NLP & Strategic Coaching Diploma


    With Online Training
    & Live Broadcast Sessions

Are you contemplating a career change, or are you a professional looking to upskill?

If you have a desire to help people and make a difference in their lives, this Diploma is for you.

Coaching is the second fastest growing industry in the world today. Coaches can earn between $1,500 to $3,000 per client for standard life coaching. The problem is, most standard life coaching courses will not prepare you to deal with most client concerns. That's why IAP offers NLP & Strategic Coaching Diploma that will teach you how to be the best coach you can be.

On top of this, Strategic Coaching includes the addition of our unique Goal Setting System. You'll also learn about the IAP's NLP Strategic Power Questioning System, whilst our NLP MINDHACK techniques will allow you to expertly guide your clients toward better outcomes. With these systematic techniques to break down and disrupt problems, you will feel confident to handle any client that walks through your door.

The Diploma is comprised of three of the NLP certifications - Practitioner, Masters, and Strategic Coaching.

NLP Practitioner Certification
NLP Master Certification
NLP Strategic Coaching Certification

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Recognition & Associations

NLP Practitioner Certification

Foundational skills and knowledge of human behaviour, communication and change

NLP Master

Advanced skills and knowledge of human cognition, values, and performance

NLP Strategic

Advanced Goal Setting
The Coaching Persona
Set up your Practice

Why choose this course?

The most sophisticated structure in the known universe is inside your head. Most of us will never reach anything like our potential because there has never been any kind of operator’s manual for it… until now. NLP is that manual.

You too can join 1000s of others just like you who have learned the core skills, beliefs and strategies of the most successful people on the planet through our NLP training, and take your life to the next level. Our aim is to make our NLP Practitioner Certification the best investment you ever make in yourself or your business.

Professional Development

The business applications of Neuro Linguistic Programming are immediate and profound. No matter how good you are now, experience tells us that you can expect your professional life to significantly improve when you implement NLP skills and knowledge.

Personal Development

Some of our NLP Graduates have come to be better parents, partners or to just undo some pretty shabby childhood conditioning. In essence NLP shows you that you have much more control over your life than 99% of the population think we do, and better still, it gives you the techniques to master your own mind.

Sporting Performance

IAP’s training makes you aware of your unconscious patterns and provides the techniques to utilise your mind to perform at a higher level.

Reduce performance related anxiety, manage competition stress, boost confidence and calm the busy mind.

What you will learn in this course
  • Become a 'key person of influence' be it in your team or your family.
  • Communicate with greater precision and avoid costly communication gaffs.
  • Read people and predict behaviour for better relationships.
  • Elevate your leadership and decision-making skills.
  • Discover what really drives your unconscious behaviour and use it more effectively.
  • Eliminate procrastination, stress and anxiety, and negate self-sabotaging behaviours in less than 30 seconds.
  • Become someone others consider wise using this uncommon knowledge.
  • Create a life of purpose and have the courage to pursue your passion.
  • Have enormous fun, meet like-minded people, and gain the insights and wisdom to create a compelling future.
Course Quick Facts


19 Days


Multiple date blocks


NLP and Strategic Coaching Diploma


From any device




2 multiple choice quizzes & 1 coaching presentation


Live & interactive on Zoom

Payment Options

Upfront or 24-months interest free*


The International NLP Association

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You can download the Course Outline directly to your device containing what you can expect to cover during the course.
Gordon Young

Meet The Trainer

Gordon Young is the founder of the IAP and the curator of the IAP Self Mastery Programme. He has been teaching NLP courses for 15 years.

Gordon has written courses recognised by the AQF (Australian Quality Framework). His unique approach to NLP has now has advocates in university programmes across the country, and his approach is currently taught in some MBA programmes.

He was a Founding Executive Member and later the Chair of the Australian Board of Neuro Linguistic Programming (ABNLP) as well as the President of the Australian Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists (ASCH).

Gordon is recognised internationally as a leader in the field, and was recently chosen as one of Australia’s 100 leading influencers across all industries and professions by the largest Leadership study of its type in the Southern Hemisphere.


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Our Guarantee

If life gets in the way and you cannot complete, you can defer for up to 12 months. You may also get credits towards the full diploma for units you have completed. it couldn’t be easier.



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Frequently Asked Questions

This is training. It is not a motivational session that feels empowering for three days and then fades away. There is no dancing, no group hugs or giving each other massages. Whilst fun, this is not building lifelong skills. If you are looking for the PUMP IT UP model of NLP we are not it, and whilst dancing is fun, you can go dancing for free. Ours is a mature experiential training and whilst we do have a lot of fun and humour if you are looking for a rare toolkit, a toolkit that less than 1% of the population ever attain, we may well be the best decision you ever make.

No invasive and unwelcomed up-sells. Some providers can spend up to a day and a half of a 7 or 8-day training offering up-sells to either further training or products at the back of the room. Our view is that you pay to be trained, not sold to. It is your time, NOT ours.

You get a full 8 days training. Some other providers schedule 8 days but if you look closely, the 2 Mondays are only half days, therefore, it is actually 7 days training.

Qualifications of the trainers – some have very few qualifications or experience. Look at our Faculty. It is absolutely the most expert faculty in the field. You have a full range of support and expertise behind our courses.

