Your course start date is the date you completed your enrollment and gained access to your online learning area (Members Area - http://members.thecoachinginstitute.com.au/)
For example: If you enrolled into your course 1st Jan 2016 and completed your Foundations of Coaching Success training 1st -3rd February. Your official course start date is 1st Jan 2016.
The reason for this is because the moment you have access to the Members Area you can start on your assessment.
Note: Your course start date is important to know because it is how you work out your assessment due dates.
If you want to know when your assessments are due please head to the "When are my assessments due?" FAQ.
If you have any other questions feel free to contact the WOW Team on (03) 9645 9945 or firstname.lastname@example.org :D