The Graduate Certificate in Organisational Coaching is an advanced qualification that provides you with the practical skills to become an effective leader and organisational coach. This course enables you to apply coaching skills in organisational coaching contexts. You’ll learn how to identify workforce opportunities, develop strengths, and close skills’ gaps to deliver a competitive team. Course content and assignments can be integrated into your existing role or organisation.  

This is a nationally approved vocational course that is recognised throughout Australia.

  • Nationally recognised training
    Nationally recognised training

Upgrade your skills

  • Organisational coaching
  • Leader as coach
  • Leadership

Learning outcomes

  • Learn the difference between coaching, consulting, and mentoring
  • Learn how to design coaching sessions
  • Learn how to establish trust, manage progress and accountability, overcome resistance, and lead focus sessions for success
  • Determine the coaching needs for both an organisation and a worker
  • Establish the coaching agreement and evaluate the coaching outcomes based on the parameters set in the agreement
  • Establish truly collaborative partnerships with clients and supporting their developmental needs, as they build capability and enhance their performance
  • Provide strategic leadership during times of dynamic change

Stretch your career further

Students can enhance their career opportunities by gaining additional leadership and management skills – an important asset in a today’s complex and changing business environment. The below examples demonstrate the types of roles graduates can attain.

  • Organisational Coach
  • Executive Coach
  • Senior manager
  • Organisational trainer

Key codes

International student visa

International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.

Professional endorsement

 International Coach Federation

The Graduate Certificate in Organisational Coaching is accredited with the International Coach Federation (ICF) which is the premium international professional body for coaches.

Swinburne University of Technology has been recognised as a Level 2 ICF Accredited Coaching Education Provider by the ICF. The Graduate Certificate in Organisational Coaching program has been approved with 135 coaching hours to meet the L2/Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) requirements of the ICF.

The program has been specifically designed to meet the ICF Core Competencies and Code of Ethics.

Please note: Graduates pursuing PCC credentials must fulfil ICF coaching experience requirements.

Chartered Management Institute

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is a chartered professional body dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence.

Professionals who successfully complete the assessment for the Lead strategic transformation unit as part of the Graduate Certificate in Applied Business will qualify for the internationally recognised Level 7 Strategic Leadership Certificate and access to the Chartered Manager designation – the highest level of leadership recognition, via the Institute’s alliance with CMI UK.

A CMI designation can increase employability, is internationally recognised, can open doors to making stronger professional connections, and can improve management skills and strategic thinking via the ongoing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) process.

Institute of Managers and Leaders

The Institute of Managers and Leaders (IML) has been supporting leaders and managers for over 75 years by offering professional accreditations (Chartered Manager), events, business tools, online resources and more.

Participants who enrol into the Lead strategic transformation unit automatically gain access to an affiliate Membership to the IML for the duration of their studies (up to 5 years) plus 12 months.

Why Swinburne?

Delivered by facilitators who are industry experts

Participant course training manual

Live Online delivery allows you to do the course from anywhere

Access to our team of Customer Development Advisors

Live Online Delivery

Our Live Online delivery

Our Live Online delivery is a dynamic, engaging and interactive way to learn remotely. It’s just like face-to-face but with the added benefits of digital technology. Your facilitator will present in real-time, and you will be able to participate in group discussions and collaborate on exercises and group activities using our interactive platforms.


Standard entry

A recognised bachelor degree as well as three years of managerial work experience.

Non-graduate entry

A recognised diploma as well as five years of managerial work experience.

Admission requirements

Meeting the minimum entry requirements for the course does not guarantee an offer of a place. See admission requirements for general information about the admission process.

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

Need to undertake an English assessment for entry?

A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) can now be done at our Hawthorn campus.

Credit transfer

Credit transfer is the recognition of academic credits gained through formal study (i.e. units of competency) completed either at another institute or in another qualification. The total amount of credit will vary from individual to individual, based on the unit/s that have been successfully completed. 

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows students to gain credit (advanced standing) towards their course in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Finding your fit

At Swinburne, we recognise that not one size fits all. If this course doesn’t meet all your study criteria, check out these alternatives.

How credit points work

To achieve the full coaching qualification, participants are required to successfully complete four units comprising three core units, plus one listed elective unit.

Core units
Elective units
Graduate certificate
Course outline
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Your units

Units of study Unit code
Core units
Provide coaching in the workplace
Core unit
Evaluate coaching needs and interventions
Core unit
Apply professional coaching practices
Core unit
Lead strategic transformation
Elective unit, 80.0 credit points

Course delivery

Live Online

Live online delivery is just like face-to-face but with the added benefits of digital technology. Your facilitator will present in real time, and you will be able to participate in group discussions and collaborate on exercises and group activities using our interactive platforms.


Students will be given six weeks to complete their assessment(s) and submit assessments online via Swinburne’s Learning Management System, Canvas.

Assessor Guidance Session

Each cluster of the program embeds a personalised guidance session tailored to the learner’s needs. This key checkpoint in the blended framework provides the opportunity to clarify understanding, ask questions, and ensures learners are on track for successful course completion.

Workplace delivery

This course (or units from it) can be tailored to industry delivery within the workplace for groups of eight or more students. Students may enrol in the course at any stage during the year. Students have the chance to select from a range of dates for elective units to determine the duration of their course.

2024 fees

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2024 fees

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Fees are estimates only

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. These fees apply for units studied in 2024 only and may change for units studied in future years. If part-time study is permitted, annual fees will be proportionally lower based on the number of units taken per semester.

Fees are estimates only

The indicative course fees shown apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. International tuition fees are generally inclusive of Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

How do I pay my fees?

You can pay your Swinburne fees in person, via credit card, BPAY, or at Australia Post. Check to see if loans and employer sponsored training are also available.

International students need to pay tuition fees up-front by the relevant due date. You can find the due dates on your Statement of Account.

To pay your fees:

  • log in to My Financials
  • check your Australian bank account details are correct 
  • check your Statement of Account to see how much you owe 
  • pay using your preferred payment method.

Employer sponsored training

Many organisations are more than willing to help employees build on their skills and knowledge through professional development opportunities. In some circumstances, employers may be able to assist you in your professional development by sponsoring all or part of your fees.

Apply through an agent

Most international students use an education agent to help them through the application process. Swinburne has agents all over the world that can help you with your application to study. Search for a Swinburne representative in your country. If your country is not listed, please contact us.

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Register your interest

To register your interest and request an application form you can submit our online enquiry form. Alternatively, you can call us on 1800 633 560, or email us at edge@swinburne.edu.au with the relevant information.

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Start dates

The dates shown indicate when the unit Lead strategic transformation commences. Students are eligible to commence this course during one of the other units if desired. Please see timetables further down for more information on all unit dates. 

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Course timetables

2024 Graduate Certificate in Organisational Coaching
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