PDC51967 - Coaching and Mentoring for Alumni

Duration10 hours
Course codePDC51967


The purpose of both coaching and mentoring is to help and support people to manage their own learning and to maximise individual potential, skills, performance and personal development. This online micro-credential provides a unique environment in which students can expand their knowledge and understanding of coaching and mentoring. The micro-credential aims to provide theoretical understanding, experiential knowledge and skill necessary to equip CQUniversity alumni to undertake coaching and/or mentoring in a range of contexts. In addition, students will explore how to assist others in the practical skills and understanding needed for successful one-to-one support.

This is a non-creditable micro-credential which is awarded a digital badge and Certificate of Completion which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

Career Opportunities

Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the micro-credential , students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

Structure & Availability

Standard Micro-credential Structure

10 hours

  1. Develop understanding of the role of an alumnus in mentoring current university students
  2. Identify principles of coaching and the mentoring processes
  3. Apply foundational models of coaching and mentoring
  4. Recognise the core competencies of a coach and mentor 
  5. Differentiate between preceptor, coach and mentor 
  6. Develop an understanding of the principles of adult learning and providing feedback in the mentor role.


Online Quiz


There are no specific entry requirements, however, this micro-credential is suitable for CQUniversity Alumni.

Fees & Scholarships

How to apply

For direct access to the micro-credential, visit our Learning Management Site: Be Different
Simply set up an account on the site to pay and access the micro-credential you wish to study.