Professional Coach ICF LVL 2 Accredited Coaching Programs

Further your qualifications with nationally recognised training and international accreditation from the global industry body (ICF) LVL 2.

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Online Course materials included. Assessment Fees Included

Professional Coach ICF LVL 2 Accredited Coaching Programs

Certificate IV in Life Coaching 10864NAT– Very popular course that offers students a formal qualification with practical coaching skills, that also holds the professional industry accreditation, important for students setting up their own coaching practice.

Nationally Recognised and Internationally Accredited by the ICF at Level 2.


This course is aimed at producing practically capable and effective coaches that have a real passion for personal transformation and empowering clients to reach their goals and overcome their limiting beliefs and obstacles.


  • Gain formal qualifications with practical coaching skills, including professional industry accreditation.
  • This course has a strong emphasis on practical coaching skills and NLP techniques for coaches wanting to coach professionally.  The Government accredited Cert IV in Life Coaching qualifies you to obtain professional indemnity insurance.
  • Nationally Recognised (RTO 31275) as well as Internationally Accredited with the International Coach Federation at their highest level 2.




ICF Qualifications

10864NAT Certificate IV in Life Coaching

ICF LVL 2 Professional Coach Certification

Prerequisite to enroll into our ICF coaching program

Demonstrate language, literacy and numeracy skills to a minimum level of Year 10 secondary schooling or equivalent.

Meet the Trainers: Completed this course, ICF Credentialled and running their own businesses full time. Gayle Lawrence  


Units covered in the Professional Coach ICF LVL 2 program:   Professional Coach ICF LVL 2 Course Outline    

Co-actively communicate    
Establish coaching agreements (NAT10864002)  
Create a safe and supportive coaching environment (NAT10864003)  
Coach clients using the GROW model    
Establish and maintain client records    
Apply NLP within a coaching context    
Reflect on and improve own professional practice CHCPRP003 is a unit that students learn to reflect on and improve own professional practices. The ones who are proactive in their professional development can study this exciting course in order to make further leaps of advancements in their career lattice.
Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures BSBESB402 This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and comply with legal and risk management requirements of the business or new business venture, including negotiating, creating and planning for legal contracts used within the business, where required.
Market new business ventures This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to monitor and improve business performance via a clear marketing strategy integrated into the business plan. It applies to individuals who operate a small business independently or within a larger organisation. Individuals in this role analyse and interpret market data.
Research and develop business plans This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research and develop business plans for achieving business goals and objectives. The unit applies to those establishing or operating a business providing self-employment, as well as those establishing a new venture as part of a larger organisation.

ICF Coaching Programme - Course Delivery

The core of your ICF programme lasts approximately 7 – 12 months.

Once enrolled:

  • You will be invited to a Support Live Session where you will learn where everything is in the portal and what to focus on in Stage 1 – these run weekly – one morning and one evening session.
  • You will attend a live planning and organising webinar after your support session
  • Then 6 Coaching sessions live in any order – all trainer led.
  • 4 Coaching Demos – 2 live and 2 recorded
  • Allocated Coaching notes to be read as you attend the different topics
  • All sessions have a reflective report to be done afterwards and a webinar report to record all sessions as a log
  • This is all submitted as your assessment for Stage 1.


Practical Group Triads:

Nominated times and days by you.

12 hours as Coach/ 12 hours as Client & 12 hours are Observer – Once a Week

All triads have a reflective report and log


CHCPRP003 Professional Development Unit:

Done through a portal with webinars, questions and performance tasks

Morning & Evening Webinars available and assessments done through portal


Pro Bono Client Coaching – 2 clients x 5 sessions each recorded.

