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Organization Name: ICA - International Coach Academy
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Program Name: Vocational Coach Program
Program Type: Level 1
Program Hours: 76.00
Organization Description:

* A school specifically built for Online Learning, with over 20 years of Industry Credibility **

As soon as you join our school you are connected with the ICA learnsite and a thriving community of coaching networks and friendships. Your learnsite hosts all the required learning materials; module downloads, video tutorials, curated resources, class schedules and the ICA Coaches private forum. The learning pathway is structured, but you have the option to fast track or take your time (you are the one that decides how many classes a week you attend).

** What makes us different? **

1. We don't just teach - we specialise in the application of knowledge.
2. Industry credibility and long term accreditation (ACTP since 2004, Level 2 since 2021)
3. Each program has structure with flexibility (fast track or take your time)
4. Students graduate with their own unique unique coaching mode (we celebrate uniqueness)
5. Our coaching community live in 126 countries (enjoy local and global networks and friendships)

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Program Description: An established program for coaches wanting to be change leaders and deliver coaching in private practice or their workplace. This program includes the core competencies and practice all coaches need to practice at a professional level, including the latest theories on change and change management.
76 hour program includes:
- Coaching Theory (2 course areas)
- ICA coaching Power tools and the Flipit Framework
- Coach Development Labs (put theory into practice)
- Portfolio creation (your own unique Coaching Power Tool)
- Coach Starter Kit
- Mentor Coaching
- Observed Coaching
- Final Performance Evaluation (with support from ICA's Faculty)
Ongoing access to ICA's coaching networks and development post graduation via ICA's CoachCampus.
Organization: ICA - International Coach Academy
23 Steele Street
South Caulfield, VIC 3162
Phone: 0412647869
Student Contact: Ms. Sally Bridger
Phone: 61 414484328
Learning Method: Virtual
Language: Chinese, English, Italian
Coaching Specialties: Business/Organizations, Career/Transition, Executive, Health & Fitness, Leadership, Life Vision & Enhancement, Relationship
Approval Start Date: January 28, 2004 Accreditation Renewal Date: January 31, 2026