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Graduate Certificate of Applied Coaching


The Graduate Certificate in Applied Coaching is a new postgraduate qualification designed to equip you with the leadership skills required to lead organisations and individuals to improve performance and leadership capability and to support them during challenging times.  This course is highly practical, focusing on applied coaching skills in executive and leadership coaching and providing students with the most current, evidence-based theories and techniques.


Degree Name

Graduate Certificate of Applied Coaching

Degree Code


Level of Qualification

Graduate Certificate


Two trimesters, full time or part time equivalent study^

Number of Units

4 units of study 

Study Load

2 units per trimester (total of 4 units)



Award Title

Graduate Certificate of Applied Coaching

^Maximum permitted duration 4 years, subject to regulatory or professional association requirements

Course Sequence


Unit of Study

Credit Points


COAC5006 Fundamentals of Coaching Theory and Practice



COAC5016 Coaching for Professional Wellbeing and Resilience



COAC5026 Coaching for Sustainable Leadership



COAC5036 Applied Coaching Skills


Graduate Attributes

Through their study and professional interactions at ACAP, graduates can expect to develop the specified attributes below.

Graduate Attribute 1: Communicate. Apply effective communication skills with others in diverse contexts and through multiple modalities. 

Graduate Attribute 2: Sustain: Sustain an intentional commitment to maintain currency and further develop knowledge and skills over their lifetime.

Graduate Attribute 3: Think. Apply critical, creative and flexible thinking to contribute and respond constructively across diverse settings.

Graduate Attribute 4: Engage. Engage effectively with contemporary and traditional knowledge across multiple contexts.

Graduate Attribute 5: Wellbeing. Utilise skills and know how to maintain resilience, personal and professional wellbeing when responding to challenges and opportunities

Graduate Attribute 6: Equality. Enact inclusive practices that deliver social justice and equality of opportunity

Graduate Attribute 7: Integrity. Apply integrity and ethical standards to study, research and practice

Graduate Attribute 8: Community. Use teamwork and leadership knowledge and skills to advance teams, groups and communities

Graduate Attribute 9: Global. Apply culturally sensitive professional knowledge and skills to contribute to a sustainable global future