Become a Coach

Approved Programs for Students

In October 2019 the Co-founders of HCANZA laid the foundations to actualise a Health & Wellness Coach Association managed by Coaches, for Coaches. They believed this was fundamental to the professionalism and unity of the industry.  We are absolutely committed to being a platform for collaboration across the many stakeholder groups involved in bringing quality care to the modern healthcare paradigm using science-based positive psychology methodology and lifestyle medicine foundations.

We take the responsibility of collaborating and supporting student health and wellness coaches as an important part of our stakeholder program. We are also working with program developers and providers to ensure quality programs are available for students investing in their future as health and wellness coaches.

There are many health and wellness coaching courses in the market place.  However, not all courses meet the internationally recognised standards for science-based content, core competencies,  supervised practice and verification of standards that are foundational standards for HCANZA membership.

To help you choose a Health & Wellness Coaching program that is right for you, we have listed seven general points you may consider, that will help guide you in your deliberations.

We also have an Approved Programs list on our website that can be found here.

HCANZA Student Membership

There are two ways that aspiring health & wellness coaches can become members and take advantage of the HCANZA network and program providers.


1. Are you already enrolled in a Health & Wellness Coaching course?

You can become a Student Member if you are already a student enroled in any of one of the HCANZA Approved Programs listed here.

You will need to attach your proof of enrolment letter or invoice at that time to gain membership. The list of HCANZA Student Membership Benefits can be found here.

2. Are you interested in taking advantage of a discount offer for HCANZA Student members?

From time to time – some of our Approved Program Providers offer special discounts to aspiring coaches.  As a prospective student, you may want to take advantage of one of the approved program discounts that are exclusively offered to HCANZA Student members.

If this is the case, you can join as a student without proof of prior enrolment in an approved health & wellness coaching course.  Once you have joined HCANZA  you will gain access to the course discount code and can enrol using your HCANZA certificate.    These offers are made public through either our Facebook Group (Health & Wellness Coaches Australia & New Zealand) or in the News & Research section of this website. If you have any questions about program offerings please contact

Disclaimer: HCANZA does not receive any commission or affiliation fee in connection with your decision to purchase a program listed on the Approved Program list.