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CHC43415

Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

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.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Southport Start date: 23 Jan 2023 Duration: 9 months
STUDY LOCATIONS Gold Coast
WAYS TO STUDY On campus
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Concession
$920
Subsidised
$1,090
Full Fee
$6,600
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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.

What can I do?

  • 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

Course outcome:

CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

Blended delivery

We know that life is busy. That's why our courses are designed to be flexible. Our mixed-mode delivery means you can complete components of your study online at a time that suits you.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all 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

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCOM002
    Use communication to build relationships
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCOM002
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge to apply specific communication techniques to establish, build and maintain relationships with clients, colleagues and other stakeholders based on respect and trust.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Use communication to build relationships

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCDIV001
    Work with diverse people
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCDIV001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work with diverse people

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCLAH001
    Work effectively in the leisure and health industries
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCLAH001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in a context within which leisure and health work occurs and to effectively support its role in enhancing well being.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work effectively in the leisure and health industries

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCLAH002
    Contribute to leisure and health programming
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCLAH002
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the creation, planning, coordination, delivery and evaluation of appropriate leisure and health activities for individuals and groups.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Contribute to leisure and health programming

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCLAH003
    Participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of individual leisure and health programs
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCLAH003
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to participate in planning, implementation and evaluation of programs providing activities for individuals.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of individual leisure and health programs

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCLAH004
    Participate in planning leisure and health programs for clients with complex needs
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCLAH004
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to understand and work with individuals and groups with complex needs when participating in planning for leisure and health service provision.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in planning leisure and health programs for clients with complex needs

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCLAH005
    Incorporate lifespan development and sociological concepts into leisure and health programming
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCLAH005
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to understand how human behaviour across the lifespan development stages, and sociological concepts of health and leisure impact on leisure and health programming and client participation.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Incorporate lifespan development and sociological concepts into leisure and health programming

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCPRP003
    Reflect on and improve own professional practice
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCPRP003
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and enhance own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTAAP002
    Confirm physical health status
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTAAP002
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to obtain and interpret information about client health status and to check a client's physical health. It requires a detailed knowledge of anatomy and physiology.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Confirm physical health status

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTWHS002
    Follow safe work practices for direct client care
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTWHS002
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for a worker to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others in work environments that involve caring directly for clients. It has a focus on maintaining safety of the worker, the people being supported and other community members.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Southport
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time - online, face-to-face tutorials (optional), Residential School (4 days) plus 120 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $920
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $6,600

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Certificate IV in Leisure and Health (CHC43415)

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Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

COURSE CODE: CHC43415
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

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. 

Payment plan

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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Upfront payment

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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Important Information

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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.
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 and Adobe Acrobat Reader. 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.

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
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 one 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.

Pathways

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

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Course 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.

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. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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