University of Sydney Coaching and Mentoring Alumni


The University of Sydney Coaching and Mentoring Alumni


Supporting the development of professional, evidenced-based coaching practice.

The University of Sydney Coaching & Mentoring Alumni (USCMA) Chapter is a networking and professional development group for past and present students of the Coaching Psychology Unit (CPU) at the University of Sydney. 

The primary aim of USCMA is to support the development of professional, evidenced-based coaching practice by providing members with high quality professional development and networking opportunities.

All members are welcome to join us for our events, including "coaches in the pub" and our workshops,  and to utilise the discounts available for coaching courses.

USCMA is run by an Executive Committee of volunteers elected by the USCMA membership at the Annual General Meeting, which is held at the end of each calendar year. 

There is a selection of memberships available; Alumni membership, Associate membership, and Affiliate membership (See Membership for details).    

The Master of Science in Coaching Psychology offered by the Coaching Psychology Unit at the University of Sydney is an articulated postgraduate program that teaches the applied science of human performance enhancement and coaching and specializes in executive and workplace coaching. The program provides students with a sound grounding in the theoretical and methodological aspects of coaching and coaching psychology as an applied positive psychology, and teaches fundamental applied coaching skills.

The program provides graduates with the key theoretical understandings and the core skills necessary to work as a coach in a wide range of settings. Graduates are equipped to work in the scientist-practitioner or scholar-practitioner model. Alumni from the program are employed in a range professions including as human or organisational performance consultants and personal, workplace or executive coaches in industry, human resources or in private practice.

USCMA supports the Australian Guideline for Coaching: the Standards Australia Handbook 332-2011 ‘Coaching in Organisations’ which is available for purchase online.

Coaching is a collaborative solution-focused, results-orientated systematic process in which the coach facilitates the enhancement of goal attainment, performance, self-directed learning and personal growth of other individuals.
— Dr. Anthony Grant