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  • CHC43415

Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

At a glance

At a glance

Take the next step in your career in community services with this intermediate-level course and get the skills you need to support people in a diverse range of settings.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Recreation Officer
  • Activities Officer
  • Diversional Therapy Assistant
  • Lifestyle Co-ordinator
  • Leisure and Lifestyle Officers
  • Disability Providers
  • Disability Lifestyle Support Workers
  • Recreational Officer Palliative Care and Hospitals
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CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

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Course overview

Course overview

Make the next move in your career in the community services and health sectors. This mid-level course is perfect for people who want a qualification that will span across a diverse range of fields in both health and community services, including working with people supported by the NDIS.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, diversional and recreational therapists are expected to experience stable future growth with around 2,000 job openings expected over the next five years. Employers are looking for qualified candidates who are caring, compassionate, and can communicate clearly with a diverse range of people.

This course will equip you with the practical skills and knowledge you need to work with people with high needs such as dementia, how to plan and conduct recreational programs, and how to confirm a physical health status. Our highly-experienced teachers are at the top of their game and will give you the one-on-one guidance you need to succeed in your studies.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work in community services and health settings as an activities officer, recreational therapy assistant, aged care recreation officer, or in a range of other areas including mental health and disability.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all (10) core units and 7 elective units from the list below. You will also be required to undertake 120 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting. 

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CHCCOM002
Use communication to build relationships
CHCDIV001
Work with diverse people
CHCLAH001
Work effectively in the leisure and health industries
CHCLAH002
Contribute to leisure and health programming
CHCLAH003
Participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of individual leisure and health programs
CHCLAH004
Participate in planning leisure and health programs for clients with complex needs
CHCLAH005
Incorporate lifespan development and sociological concepts into leisure and health programming
CHCPRP003
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTAAP002
Confirm physical health status
HLTWHS002
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
North and Far North Queensland
CHCAGE002
Implement falls prevention strategies
CHCAGE005
Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS020
Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
CHCDIS002
Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS003
Support community participation and social inclusion
CHCMHS001
Work with people with mental health issues
SISCCRO001
Plan and conduct recreation programs for older persons
Gold Coast
CHCAGE002
Implement falls prevention strategies
CHCAGE005
Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS020
Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
CHCDIS002
Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS007
Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCMHS001
Work with people with mental health issues
SISCCRO001
Plan and conduct recreation programs for older persons
Darling Downs and South West
SISCCRO001
Plan and conduct recreation programs for older persons
CHCCDE002
Develop and implement community programs
CHCDIS002
Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCCCS020
Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
CHCDIS003
Support community participation and social inclusion
CHCAGE005
Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCMHS001
Work with people with mental health issues
Online
CHCADV002
Provide advocacy and representation services
CHCCCS004
Assess co-existing needs
CHCDIS007
Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCMHS001
Work with people with mental health issues
CHCSET001
Work with forced migrants
HLTWHS003
Maintain work health and safety
SISCCRO001
Plan and conduct recreation programs for older persons

Note: For some courses, not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

It is highly recommended that students:

  • Are aged 15 years or older by the course commencement date; and
  • Have successfully completed Year 10 (or equivalent) Mathematics and English.
  • Possess sound computer literacy skills.

Placement

Students are advised that they will need to evidence full COVID-19 vaccination (2 doses) to attend the mandatory vocational placement assessment components of this course.The vaccines received must be approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration for use in Australia or endorsed by the WHO-COVAX if vaccinated overseas. 

Completing placement is compulsory, and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts. You are required to complete 120 hours of placement to satisfy this component of your qualification.

Prior to Placement, you will need to receive and provide evidence of the following checks:

  • You must complete your online NDIS Worker Screening Clearance application and nominate TAFE Queensland as you’re your employer).  There is no cost to students and TAFE Queensland can verify you as a student.
  • You must also complete the NDIS Worker Orientation Online Modules (4 modules/approximately 90 minutes). Upon completion, you will need to provide your Certificate of Completion to both TAFE Queensland and your placement provider.
  • Additionally, if you work with children on placement, you will also need a Blue Card Working with Children Check (Blue Card in Queensland).

You can apply for both the NDIS Worker Screening Clearance and Blue Card by completing a combined application via the NDIS Worker Screening portal noted above NDIS Worker Screening Unit (WSU).

Please note: TAFE Queensland wishes to warn you, as a Blue Card applicant, that it is an offence for a disqualified person to sign a Blue Card application.  For further information regarding 'disqualified' persons, please contact Blue Card Services.

You will also be required to ensure that you have the:

  • Influenza Vaccination: Annual vaccination.
  • Full COVID-19 Vaccination – evidence of 2 vaccinations of a type approved by Therapeutic Goods Administration, Australia, or endorsed by the World Health Organisation. Students are advised that a booster may be deemed an additional requirement by health providers

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

If applicable you will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You are responsible for meeting the minimum standard of dress. For placement this includes having access to and wearing appropriate attire including black or navy pants and fully enclosed shoes. You may also be required to purchase TAFE Queensland branded uniform items (including a polo shirt), which may incur additional costs of approximately $35.00. If applicable more details will be provided after enrolment or during orientation.

Need to know

For all students who are undertaking courses that include Vocational Placements in a high risk workplace, Queensland Health has directed that students must declare your COVID-19 Vaccination status and evidence to either TAFE Queensland or the placement provider. 

This may require you providing us or the placement provider information on:

  • Your vaccinate status
  • Last date of vaccination
  • Evidence of vaccine status

Where this information will be collected as part of your application and / or enrolment process.  Any data collected will be managed under the TAFE Queensland Privacy Policy.

This requirement is in place for all students in affected courses, including TAFE at School students.

Those students who have a medical contraindication may be unable to complete the vocational placement component of their course. This means you may not be able to meet all of the requirements of your course and may not be able to graduate or receive your qualification.

If you have any questions or concerns with this requirement, please contact our COVID hotline on 07 3307 4789.

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When studying online it is strongly recommended students follow the order of study and enrol in no more than two units per intake or the units required to complete a cluster/stage, unless otherwise advised. 

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Federation University
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland