Our Difference

Coach Training Schools all offer a degree of 'sameness', but are different in the quality of their service or product, their accreditation, their personality and values, and their community.  From talking to our community, we've been able to pick out 3 factors that influenced their decision to choose ICA for their coach training.


    This is not a claim we make lightly! Our school was established in 2001, and we were the very first Australian school to have our online curriculum accredited by the ICF in 2004. That’s 20 plus years of industry credibility.


    Our coaches carve out a unique place for themselves in the global coaching industry by creating their own unique coaching model.  A model that represents their values and philosophies and communicates to future employers or clients who they are as a coach.


    FlipIt is a 4 step coaching framework for change. It takes this coaching and learning beyond the classroom, and beyond the coaching session and creates an incredibly powerful opportunity for anyone, anywhere in the world to reframe their perspective.

    As coaches we know that we can’t change the world our clients live in, but we can change how they see it. And we know that some ways of ‘seeing’ are more empowering than others.

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Accredited with the International Coach Federation since 2004

Training is MORE than just Zoom classes...

The concept of 'online training' is often misunderstood as being just a collection of self study resources or, most recently, a series of Zoom classes. But, at ICA the term online learning refers to an interactive e-learning methodology and a thriving community of networks and friendships. All our programs include the following:

  • Online 'Learnsite'

    Module downloads, audios, class and lab schedules, curated resources, graduation checklists etc.

  • Private Coaches Forum

    A private community forum rich with coaching conversations, networks and friendships.

  • Business Building (bLabs)

    In our bLabs you’ll create a coaching portfolio and signature offer, and learn the best way to get your coaching practice online.

  • Post Grad. Alumni

    Ongoing access to labs, resources and the ICA Forum after you graduate for your coach development and credential renewals.

  • Peer Coaching

    Peer coaching at ICA is extended learning, and can be counted towards your ACC, PCC or MCC credential application.

  • Your Coaching Model

    You will create your own unique coaching model. A model that communicates to future clients and employees who you are as a coach, and the problems you solve.

** We know that even the best laid plans can sometimes need to be changed.  So, as a student of ICA you have the option to 'stop the clock' and defer for up to 3 months. We also offer a Learning Guarantee.

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What days & times do I need to be available for study?

The programs are structured (set number of hours and course areas) and there’s an international schedule with over 30 times each week across 4 time zones. You are the one that decides which days and times you attend. Read more

Who will be in my cohort?

ICA has ongoing intakes with new cohorts starting each month.  You will meet those starting the same time as you in an orientation call.  But, you will also connect with all ICA coaches in the private forum, classes and labs.  We are one connected community. Read more

What if I need to take a break from my studies?

Needing to take a break?

All students have the option to defer for up to 6 months.  During this time we will ‘stop the clock’ on your studies. When you are ready to return, we’ll get you set up again and back into your studies.

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Refund Policy

ICA has a 45 day learning guarantee. If you do not find benefit in your program and would like to withdraw within the first 45 days, you will be refunded all fees paid (less 10% admin).  You will be certified for any classes attended.

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Do all students have access to the Flipit Framework

All students in our ACSTH and ACTP have access to the ICA coaching power tools and will learn how to use them to shift a perspective.  Students in the Advanced program, who decide to become Change Leaders, take this a step further by learning how to apply the FlipIt Framework in a group setting.

What happens after graduation?

All graduates join ICA’s alumni, where they can continue developing their networks, friendships and coaching resources.  ICA Coaches can also continue selected classes and labs for 6 months post graduation via the graduate program (free)

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ICA Graduate Publishing

All our graduates create their own unique Coaching Model and Coaching Power Tool during the program. They also conduct a Research Project on a specialist coaching topic. We promote and publish all our Graduates in the ICA Blog.

Rethink The Way You Think...

4 Step Coaching Framework

All our coach education includes the FlipIt Coaching framework.  An easy to use tool that can help move someone from where they are now, to where they want to be. You can use it with groups, in your coaching sessions, or even around the kitchen table with friends and family.

What is the FlipIt Framework?