Security. This is an unregulated field. You may be surprised and even dismayed that right now, you could market yourself as an NLP trainer without consequence. As a result, the field is prone to constant incursions from poorly trained and inexperienced people passing themselves off as experts. These people do a lot of damage because people are entrusting their mental state and their futures to these trainers who have at best, a cursory understanding of NLP. This means you can be poorly advised. We take our responsibilities as trainers seriously. We wanted to be the best we could be so you can be the best you can be. We trained extensively with the best in the world. We waited until we had worked with over 1000 clients before we even dared to teach others.

And in the field, experience is crucial. You cannot be effective without it. NLP is not something you can read about and then teach effectively. Every coaching client teaches you something. When we are teaching we bring up to 20 years (15+ full time) experience to the table.

We have your best intentions at heart. If you watch our graduates on video you will see the recurring statement that we clearly care about our students. We want you to get it and use it and that means we have to give you everything we can in the time we have.

Part of the difference is our training with the Milton H Erickson Foundation Phoenix Arizona, the Birthplace of NLP. If you don’t know about it, you should. NLP was largely modelled on the work of Milton Erickson, the father of modern hypnosis. I was trained by his direct students. I am just 2 steps away from Erickson and you will be just 3 steps away from Erickson. When a model goes through many hands it gets diluted and distorted. This has happened to NLP. With us you will get a pure form of NLP, arguably closer to the original creation than any other version in Australia.

The NLP diploma courses are designed to give you an unmatched skillset and foundational knowledge as a coach, trainer, or thought leader. Along the way you are likely to transform your own life as well. To help others you have to start from a place of wisdom yourself. You should leave our training with a rare skillset, one that 99% of the population will never attain. The impact on your life and career cannot be measured until you look back in a year or two and recognise the transformation.

Absolutely. We weren’t always trainers or coaches. NLP gives you a powerful personal toolkit, that is still highly sought after by companies and individuals alike. If you learn this well and become an accomplished Practitioner you could command $1000s per day as a trainer, coach or speaker. NLP will also help you excel in any enterprise. A good Master Practitioner should have a distinct competitive advantage in the marketplace. Many graduates have come to NLP specifically to build the skills and confidence to set up their own consultancies.

Why do we have full audio and video of the courses when no other provider does this? Because any NLP Practitioner training of value should provide so much material, and so much experience, that you simply cannot absorb it all in one pass. Dr Colin Lemmon from James Cook University in Cairns claims that “the NLP Practitioner training is the most content rich course I have ever experienced. In just 8 days IAP delivers more than a university would deliver in a full semester.” With the online resources you can review and refine your experience in your own time and at your own convenience. If you want to get good at this, the online resources will be key to your success. P.S. We do hear that other schools claim that this is overkill. The real issue is that these resources cost $10,000s to produce and most simply won’t, or cannot afford to produce the materials. We will leave it to you to assess why that is.

If you cannot attend every day, know that you have the video coverage you could watch and catch up.

Yes you can. The body of knowledge is in our view and essential underpinning for a coach, but just doing the intial 8 day Practitioner won’t give you structure or the complete skillset to coach at any significant level. There are plenty of schools claiming that you can, but in reality, the chances of you doing a short training and suddenly being effective enough to command $100s per hour as a coach as slim at best.

The reality is that skills take time to develop. The NLP & Strategic Coaching Diploma which is 20 days in total,across several months will definitely allow your skills to develop. We have full-time coaches who have come out of this training, and we ourselves employ people who have come through this pathway.

The question should be, what do you not get on the video? You get the FULL NLP course content. Every day, every subject, every demonstration. Why do we do it when others schools don’t? Because you have no way of absorbing everything we deliver in real time. It is crucial to be able to go back over the material and keep the learning alive for LIFE.

(1) Save $1000s on negotiating for cars, household goods, or make more by renegotiating your pay
(2) Save the irritation/awkwardness of not knowing how to tackle thorny issues in the workplace
(3) ever avoid a difficult conversation -have more meaningful and proactive conversations before the situation becomes untenable. Ever struggle to bring up something without tone or emotion. Own your emotions.
(4) Deal with difficult people in the workplace – take your power back and instead of being velcro, learn how to be Teflon
(5) discover ways to minimise conflict, get your message heard and build agreement with colleagues, team members, stakeholders, and even family

You will have the tools to:
1) be more discerning about which thoughts and/or feelings you pay attention to internally, and which ones you choose to ignore - this is the pivot point of your life
2) Change any unhelpful mindset into an optimised mindset in less than 30 seconds and facilitate the same in others – colleagues, children, partners
3) The ability to silence any internal dialogue that gets in the way of your happiness or effectiveness
4) Stop procrastination or hesitation
5) Build an unconscious rapport with others
6) Effectively read the listening styles of others and tailor your communication to make your message land more predictably.
7) Speak with influence and authority and understand the power of word choice
8) Consciously choose your reactions even when yo0u feel horribly triggered by others
9) Confidently put yourself forward and start focusing on what you can do rather than what you can’t
10) Be able to pick up the linguistic markers that reveal what people are really thinking

“Gordon has a magical ability for game-changing, especially in the area of altering the way in which the mind thinks and reacts. I can highly recommend him whenever you are needing to flick the switch to more effective modes of thinking, whether it’s at a personal, professional, or business team level.”

Brodee Myers-Cooke
Editor in Chief, Taste.com.au Magazine, News Corp.

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