Coaching Psychology

 

Graduate Certificate in Coaching Psychology

Graduate Diploma in Coaching Psychology

Master of Science in Coaching Psychology


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course and stream title

LG032

Graduate Certificate in Coaching Psychology

LF048

Graduate Diploma in Coaching Psychology

LC060

Master of Science in Coaching Psychology

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for these courses is full time or part time according to candidate choice, except the graduate certificate which is available part time only:

3 Master's type

The master's degree in these resolutions is an advanced learning master's course.

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
Graduate Certificate in Coaching Psychology
(b)
Graduate Diploma in Coaching Psychology
(c)
Master of Science in Coaching Psychology
(2)
Providing candidates satisfy the admission requirements for each stage, a candidate may progress to the award of any course in this sequence. Only the highest award completed will be conferred.

5 Admission to candidature

(1)
With approval from the Dean, available places will be offered to qualified applicants according to the following admissions criteria:
(2)
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Coaching Psychology requires:
(a)
a three-year Psychology degree or a three-year degree in a cognate discipline from the University of Sydney or equivalent institution; and
(b)
a minimum of two years relevant employment experience.
(3)
Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Coaching Psychology requires:
(a)
a three-year Psychology degree or a three-year degree in a cognate discipline from the University of Sydney or equivalent institution; and
(b)
a minimum of two years relevant employment experience; or
(c)
completion of the embedded graduate certificate in this discipline, from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification.
(4)
Admission to the Master of Science in Coaching Psychology requires:
(a)
a three-year Psychology degree with a credit average or a three-year degree in a cognate discipline from the University of Sydney or equivalent institution; and
(b)
a minimum of two years relevant employment experience; or
(c)
completion of the embedded graduate diploma in this discipline, completion of the Graduate Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology, or equivalent qualification.
(5)
Relevant work experience may include counselling, experience in organisational learning and development, management experience, employment in applied psychology settings, professional coaching or other areas directly related to coaching.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for these awards are set out in the table for Psychology of Coaching postgraduate courses. With the approval of the Dean and the program coordinator, candidates for the graduate diploma or master's degree, with special aims or interests, may be allowed to substitute up to 12 credit points with relevant postgraduate units from outside the table.
(2)
To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Coaching Psychology a candidate must complete 24 credit points, including:
(a)
18 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
6 credit point elective unit of study.
(3)
To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Coaching Psychology a candidate must complete 36 credit points, including:
(a)
18 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
18 credit points of elective units of study.
(4)
To qualify for the Master of Science in Coaching Psychology coursework pathway a candidate must complete 48 credit points, including:
(a)
18 credit points of core units of study;
(b)
30 credit points of elective units of study.
(5)
Candidates for the Master of Science in Coaching Psychology (Executive and Workplace Coaching) coursework pathway must complete 48 credit points including:
(a)
36 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
12 credit points from elective units of study.
(6)
Subject to the availability of supervision and suitable projects, candidates with a credit average in 24 credit points of study from the degree may be admitted to the research pathway.
(7)
To qualify for the Master of Science in Coaching Psychology research pathway a candidate must complete 48 credit points, including:
(a)
30 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
18 credit points of elective units of study.

7 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to persons who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2014 and persons who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2014 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2014 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January, 2015, or later date as the faculty may, in special circumstances, approve.

Course overview

The Master of Coaching Psychology is an articulated postgraduate program which teaches the applied science of human performance enhancement and coaching. Coaching psychology sits at the intersection of counselling, clinical and organisational psychology and focuses on working with non-clinical populations. This program provides students with a sound grounding in the theoretical and methodological aspects of coaching and coaching psychology and teaches fundamental applied coaching skills.

Study for the Graduate Diploma in Coaching Psychology and the Master of Coaching Psychology may be undertaken in either part-time or full-time mode.

Students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Coaching Psychology may only enrol part-time.

Course outcomes

This program is designed to provide graduates with the key theoretical understandings and the core skills necessary to work as a coach in a wide range of settings. Graduates of this course will be equipped to work in the scientist-practitioner or scholar-practitioner model, and can expect to find employment as human performance consultants and personal, workplace of executive coaches in industry, in the human resources field or in private practice.

Graduates of the Master of Coaching Psychology who have completed PSYC5016 and PSYC5017 Research Project in Applied Psychology A and B are eligible to apply for admission to a research degree (Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy).

Master's streams

Masters students take one of two streams:

  • specialist Executive and Workplace Coaching
  • non-specialist Coaching
Executive and Workplace Coaching Stream

The Executive and Workplace Coaching stream comprises: PSYC4721, PSYC4722, PSYC4724, PSYC4727, PSYC4729 and PSYC4730; and two elective units from PSYC4723, PSYC4725 or PSYC4731.

Non-specialist Coaching Stream

The non-specialist or generalist coaching stream comprises: PSYC4721, PSYC4722, PSYC4724; and 30 credit points from the elective units of study in the Psychology of Coaching postgraduate coursework degree table.

Students in any stream who wish to do a research project may substitute 12 credit points of elective units for PSYC5016 and PSYC5017 with special permission.

Full- and Part-time Progression

Part-time students: the progression sequence is: first semester of enrolment, PSYC4721 and PSYC4722; second semester of enrolment and following semesters, PSYC4724 and remaining elective units to suit individual students' needs and interests and to meet degree requirements.

Full-time students: the progression sequence is: first semester of enrolment, PSYC4721, PSYC4722 and other elective units; second semester of enrolment, PSYC4724 and remaining elective units to suit the individual students' needs and interests and to meet degree requirements. PSYC4721 and PSYC4722 must be completed before enrolling in PSYC4724. If PSYC4741 and PSYC4722 are taken in separate semesters, students should enrol in PSYC4721 before PSYC4722.

NB: full-time enrolment is not available in the Graduate Certificate.