Unique Student Identifier (USI) Mandatory from 1 January 2015

From 1 January 2015, all students undertaking Nationally Recognised training in Australia will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Once you have your USI, you can use it throughout your life, to keep a centralised online record of all your Nationally Recognised training. Whether you're studying at TAFE, a private training organisation, completing a certificate or diploma course, apprenticeship or skill set - you'll need a USI.


This qualification is Western Australia’s first Nationally Recognised qualification for coaches. It aims to produce coaches with advanced level skills, in-depth knowledge and a capacity to develop meaningful contracts with internal or external clients.

Who will benefit

Internal consultants, HR professionals, learning and development executives, line managers, team leaders, consultants or existing coaches will all benefit from the acquisition of new skills and the recognition of existing skills through completing this qualification.

Key topics

  • Planning and maintaining personal professional development
  • Contracting with clients
  • Coaching models and frameworks
  • Adult development theory
  • Supporting individuals through change
  • Powerful listening and questioning techniques
  • Working with blocks and resistance
  • Supervised and unsupervised coaching practice.


Ideally you will have sufficient work experience in a job role involving:
  • self-directed application of knowledge, with substantial depth in some areas
  • exercising independent judgement and decision-making skills
  • applying effective communication and interpersonal skills in a range of learning and/or development relationships.

What is required to gain the qualification

Attendance on the training program/s and successful completion of the assessment requirements.

Participants will build up a portfolio of evidence over the period of the qualification by completing 100 hours of coaching and completing 4 x coaching sessions.  In addition to the coaching you will complete learning journals and assessments.

When completing the assessment requirements for the Leading Professional Practice program, participants must elect to complete the assessment requirements for either BSBCUS501C Manage quality customer service or BSBLED501A Develop a workplace learning environment.

Participants have up to 2 years to complete the training and assessment requirements of the qualification. This time frame will vary for each individual depending on their existing level of skills and knowledge and their ability to attend the training programs.

AIM WA recommends regular attendance on the monthly Free Qualification Support Workshops while completing the assessment requirements.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available for all or part of this qualification.  Please refer to the Enrolment Kit for details or the document located under Related Information on the RPL process.

Plan your training

  1. Download the Enrolment Kit located on this page under Related Information
  2. Read through the kit to learn more about the qualification and its requirements
  3. Complete the self-assessment and LLN questionnaires
  4. Email the questionnaires along with the application form (and RPL application if applicable) to enrol onto the qualification to assessments@aimwa.com
  5. Book onto the associated training program/s listed in the table below
  6. Attend training and complete the assessment requirements.

More information on each program can be found by clicking on the program in the table below. Bookings can be made on-line or by contacting Client Services at aimwa@aimwa.com.



6 days, face-to-face + 4 coaching sessions

Non Member
Professional Member
Corporate Bronze
Corporate Bronze Plus
Corporate Silver
Corporate Gold / Regional
Corporate Regional

10 units of competency

Non Member
Corporate/Professional Member

Assessment through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Non Member
Corporate/Professional Member

Related Information


Book on your choice of dates in the 3 programs listed in the table. Coaching Skills - Stage One is a pre-requisite for attendance on Stage Two (click on selected program name to view program outline and dates).

Program Name Relationship to Competency Standards Duration
Leading Professional Practice (545)
15 Oct 18

BSBCUS501C Manage quality customer service

COALDR501A Expand personal leadership, influence and impact

1 day
Coaching Skills - Stage One (540)
01 Aug 1814 Nov 18

COALDR502A Develop emotional intelligence in self and others

COAMGT501A Determine client needs and manage coaching service agreements

COASUP502A Facilitate and support the identification of development goals

COASUP503A Support client to identify and plan development pathways for goal achievement

COASUP504A Facilitate the achievement of client outcomes

3 days
Coaching Skills - Stage Two (541)
13 Dec 18

COALED501A Develop and enhance professional practice and expertise

COASUP501A Apply theoretical frameworks to promote and support behavioural change

COASUP505A Support client to identify and address complex barriers to goal achievement

2 days
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