Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

309080 v.1 Graduate Diploma in Coaching


This course is pending registration for International Onshore Students on Student Visas. Please contact the Curtin International Office to determine availability for International students.


Designed for those seeking the skills to conduct coaching and/or mentoring in the workplace or with individuals at a personal level. Coaching assists people to set goals and to achieve them and this course provides the theory and skills to assist with this process. It encourages professional and personal development and the acquisition of skills that are relevant to the practice of coaching and mentoring.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

Admission to this award program will typically require the satisfactory completion of a degree or a diploma course or its equivalent. An interview will be conducted and referee reports required.

Recognition of Prior Learning

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

Duration and Availability

The course is one year full-time or equivalent part-time study. Units are mixed mode delivery and include blocks and external studies.

Course Organisation

A combination of coursework and practicum units. Some units are delivered by distance, some in blocks and others on a weekly basis. Consult the Course Co-ordinator to determine a sequence of study appropriate to their needs.

Career Opportunities

It is expected that graduates will already be employed and will use the skills acquired in their current profession, however some graduates may set up their own consultancy 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.

Course Structure



Year 1 Semester 1

305398 v.1   Interpersonal Communications 501 3.0 25.0
305401 v.1   Groups Counselling 501 3.0 25.0
308412 v.1   Psychology of Coaching Fundamentals 511 3.0 25.0
309086 v.1   Exploring Psychology 501 3.0 25.0

Year 1 Semester 2

305405 v.1   Interpersonal Communication 502 3.0 25.0
309081 v.1   Coaching Practicum 502 3.0 25.0
Optional units (No year level specified) Hrs/Wk Credits
4689 v.7   Human Resource Development (Work Redesign) 560 3.0 25.0
5754 v.5   Facilitation and Group Process Skills 565 3.0 25.0
5941 v.6   Addiction Studies 501 4.0 25.0
5943 v.5   Addiction Studies 502 4.0 25.0
5945 v.5   Addiction Studies 503 4.0 25.0
11347 v.5   Human Resource Management (Learning and Development) 574 3.0 25.0
11763 v.2   Conflict Resolution Processes 601 3.0 25.0
12669 v.2   The Arts in Counselling 521 3.0 25.0
13589 v.2   Professional Consulting 590 3.0 25.0
305412 v.1   Groups Counselling 502 3.0 25.0
306357 v.1   SW 664 - Narrative in Practice 3.0 25.0
NB See the Course Coordinator for other available options


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 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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