Certificate IV in Leisure and Health


Code: CHC43415

Mode of Delivery: Traineeship


Course Duration: 12 months

Commencing in: 2024

2024 Intake

Intake Date Campus Attendance Days
15/04/2024 Workplace
15/07/2024 Workplace
07/10/2024 Workplace

About this course

Expand your career horizons in the health and community services sector with this practical course.
Learn how to effectively impact the wellbeing and satisfaction of your clients with a wide array of essential skills that will help you excel in your role as a community leisure officer, diversional therapy assistant or recreation activities officer, to name a few.
With a strong emphasis on supporting client independence, this qualification will give you the skills to provide the necessary support, encouragement and assistance to navigate through life’s challenges.
Including both theory and practical elements, you’ll also need to undertake 120 hours of workplace placement as part of this course.

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

Diploma of Nursing

Skills or Knowledge gained

Skills and knowledge gained in this course includes:
Communication skills
Workplace Health and Safety
Ability to enhance quality of life
Contribute to planning leisure and health programs including clients with complex needs
Support Independence and well being

Entry Requirements

Are there specified requirements for entry into the course/qualification?: No

Mandatory entry requirements:

Applicants under the age of 18 are encouraged to apply for upcoming intakes, however you must be 18 years of age at course commencement or have turned 18 years of age by 30 April, 2024.
Completed LLN assessment level required for a Certificate IV level
Provide Police Check in each year of placement (without disclosures)
Provide Working with Children’s Check (without disclosures)
Flu vaccination in current year of placement
NDIS screening
COVID vaccination - triple dose (From 17 September 2021, COVID-19 vaccination will be mandatory for all residential aged care workers. Exemptions will not apply)
Must be able to attend class 2 days per week as per the timetable (Face to Face x1 and online x1) unless under a traineeship model
Complete 120 hours placement as arranged by TAFE Gippsland (Traineeship completed in the workplace)
Prospective student to complete online application form

Recommended entry Requirements:

To be fit and able to move around on feet all day while physically supporting patients and clients while performing job duties.
Moderate computer skills required

Limitations to course Entry:

Must be physically fit as the job role requires manual handling using industry equipment.

Minimum Industry Requirement

  • Working with children check
  • Police check

Licensing/Regulatory Requirements

Will this course/qualification or a constituent unit provide a pathway to an industry licence or regulated outcome: No

Qualifications and Recognition - 2024

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

Work Placement - 2024

Does this course require placement?: No

Placement to be arranged by: Student

Further Information - 2024


Fees and charges Government subsidised concession Government subsidised Full-fee paying student
Maximum full course tuition fee* (GST exempt) $1,139.40 $5,697.00 $13,609.50
Materials fee* (GST exempt) $55.00 $55.00 $55.00
Total $1,194.40 $5,752.00 $13,664.50
VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Sample course units

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
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
HLTAID011 Provide first aid
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

The assessment for each course varies. It may include knowledge questions, practical skills tasks, projects, research work, on the job assessment, etc. Your assessor or educator will provide specific information on the requirements for your course.

You can expect that:

  • assessment methods are clear
  • assessment tasks are relevant and meet the requirements of your course
  • assessor or educator demonstrate fairness and lack of bias when assessing your work
  • educators will provide open and honest feedback about assessment tasks.