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UED8021 Professional Conversations - Coaching

8W Teaching Period 3, 2022 Online
Units : 0.25
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 27 June 2022


Enrolment is not permitted if EDU8400 has been previously completed


Today’s organisations rely on their staff, both collectively and individually, to meet rapidly evolving demands and challenges. Coaches support, challenge and empower others within their organisations. Historically, the term ‘coach’ migrated from describing horse-drawn vehicles to also mean advising or instructing others. In the 1830s, ‘coach’ was Oxford University slang for tutors who helped to ‘carry’ students through their exams. Think of the modern interpretation as a metaphor of coaches helping to move others from where they currently are to where they want to be.

This minicourse will introduce students to the coaching skills you'll need to assist others to reach their goals. Students will learn how to plan, implement and evaluate coaching conversations within their professional context. With these skills, students will also learn how to build a positive culture at work through coaching conversations.

Please be advised that this minicourse is made up of four parts please see EDU8400 for the full course specification.

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. Apply a high standard of ethical judgement to professional contexts to make decisions to effectively implement coaching conversations. (EDU8400 LO3)
  2. Apply coaching knowledge and skills to plan, implement and evaluate coaching conversations with someone in your workplace or other professional context. (EDU8400 LO3, LO4)


Description Weighting(%)
1. You as a coach 20.00
2. Perceptual positions 20.00
3. What is coaching? 20.00
4. Coaching skills 20.00
5. The coaching process 20.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

There are no texts or materials required for this course.

Assessment details

Description Weighting (%)
Assessment 1 100
Date printed 27 June 2022