Want to move your career into the community service and health industry? We can help you do it with a Certificate IV in Leisure and Health.
You’ll learn to design, implement and evaluate leisure and health activities and programs across many sectors, including residential facilities, community agencies and day centres; all while gaining the knowledge and practical skills to work with people who have complex needs.
Not only that, 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 – sounds pretty rewarding to us.
Taught in a combination of online and in-class study methods, you’ll have the flexibility to work and study at the same time, putting your new skills into action and gaining hands-on experience in the industry. This will not only increase your confidence when it comes to the workforce, but it will enhance your employment opportunities at the same time.
Once you complete this course, you’ll have the skills to move into the industry, working in residential facilities and/or in community agencies and day centres, while completing specialised tasks and functions relating to leisure and health.
You might even find yourself working in the following areas:
- Activities Officer
- Community Leisure Officer
- Disability Officer - day support
- Diversional Therapy Assistant
- Leisure Officer
- Recreation Activities Officer
You’ll even be able to 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!
Now is the perfect time to get started on a new career and TAFE Gippsland is the perfect environment to help you achieve your career goals, pursue your passions and help set you up for a very successful future.
Please note, students must have a National Police Check and a Working with Children's Card before completing this course.
|ATTENTION: As much as we’d love to offer more, we can only offer one Free TAFE course per person. If you’ve already enrolled and commenced, or enrolled but didn’t complete a Free TAFE course at any Victorian TAFE in the past you will NOT be eligible for another and will need to pay tuition and materials fees when you enrol. Reach out to us if you think this is you.|
TimesMondays 9:00am - 3:00pm
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate IV in Leisure and Health.
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
- Diploma of Leisure and Health
- Diploma of Nursing
Mandatory entry requirements
- LLN and PTR conducted
- Police checks are required to be completed prior to entry into course. Must not have a disclosure on police check.
- Working with Children's card.
- Flu vaccination.
- COVID vaccination (From 17 September 2021, COVID-19 vaccination will be mandatory for all residential aged care workers).
Recommended entry requirements
- TAFE Gippsland recommends (not mandatory) students are a minimum of 18 years old at commencement of course.
- Moderate computer skills
Limitations to entry
- Must be physically fit as the job role requires manual handling using industry equipment.
Participants will require access to a computer and an internet connection.
Specialist Course Information
- Police Check is required
- Working with Children check is recommended
Placement is arranged by:
Pathway to Industry Licence
Material and Equipment supplied by students
Student ServicesSupport 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 LearningMany TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.
|HLTAID011 Provide First Aid|
|CHCVOL003 Recruit, induct and support volunteers|
|CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing|
|CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships|
|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|
|CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people|
|CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people|
|CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia|
|CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support|
|CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports|
|CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability|
- Written assessment
- Practical experiences
- Practical demonstrations
- Practical demonstrations in simulated work conditions
- Problem solving
- Critical incident reports