Enhance your skills as a mental health practitioner with the Psychosocial Recovery Coach live online short course. Designed for newly appointed or aspiring mental health professionals, this course prepares you to effectively support individuals with psychosocial disabilities. Learn to collaborate with clients, their families, and carers, helping them navigate daily challenges and achieve their recovery goals. 

Skills you’ll learn

  • Time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Empathy skills
  • Psychosocial coaching skills
  • Emotional intelligence skills
  • Brief overview of NDIS

Location options

  • Online

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.

Course prerequisites

Course participants are required to be Australian residents aged 18 or over.

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

Developed by Swinburne educators with NDIS industry partners specialising in psychosocial recovery programs.  Our introductory short course to psychosocial recovery coaching was created for people who are new to the role and/or people wanting to build on their existing skills. The course is delivered online in an active and participatory format via our CANVAS learner management system. A webcam and microphone are required. The instructor leads online training sessions provide the opportunity for you to bring your own experience and knowledge to share as you reflect, refine and practice specialist recovery coaching skills.

Guided by the NDIS Guidelines for Psychosocial Recovery Coaching, this live online short course includes topics such as recovery orientated practice, strengths based, collaborative and trauma-informed care. It also includes essential knowledge about NDIS language and plans, and how to marry these with Recovery Plans, alongside real world case studies. Uniquely however, the short course also focuses on the theory and practice of coaching skills and how these can be applied ‘skilfully’ to recovery practice.

Our course will cover:

  • What is psychosocial Recovery Coaching?
  • Recovery-oriented language
  • Lived and learned experience
  • Building, maintaining, and repairing the therapeutic relationship
  • Trauma-informed coaching vs trauma-therapy
  • GROW framework
  • Stages of Change - motivational interviewing
  • Risk and crisis management
  • Working with stakeholders
  • Introduction to the NDIS
  • NDIS participant journey
  • Support coordination vs Psychosocial Recovery Coaching
  • Understanding, implementing, and changing participants’ NDIS plans
  • Surviving and thriving as a Psychosocial Recovery Coach
x units
Short course

Your units

Units of study Unit code
Core units
Psychosocial Recovery Coach
Core unit

2024 fees

Full fee* ($AUD)


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.

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  • 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.

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Upcoming dates
Psychosocial Recovery Coach (HESC)
19 - 26 July 2024
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Psychosocial Recovery Coach (HESC)
13 - 20 September 2024
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Psychosocial Recovery Coach (HESC)
22 - 29 November 2024
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Upcoming events
Open Day 2024