This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work with clients to motivate and empower them to set and achieve their health and wellbeing goals. It requires the ability to establish an effective coach-client relationship, to apply micro-counselling and coaching techniques and to take a collaborative and supportive approach to goal setting and monitoring progress.
It also requires the ability to work within professional boundaries, as well as to identify when it is appropriate to refer clients to other health and/or allied health professionals either to achieve their health and wellbeing goals or in response to clients displaying at-risk behaviours during the coaching period.
This unit applies to individuals operating within the role and limitations of a health coach. Such individuals may operate in a range of settings, including, but not limited to, community centres, clinical environments, gyms, schools or in their own, autonomous practice.