Advanced Professional Coach Program

150 hr Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP)

This new program is designed for coaches who want to set up their own coaching practice, or add group coaching to their services. You will learn the latest theories on change and change management and then practice it in a group coaching setting using the FlipIt Coaching Framework. At the end of the course you will be able to confidently run a group coaching workshop, with the option of a 12 month FlipIt Coach Facilitator license (included).

Program: 150 hours
Advanced Certified Professional Coach
ICF Credential: ACC or PCC via the “ACTP track”
Post Graduation: 12 month FlipIt Facilitator License with leader labs.


All Inclusive.  Flexible (with Structure).

ICA's e-learning platform was established in 2001 and includes downloadable modules, video tutorials, class schedules, curated resources, and private forum.

Each program includes a set number of training hours. These will be a combination of live classes, guided study, reflection and self study.   It's up to each student to decided on how fast (or slowly) they would like to move through the program with the option to take 1 class a week or 5 classes a week.  It might be that you also vary it from week to week depending on your other commitments.

Study in English, Chinese or Italian

Programs are available in English, Chinese, Italian.  You can also choose a bilingual study option where the curriculum is available to you in two languages. Students in the English language stream follow the English Schedule.  Students in the Chinese language stream follow the Chinese Schedule.  Students in the bilingual language stream have a choice of attending classes in either English or Chinese (or a combination of both), and then select a single language for the submission of their portfolio work and assessments.


Coaching Theory

The core skills you need to hit the ground running as a coach. The skills taught in this course will give you the confidence to coach anyone, anywhere, anytime.

ICA Power Tools 

Learn the art of Re-framing a Perspective using the ICA Coaching Power Tools - a  set of concepts based on dualitie.  At any given time our perspective on a given situation or event is a choice. It may not be a conscious choice, but nonetheless it is a choice.

The FlipIt Framework uses the ICA Coaching Power Tools to Find, Feel, Frame and then Flip a perspective.  It's an interactive activity that can be used at home, in the workplace or with your clients.

Coach Development (Competency Labs, Mentoring, Coaching Observation)

You will take on the role of coach with feedback, and observe the coaching and feedback of others.This is the perfect space for you to practice, make mistakes, and refine your coaching personality and expertise.

Your Coaching Model
Instead of teaching a one size fits all coaching model, our coaches create their own unique coaching model. A model that showcases who they are as a coach, and the problems they solve.

Group Coaching
Learn the fundamentals of Group Coaching, how to create a group coaching agreement and how to manage group or team dynamics.  This course area also includes the different approaches to change management, values based change, coaching skills for change and workshop facilitation.

Business Development

With our support and guidance, you will create your own signature offer and coach starter pack so that you are 'client ready' by the time you graduate. You will also graduate with a one page website (done for you), FlipIt Facilitator License, and and customised FlipIt presentation.

FlipIt Facilitator License (12 months)
Includes ongoing access to Group Coaching and Demo Labs, a personalised FlipIt facilitator presentation with participant worksheets, access to the online FlipIt game.
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An evaluation process designed to support your coach development, and provide the performance indicators needed to apply for ACC or PCC via the ACTP (Level 2) track.

Learning Guarantee
Coaching Theory (Classes)
ICA Power Tools (Classes)
Coach Development (Labs)
Portfolio Creation
Business Building
Group Coaching
Peer Coaching
Coaching Supervision
Coach Starter Pack
FlipIt Toolkit
12 months FlipIt Licence
12 months Graduate Alumni Program

Take Your Time (24 months)
or Fast Track (12 months)

ACC via ACSTH Pathway

  • Coaching Theory (Classes)
  • ICA Power Tools (Classes)
  • Coach Development (Labs)
  • Portfolio Creation
  • Business Building
  • Group Coaching
  • Peer Coaching
  • Coaching Supervision
  • Coach Starter Pack
  • FlipIt Toolkit
  • 12 months FlipIt Licence
  • 12 months Graduate Alumni Program

Advanced Program Alumni

As a coach you will actively engage with clients to help them create deep and sustainable change in their lives.  As such, it's important that as a practising coach you are not only trained and certified, but that you continue to develop personally and professionally.  For this reason, ICA's training is both deep and lifelong. We encourage our coaches to stay connected long after graduation.

- Coach Development Labs
- Coach Supervision
- Peer Coaching
- ICA Community Forum Membership
- ICA Private Facebook Group
- FlipIt and Group coaching classes and resources

Read more about the benefits of being a member of the ICA Coach Alumni. 

What is the difference between Accreditation, Certification and Credentialing?

We chose to align with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) because Coaching is a global profession and the ICF continues to be the most established and globally recognised peak body.

What is Accreditation?
Accreditation indicates that a school has had their program undergo rigorous external scrutiny and quality testing by a peak body.

What is Certification?
Certification is the recognized statement of attainment that indicates you have been assessed by an Accredited Coach Training Provider as having the industry skills and expertise required to practice as a coach.

What is a Credential?
With coaching, a credential designates a recognized level of expertise in coaching, as assessed by an industry peak body such as the ICF.  This is represented by designations such as ACC, PCC or MCC.


Can I count my peer coaching towards an ICF Credential?

The short answer is YES!

Because ICA’s peer coaching sits outside the program hours, it can count towards an ICF credential.  Read More

What is the Difference between a Class, a Lab, and Guided Study?

A class is theory based synchronous study where students dial into class via zoom.  A trained facilitator (PCC or MCC) facilitates the learning and discussion.

A lab is practicum based synchronous study where students dial into class via zoom.  A trained facilitator (PCC or MCC) facilitates the learning and discussion.

Guided study is asynchronous learning where ICA provides the resources and learning materials (module downloads, quiz, worksheets etc) for students to complete in their own time.  This includes portfolio and resource development.

What are the course start dates?

ICA offers a rolling program intake, meaning there are always coaching theory and development labs scheduled for newbies.  You can start the day you join.

How is the schedule structured?

Each week there’s about 8 classes in your time zone to choose from.   These will be scheduled morning, afternoon, evening and on the weekend, with most classes able to be taken in any order.

Take Your Time: If you are wanting to take your time you would attend 1 class a week (any 1 of the shown times).  You work the classes in around your own personal schedule.

Fast Track: If you are wanting to fast track you would attend at least 3 classes a week on a regular basis.  This will require you to have some flexibility with your own schedule.

Read More or request a copy of the schedule.

Download Program Syllabus

Download the Syllabus to compare program hours, inclusions, credential pathways and certification options.   All program are ICF Accredited, with the best program for you being the one that best matches your coaching goals, budget and timeframe for completion.