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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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WAYS TO STUDY Online
NEXT INTAKE Start date: 28 Jan 2025 Duration: 9 months View all intakes
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Concession
$3,910
Subsidised
$4,695
Full Fee
$7,280
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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.

Industry expert teachers

Our teaching staff are at the top of their game and are still heavily involved in the industry. This means you're being taught by people who know what employers are looking for and where the sector is headed.

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
  • Your course is primarily online and you may interact with your teachers and other students using Zoom. You will also need to come in to campus to complete some practical learning and assessment. Learn more

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STUDY MODE START DATE DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Online with on campus practical training (Toowoomba)
Anytime
9 months
Full time 2 days per week via Zoom and 1 week block on campus
  • Concession: $3,910
  • Subsidised: $4,695
  • Full fee: $7,280
demo

Online with on campus practical training (Toowoomba)

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    80%
  • On Campus Time
    20%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

Anytime

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

9 months

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time 2 days per week via Zoom and 1 week block on campus

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Concession: $3,910
  • Subsidised: $4,695
  • Full fee: $7,280
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

Yes

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

Online, On-Campus and vocational placement

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

Online with on campus practical training (Southport)
28 Jan 2025
9 months
Full time Online tutorials plus 4 day block on campus
  • Concession: $3,910
  • Subsidised: $4,695
  • Full fee: $7,280
demo

Online with on campus practical training (Southport)

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    80%
  • On Campus Time
    20%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

28 Jan 2025

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

9 months

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time Online tutorials plus 4 day block on campus

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Concession: $3,910
  • Subsidised: $4,695
  • Full fee: $7,280
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

Yes

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

Online, On-Campus and vocational placement

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

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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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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

If you are not currently employed or volunteering in industry, during your course you will be required to complete vocational placement so you can start practising your new skills in a real-world environment. You’ll be required to work shifts determined by your placement provider, and these can include early mornings or late nights, any day of the week, including public holidays. TAFE Queensland may be able to assist in arranging suitable placements.

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.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
This course requires you to obtain a NDIS Worker Screening Check to be eligible to attend the vocational placement assessment component of your studies.

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

  • Students must complete their online NDIS Worker Screening Clearance application at this link - NDIS Worker Screening Unit (WSU) and nominate TAFE Queensland (as their employer).  There is no cost to students. TAFE Queensland can then verify each student.
  • Students must also complete the NDIS Worker Orientation Online Modules (4 modules/approximately 90 minutes in total). Upon completion, students will need to provide their Certificate of Completion to both TAFE Queensland and their placement provider.
  • Additionally, if students work with children on Placement, they will also need a Blue Card Working with Children Check (Blue Card in Queensland).
  • Please note:  Students 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).  

If your check identifies that you have a criminal history, you may be disqualified from being eligible to undertake placement and assessment, which would affect your course outcomes. If you think this might impact you, please speak to the relevant Placement Coordinator for further information.

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.

Vaccination requirements 
COVID-19 vaccination requirements across a range of high-risk settings have eased. There are no Public Health Directions in affect requiring you to be vaccinated in high risk settings. However, decisions on mandatory vaccinations will be made by the owner or operator of these settings. Some facilities may also mandate the number of vaccinations required. These requirements will be provided to the student, prior to arrangements being made for the completion of vocational placement.

Important information

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.

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
  • 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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