The Australian College of Applied Professions (ACAP) has been awarded the International Coaching Federation (ICF) accreditation for its excellence in coaching education.
The four-year ICF accreditation applies to ACAP’s Graduate Certificate of Applied Coaching program for 170 program hours of coach-specific training.
This achievement is a result of a rigorous review process and demonstrates that ACAP’s coaching curriculum aligns with the ICF definition of coaching, Core Competencies and Code of Ethics.
Course Leader Associate Professor Be Pannell said the accreditation places ACAP amongst the world’s leading providers of coaching education and provides quality assurance to students.
“The accreditation process ensures that our coaching course meets the expected professional standards and gives students an extra layer of assurance that they will graduate with applied coaching knowledge that can immediately be used in the workplace.
“This means that graduates of the Graduate Certificate of Applied Coaching have met the training standards to apply for certification as an ICF accredited coach.
“It’s encouraging to receive this endorsement from the International Coaching Federation which reaffirms that ACAP are experts in applied education, delivering courses that meet the strict professional standards of accrediting bodies,” Associate Professor Pannell said.
Upholding the integrity of the profession
ICF is the world’s largest organization leading the global advancement of the coaching profession and fostering coaching’s role as an integral part of a thriving society.
Founded in 1995, its 41,000-plus members located in more than 150 countries and territories work toward common goals of enhancing awareness of coaching and upholding the integrity of the profession through lifelong learning and upholding the highest ethical standards.
ACAP’s Graduate Certificate of Applied Coaching is available to study online.