Course Description

Develop the skills and knowledge to work confidently in the health and wellbeing sector as a health coach, providing healthy eating, exercise and lifestyle management support to individuals and groups.

This course provides you with the capabilities to deliver health coaching advice and practice, nutrition and fitness, and develop your research and professional development skills. The Diploma of Health Coaching is ideal for people with a passion for health and the desire to create change in an inspiring new career. If you already work in health or fitness, this course offers you the coaching skill set to expand your service offering.

You will gain confidence and knowledge in:

  • evaluating client health information
  • safe exercise and movement
  • nutrition and diet
  • behaviour change assessment
  • coaching health and wellbeing goals
  • legal and ethical compliance
  • work priorities and professional development.

Upon completion you will have the confidence and skillset to work as a health coach in the booming health and fitness industry, empowering clients to effectively change their behaviour to achieve their health goals.


1 years full time,

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Tourism, Hospitality, Personal Services, Sport & Recreation undergraduate courses at Victoria University (VU) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 62.5% (national average 69.8%)
Improved skills: 83.3% (national average 82.4%)
Overall satisfaction: 75.0% (national average 79.8%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Victoria University (VU). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Tourism, Hospitality, Personal Services, Sport & Recreation undergraduate courses at Victoria University (VU) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 56.5% (national average 63.8%)
Studying full time: 32.6% (national average 28.0%)
Median full time salary: $49,900 (national average $50,600)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Victoria University (VU) Code: 10237NAT

Entry Requirements

Applicants must:r>- be over 18 years of age, and,r>- have a level of language, literacy and numeracy skills likely to facilitate successful completion of the course - sufficient to interpret complex documents and guidelines, liaise effectively with a range of health care professionals.r>Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.