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Coaching Young People For Success

About the program

Coaching Young People For Success is a one-day leader accreditation training program. The program incorporates a train-the-trainer model that is designed to assist schools easily introduce or enhance the quality of their existing personal learning, pathway, transition, career, VET, wellbeing, leadership and engagement and support programs plus have a powerful system to engage parents as coaches at the same time.

Coaching Young People For Success provides all participants with the skills, theory and “turn key” tools and resources they need to introduce up to 80 hours of potential and flexible life, career and school performance coaching curriculum across the school or to a targeted cohort in groups or one to one straight away.

Participation in this program, includes:

  • 12 month not-for-profit license to access Coaching Young People For Success members resource library and up to 80 hours of life, career and school performance coaching curriculum
  • a complete Coaching Young People For Success Leaders’ Manual
  • unlimited printing of the re-writable and printable life, career and school performance pathway plan worksheet PDF's for every young person you coach.

The program has been mapped against the Australian Blueprint of Career Development and the Australian National Curriculum Framework and is also an endorsed WACE program. 

Visit the Coaching Young People For Success website to learn more.

Learning intention

Participants will learn how to assist young people:

  • build student’s self-awareness and confidence by helping them understand their unique strengths, skills and interests.
  • identify and design a personal Life, career and school performance pathway plan that matches who they are and what they want to achieve from the inside out.
  • identify and strengthen the social and emotional skills they need to overcome obstacles and successfully implement their plans on an ongoing basis
  • actively engage their support networks and parents to assist them achieve their goals.

Target audience

Aspiring, newly appointed and established heads of learning area, program coordinators, year coordinators, deputy/associate principals, teachers, school psychologists, AIEOs, education assistants, student support staff, VET coordinators, career education coordinators and student services managers.

Participant expectations

Leader Accreditation Training

Participants will be taken step by step through the program and learn how to deliver the first FOUR 'turn key' coaching modules that assist students design their own inspiring life, career and school performance pathway plan in both groups and one to one:

  • Module 1 - Career Coaching
  • Module 2 - Life Coaching
  • Module 3 - School Performance Coaching (Junior)
  • Module 4 - School Performance Coaching (Senior).

Learn more about the modules and download the workshop flyer for more information.

About the facilitator

Robyn Chellew is a clinical social worker and family therapist who worked within community health and private practice since 1985.

Robyn is an accredited emotional intelligence and career coach and qualified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) facilitator and as been a clinical supervisor and a lecturer in group work and counselling skills at the Melbourne University School of Social Work.

In 1999, she co-founded Life Business Consultancy, with Olga Varsos, and specialise in offering coaching training and resources for professionals working in the youth, health and educational sectors. Together they published the first edition of the Coaching Young People For Success (CYPFS) Program and leaders accreditation training in 2005 and have now trained over 3 000 professionals across Australia, USA, Canada and the UK.

Previous participant testimonials

“I have encouraged all our schools in Western Australia to implement Coaching Young People For Success. It is a holistic approach to help create a career development culture in our schools and assists students to explore all aspects of their life, learning and work, within a holistic and strength based framework. The Program has been assessed by the Western Australian Curriculum board and is endorsed as part the Western Australian Certificate of Education for five credit points.
Peter Carey, Learning and Teaching Consultant, Catholic Education Western Australia

“The Coaching Young People For Success program has been developed for youth, is fun and engaging, links to curriculum and works to strengthen identity, life meaning and purpose.  This training will broaden teacher's skills and knowledge of professional coaching and mentoring essential to management and leadership development.
Dr Ken Robinson, MAPS CCOM Registered Psychologist, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia

“The Program has transformed my job as a Career and Transitions worker and helped me introduce a systematic and sustainable way of assisting large numbers of young people develop a tailored made plan for their future.”
Judith Keurschner, Career And Transition Service Co-ordinator, Alice Springs Northern Territory

Alignment to professional standards

Coaching Young People For Success is aligned with the following key professional practices from the Australian Professional Standard for Principals:

  • Leading teaching and learning
  • Developing self and others
  • Engaging and working with the community.

    One-day program


    13 April 2018
    14 June 2018
    30 August 2018
    9 November 2018


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Day Date Time
Friday 13 April 2018 8.30am to 3.30pm
Thursday 14 June 2018 8.30am to 3.30pm
Thursday 30 August 2018 8.30am to 3.30pm
Friday 9 November 2018 8.30am to 3.30pm

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Institute for Professional Learning   
Building B
164-194 Oxford Street

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On the day

  • Programs start at 8.30am. Tea and coffee are available from 7.45am.
  • Business dress is required.
  • Morning tea and lunch are provided.


The Institute for Professional Learning is located in Building B at 164-194 Oxford Street, Leederville WA. We co-locate with the Schools of Isolated and Distance Education (SIDE).


Please note the Institute does not have on-site parking available:

  • The City of Vincent has a number of car parks throughout Leederville.
  • The closest long term paid parking is available on the south side of The Avenue Car Park on Leederville Parade.
  • Short term paid parking (two hour) is available in adjacent streets.
  • The City of Vincent offers a 'pay by phone' parking service.
  • The Institute is a two minute walk from Leederville train station.
  • Taxis service the site promptly.
  • Cycle racks are located outside Building F at the Institute.

Download the Institute map and parking information.

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How to register

  • Register for Coaching Young People For Success on PLIS.
  • Complete your details and payment.

Further information

Please contact the Institute for Professional Learning on 1300 610 801 or email


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