)

    This course is not available to International Onshore Students on Student Visas

    Introduction

    This course is suitable for personnel working in a range of health, educational, management and human service areas. Designed for those seeking the skills to conduct coaching and/or mentoring in a variety of settings including corporate and business settings or with individuals at a personal level. Coaching assists people to set goals and to achieve them.This course provides the theory, techniques and experiential skills to assist with this process.The program encourages professional and personal development and the acquisition of skills and develops professional competence relevant to the practice of coaching and mentoring. The experienced counsellors, coaches and psychologists in the Graduate Diploma in Coaching utilise teaching and learning practicesdesigned to broaden analytical thinking and critical evaluation, synthesise and integrate information, and formulate hypotheses and propose appropriate models for working with non-clinical clients.

    Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

    A bachelor degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent and at least one year fulltime or equivalent work experience in interpersonal service provision. Applicants without a tertiary degree or equivalent but who meet the requirements for tertiary entrance and whose professional experience indicates they would benefit from the course are encouraged to apply and will be considered on a case by case basis. All applicants are required to complete the following : 1. Curtin application for admission and enrolment form ; 2. Provide a recent curriculum vitae including relevant work experience ; 3.Two referee reports ; 4. A certified copy of previous tertiary or other relevant qualifications ; 5. A written statement expressing your reasons for applying to this (no more than 500 words) ; 6. Shortlisted candidates attend an interview. Non standard applications will be considered on merit.

    Specific Requirements

    Applicants for this course should refer to the Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance Section of this publication.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Applications for recognition of prior learning are encouraged from applicants and are assessed on an individual basis.

    Duration and Availabilty

    This fee-paying course is one year full-time or equivalent part-time study. Entry into this course is available at the commencement of each year.

    Course Organisation

    A combination of coursework and a practicum units. Students will be required to complete units delivered in either weekly lectures/seminars, or in intensive workshop format, for example two or three day workshop/seminars held during semester.

    Career Opportunities

    It is expected that graduates will already be employed and will use the skills acquired in their current profession, however opportunities exist for graduates seeking to work as life and/or executive coaches.

    Additional Course Expenses
    Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

    Special Note

    The School of Psychology previously offered a Graduate Diploma in Coaching which shared some units with the Graduate Diploma in Counselling. Approved course changes for the Graduate Diploma in Coaching have re-structured the course to share more units with the Graduate Diploma in Counselling.

    Course Structure Disclaimer
    Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.

    Course Structure                                                                         Hrs/Wk     Credit
    Year 1 Semester 1

    307229     v.1           Counselling Professional Practice 667                  3.0     25.0
    308412     v.1           Psychology of Coaching Fundamentals 511         3.0     25.0
    309086     v.1           Exploring Psychology 501                                              25.0
    311203     v.1           Interpersonal Communications 500                     3.0     25.0
                                                                                                                           100.0

    Year 1 Semester 2

    13639       v.2           Socially Relevant Contexts 663                           3.0     25.0
    311213     v.1           Coaching Practicum 504                                  192.0     50.0
                                     SELECT 1 OPTION                                                         25.0
                                                                                                                          100.0

    Optional Units (No Year Level Specified)     Hrs/Wk     Credit

    306357     v.1           SW 664 - Narrative in Practice                           3.0     25.0
    311202     v.1           Groups Counselling 500                                     3.0     25.0
    5248         v.6           Managerial Leadership 561                               3.0     25.0
    5754         v.5           Facilitation and Group Process Skills 565           3.0     25.0
    5755         v.6           Managerial Effectiveness 571                            3.0     25.0

    NB              See the Course Coordinator for other available options

    Availability
    Year      Location                 Period             All*    
    2009     Bentley Campus     Semester 1     Y                       

    The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

    *The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

    ^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

    #Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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