Course Type:
Accredited Course; Free TAFE
Study Mode:
On Campus
12 months
Starting Date:
Warragul: 24/04/2023 and 02/10/2023
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Course Overview

Want to move your career into the community service and health industry? We can help you do it at TAFE Gippsland with a Certificate IV in Leisure and Health.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to plan and conduct exciting activities and learn to confirm the physical health status of the people you’re helping.

Take your studies further and increase your employment opportunities by completing a Diploma of Leisure and Health or a Diploma of Nursing. We’ll be on hand to discuss all your options if that’s the path you choose – because making those decisions isn’t always easy!

We can help you achieve your career goals at TAFE Gippsland.

Did you know: The Victorian Government has now made Free TAFE courses even more accessible for new students enrolling for study in 2023. All Free TAFE courses at TAFE Gippsland are now available to people with higher-level qualifications and those who have completed a previous Free TAFE course and are looking to continue in their selected training pathway. Conditions and eligibility rules apply. Check out our Free TAFE information page for further details.


Mondays 9:00am - 3:00pm
Tuesday online

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate IV in Leisure and Health.

Career Opportunities

Workers may be in residential facilities and/or in community agencies and day centres, completing specialised tasks and functions in relation to leisure and health including:

  • Activities officer
  • Community leisure officer
  • Disability officer - day support
  • Diversional therapy assistant
  • Leisure officer
  • Recreation activities officer

Opportunities for Further Study

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

The Certificate IV in Leisure and Health requires students to complete physical and academically demanding tasks, in order to be successful with the Certificate coursework and practical placement, students are required to perform and demonstrate a number of skills in a safe manner to those within their care, themselves, other students and staff.

By understanding the task required within the course work and practical placement students can make an informed decision whether the program is suitable prior to enrolment.

Click here to read the Inherent Requirements for this course

Online requirement

Participants will require access to a computer and an internet connection.


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with Fees

Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information

  • Police Check is required
  • Working with Children check is recommended


120 hours
Placement is arranged by:

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Sample course units

CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCLAH005 Incorporate lifespan development and sociological concepts into leisure and health programming
CHCLAH004 Participate in planning leisure and health programs for clients with complex needs
CHCLAH003 Participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of individual leisure and health programs
CHCLAH002 Contribute to leisure and health programming
CHCLAH001 Work effectively in the leisure and health industries
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid


Assessments are undertaken in simulated situations, role plays in the workplace, in class and written assignments, online written responses and online quizzes, Practical Placement, Portfolios, Reflective activities (online)