Sessions sent to mentor and clients provide testimonials for assessment


Stage 2:  14 x Webinars – Schedule attached, Webinar reflect reports, webinar log, mentoring and coaching notes per webinar


Stage 3: Knowledge Questionnaire – Self Paced


Stage 4:  NLP – 13 Webinars

Book Critique – Self Paced

NLP Knowledge Questionnaire – Self Paced

9 x NLP Triads

2 x 5 Pro Bono clients NLP

Stage 5:  3 x Business Units – Self Paced via Business Portal – Trainer Led

Stage 6:  3 x Clinic Webinars – Scheduled – Trainer Led

8 x ICF Webinars

Exit Interview – Set by Mentor

  • It is a flexible course, so you are able to make the sessions suit you, but it has a structure to follow step by step to stay on track.
  • All course materials are in this student portal and can be downloaded and printed or students have an option to order the materials in hard copy at $300 and shipped to you.
  • During this time you will benefit from some of the finest life coach training available. At the commencement of your ICF programme,  you attend our fantastic Student Mentoring & Support Sessions. We have established a reputation for providing quality training in an environment that promotes exceptional outcomes for students.
  • Students complete this inspirational executive coaching certification and training with a set of advanced skills which enable them to implement immediate change within their own lives and positively influence those around them.
  • The Student Mentoring & Support Session is an integral component of the ICF formal training and its presentation is of the highest quality within an exceptional learning environment. Your enrolment on the ICF programme includes all electronic course materials so you will have no extra financial outlay – you can just concentrate on you!
  • You are guided through the ICF accredited online coach training programme, including a series of seminars, workshops and led by some of Australia’s leading, practising coaches. Your ICF programme includes themed sessions with many opportunities to practice as you learn. You work in small groups, so your learning speed is greatly increased, and you benefit from lots of individual attention.

How does the Professional Coach ICF LVL 2 course run

10864NAT – Certificate IV in Life Coaching unit outlines

During the ICF program you will learn:

  • What it means to be a life coach
  • Your obligations, commitments, and responsibilities.

The coaching model

A coaching programme (ICF LVL 2 accredited) that allows you to coach effectively and successfully. Learn how to empathise with your clients yet remain firmly committed to positive outcomes

Learn how to improve your ability to listen effectively.

  • How to recognise when your clients are holding back
  • The secrets of listening ‘between the lines’

Building rapport with your client

  • Learn to create rapport from the first conversation.
  • How to build a secure, confident and lasting relationship with your clients

The characteristics of a successful coach

  • The essential characteristics you need to make each coaching session enjoyable and productive for your client.
  • Why truth, honesty and integrity are crucial to your coaching success

Questioning skills

  • Asking the right questions is the key to effective coaching.
  • Learn how to encourage clients to reveal their true desires and goals

Values and beliefs

  • Learn how to understand your client’s belief systems and what makes them act the way they do.
  • How to deal with issues of relationships and values • How to avoid being judgemental or critical

Practical sessions

  • Your chance to practice what you’ve been learning and get instant constructive feedback on your performance. The first coaching session
  • What to say and do during that first session to ensure your client’s progress
  • The facts that you must determine in the very first session

Establishing and Building your coaching practice

  • The day to day practicalities of being an ICF coach.
  • Learn how to promote yourself and your services
  • How to run your practice as a profitable business
  • The five most common business mistakes and how to avoid them

How to market yourself and find clients

  • Essential if you plan to add coaching to your portfolio or start your own practice
  • Learn how to recognise and use ‘niche’ markets for your practice
  • How to use social media to best advantage

After your Student Mentoring & Support Sessions you are appointed your own Mentor coach who will guide you through your practical component of the program and give you practical, helpful, and experience-based feedback on your coaching skills as well assist you in establishing your coaching business.

  • In addition, you will attend Online training webinars in the Coaching, NLP and Business development areas whilst completing practical coaching sessions with your coaching team.
  • You will complete assessments that are practical outcome driven activities and include a book critique and knowledge questionnaire.
  • To ensure you are exceptionally well prepared for your new direction you will undergo intensive training in the establishing, marketing and planning of your coaching business.
  • Your program is completed with an Exit Interview which is a coaching session with one of the Academy’s senior coaches. All aspects of the training you have undertaken will be examined at this stage.  You will be prepared for this with the help of you mentor.

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Professional Coach ICF ACTP - FAQs

What does it mean to be ICF accredited?

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) sets the standard for professional coaching excellence and provides independent certification for coaches who meet their rigorous standards.

An ICF credential demonstrates your proficiency with ICF core competencies to develop coaching abilities and enhance their effectiveness in your job. It shows you adhere to the highest ethical standards of the coach's behaviour and means that you have been vetted by the ICF.

The ICF credential also signifies that you have undergone the extensive training process set by the ICF to become a coach and maintain your title.

For example, an ICF accredited coach training program also requires that accredited coaches commit to ongoing professional development and continued adherence to the ICF's Code of Ethics.

How do I get ICF accredited?

To become ICF accredited, a coach must first complete a comprehensive ICF accredited coach training program that covers all aspects of the coaching profession.

For example, the certified Professional Coach (Level 1) course covers four days of training with an online session. This Online Course can last for at least three months. Coaches will undergo ten hours of mentoring coaching for compliance with ICF.

Once they have completed their training, students must then pass a rigorous exam administered by the ICF. Finally, they must agree to uphold the ICF's code of ethics and maintain their accreditation through continuous education and professional development.

For coaches, being ICF accredited is a mark of distinction that demonstrates their commitment to excellence in the field of coaching. It is also a valuable credential that can open doors to new opportunities and help them to stand out from the competition.

How many ICF-certified coaches are there?

Every year, hundreds of new coaches complete the ICF certified coaching programs and join the ranks of ICF-certified professionals. The demand for skilled coaches continues to grow.

Now, there are over 50,000 members across more than 100 countries and territories. 143 chapter members serve local members in nearly 70 nations.

With such a large and growing community of certified coaches, it has never been easier to find a coach who can help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

Whether you're looking for a coach for yourself or someone else, rest assured that there is an ICF-certified coach at The Life Coaching Academy who can meet your needs.

What is the best accreditation for coaching?

There are many different types of coaching out there, and it can be difficult to decide which one is right for you. One way to narrow down your options is to look at the levels of accreditation offered.

The ICF is the worlds leading professional coach certification body and certification organization.

The ICF accredited coaching programs are therefore considered the industry benchmark.

So, if you're looking for the best accreditation for coaching, the ICF is a good place to start. The ICF offers accreditation for life coaching and business coaching. So, whether you're looking to coach individuals or businesses, ICF certified coaching programs have you covered.

If you’re wondering where you can go for ICF accredited life coaching programs online or any other life coaching courses including NLP coaching and wellness courses, The Life Coaching Academy is your solution.

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Do you need to be ICF certified to be a life coach?

After all this, you may still be wondering if you need to be ICF certified to be a life coach. While certification may give you more credibility with potential clients, it is not a requirement to become a life coach.

However, several benefits come with participating in an ICF accredited coach training program.

For one, you will have access to a network of other coaching professionals. In addition, you will be able to use the ICF logo and website listing, which can help you attract more clients as they will then know you have an official certification.

Finally, many coaching organizations require their members to be ICF certified. Therefore, if you are serious about becoming a life coach, ICF certification is definitely something to consider as it will open up job opportunities.

Is the ICF credible?

Getting certified through an experienced coaching program is the most important step forward.
The International Coaching Association (ICF) and the IAC are two internationally recognised coaches associations dedicated to promoting the coaching career globally.
However, the ICF is widely recognised as being the most credible and respected.

Founded in 1969, the ICF is a non-profit organisation that seeks to promote the coaching profession and set standards for ethical coaching practices.

To become an ICF-certified coach, individuals must complete ICF accredited life coaching programs online or in person, and pass an examination.

The ICF also offers continuing education opportunities for coaches who wish to maintain their certification. As such, individuals who are committed to pursuing a career in coaching should try getting certified through the ICF.

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