Psychosocial Recovery Coach Short Course
2 days of 3 x 2 hr LIVE on-line sessions per day (9am-4pm) May intake - 26 May and 2 June; July intake - 28 July and 4 August; October intake - 6 & 13 October; December intake - 1 & 8
Online (May, July, October, December) - View application and start dates
Course information in detail
- Course detail, course structure and units of study.
Developed by Swinburne educators with over 30 years of combined industry experience (both learned and lived, and of the NDIS), and post graduate coaching qualifications, our Recovery Coaching short course is delivered online in an active and participatory format via webcam and microphone (learnings from this Short Course will be maximised with active participation from each student). The instructor lead 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 new 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.
Participants will continue to develop their coaching skills through involvement with their training peers, using a peer coaching model to practice coaching skills and create a Recovery Coaching Community of Practice.
Through the Recovery Coaching Community of Practice and Discussion forum, you will be able to practice and refine your professional coaching skills with your training group peers and participate in Reflective Practice with a like-minded group of professionals.
Units of study
Careers and graduate outcomes
- Career opportunities and course aims and objectives.
- Gain a Certificate of Participation from Swinburne
- 'Skilled Coaching' development & practice, as per the NDIS Guidelines for Psychosocial Recovery Coaching.
- Participation in 12hrs of formal learning activities, as recommended by the NDIA for Psychosocial Recovery Practitioners.
- Access a forum for a Community of Practice, also recommended by the NDIA for Psychosocial Recovery Practitioners.
- Suitably skilled and prequalified staff who wish to provide this new (July 2020) Line Item to NDIS customers can gain formal training in this new area.
- The short course provides professional development for staff already employed by providers needing to upskill in this newly funded area.
Aims and objectives
- NDIS Psychosocial Recovery Coaching - language, plans and line item role.
- ‘Skilled coaching’ (NDIS Psychosocial Recovery Coach Guidelines)
- Using coaching skilfully in Recovery-Orientated Practice and Planning
- Applying coaching to Biopsychosocial Assessment
- The ‘science’ of change & goal setting
- Identifying stages of change
- Motivating clients respectfully & collaboratively through phases of recovery using coaching skills
- Applying strengths based, trauma-informed and self-determination approaches through coaching techniques
- Lived and Learned Experience Recovery Coaching.
Pathways and scholarships
Course fees and requirements
- Entry requirements and non-year 12 entry.
- Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work or similar training
- Two years of experience in mental health related peer work.
- Certificate IV in Mental Health, Community Services or other related health fields or similar training
- Two years of experience in mental-health related work.
How to apply
Find out more
Tel: 1300 SWINBURNE
Training Organisation Identifier (TOID): 3059