Overview

The Executive Coaching Program provides you with the unique skills to become an executive coach, which you can then immediately apply in the workforce. 

As a participant in this program, you'll learn to create a positive culture through strategically coaching a leadership team to excellence.

The Executive Coaching Program has been designed to meet the needs of professionals who may seek accreditation with the International Coach Federation (ICF), which is the premium international professional body for coaches.

Skills you’ll learn

  • Adaptability
  • Empathy and sympathy
  • Critical thinking
  • Effective communication

Learning outcomes

  • Learn the difference between coaching, consulting and mentoring, and how to design coaching sessions
  • Learn how to establish trust, manage progress and accountability, overcome resistance, and lead focus sessions for success
  • Develop skills to create coaching programs and interventions
  • 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

Location options

Professional endorsement

International Coach Federation

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

The Graduate Certificate in Organisational Coaching program has been approved with 135 coaching hours to meet the Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) requirements of the ICF.

ACTP programs are approved by the ICF because they align with the ICF Core Competencies and ICF Code of Ethics and count toward the coach training requirements of ICF certification.

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

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.

Admissions

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.

Successful completion of Australian Year 12, or equivalent overseas qualification.

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) is the process of transferring the skills and knowledge that you have acquired over your lifetime (irrespective of how they were obtained) against the requirements of the unit.  

RPL is an assessment process that requires you to provide evidence that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of the unit/s. The amount and types of evidence you will need to provide will depend on the unit requirements.

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.

Course structure

The Executive Coaching Program consists of two core units of the Graduate Certificate in Organisational Coaching program.

Participants receive two units credited towards the Graduate Certificate in Organisational Coaching.

2
Core units
=
Short course

Your units

Units of study Unit code
Core units
Provide coaching in the workplace
Core unit, 60.0 credit points
GOCPCW801
Evaluate coaching needs and interventions
Core unit, 60.0 credit points
GOCENI802

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.

Assessment

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

Full fee* ($AUD)

$6,850

2024 fees

Fees are estimates only

Fees published on this page are estimates only and are subject to change depending on individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. The above fees apply for units studied in 2024 only and may change for units studied in future years. There may be additional costs related to learning material and equipment.

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.

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.

Course code
SS-EXECCOA
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Course timetables

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