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CHC53415

Diploma of Leisure and Health

Establish a rewarding career in leisure and health with this advanced course. Get the qualifications required to work in diversional therapy settings, as well as implement health and leisure programs across a range of community services settings. 

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STUDY LOCATIONS Gold Coast
WAYS TO STUDY On campus
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Full Fee
$10,870
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Course overview

Establish a rewarding career in leisure and health with this advanced qualification. Learn how to enhance the psychological, spiritual, social, emotional, and physical wellbeing of individuals as a diversional therapy coordinator, therapeutic recreation supervisor or a recreational activities coordinator, and many more.

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.

In this in-depth course you'll learn how to work with a diverse range of people, provide leisure education, plan and implement leisure and health programs. You'll also discover how to apply concepts of human psychology to facilitate involvement in leisure programs and coordinate and evaluate other workers and work teams. Our industry-experienced teachers will provide the one-on-one guidance and support you need to succeed.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work in the leisure and health industry as a diversional therapy coordinator, therapeutic recreation supervisor or recreational activities coordinator working in a variety of areas such as residential facilities, community agencies, or day respite centres.

What can I do?

  • Recreational Activities Officer
  • Diversional Therapy Coordinator
  • Community Leisure Officer
  • Community Leisure Coordinator
  • Recreational Activities Coordinator
  • Therapeutic Recreation Supervisor

Course outcome:

CHC53415 Diploma of Leisure and Health

Expert teaching staff

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

Student support services

We have numerous support services if you need an extra hand. The Learning Skills Centre, located in most campus libraries, is a drop-in service staffed by experienced teachers who can help with basic and complex skills. Studiosity is our online after-hours tutoring service focusing on writing, research and referencing, as well as subject-specific questions.​

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 7 elective units from the list below.  You will also be required to undertake 240 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting. 

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBMGT502
    Manage people performance
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBMGT502
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage the performance of staff who report to them directly. Development of key result areas and key performance indicators and standards, coupled with regular and timely coaching and feedback, provide the basis for performance management.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage people performance

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCOM003
    Develop workplace communication strategies
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCOM003
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop communication protocols for a team or business unit.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop workplace communication strategies

  • 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
  • CHCLAH006
    Coordinate planning, implementation and monitoring of leisure and health programs
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCLAH006
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake advanced planning, coordination implementation and evaluation of programs for the provision of activities for individuals and groups.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Coordinate planning, implementation and monitoring of leisure and health programs

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCLAH008
    Provide leisure education
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCLAH008
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist clients to develop appreciations, interests, skills and opportunities to use leisure in personally rewarding ways.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide leisure education

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCLAH009
    Apply concepts of human psychology to facilitate involvement in leisure programs
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCLAH009
    Unit description :

    This unit describes skills and knowledge required to understand and apply concepts of human psychology in the development of leisure programs to facilitate satisfying involvement of clients in leisure activities.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply concepts of human psychology to facilitate involvement in leisure programs

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCPOL003
    Research and apply evidence to practice
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCPOL003
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish the information need, gather information and critically analyse the information for relevance to own work.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Research and apply evidence to practice

  • 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
  • HLTWHS003
    Maintain work health and safety
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTWHS003
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and work practices as part of a small work team.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Maintain work health and safety

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Southport
Anytime
1 year
Self-paced
Recognition of Prior Learning
  • Full fee: $10,870

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Diploma of Leisure and Health (CHC53415)

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Diploma of Leisure and Health

COURSE CODE: CHC53415
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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VET Student Loan - $16,221 cap

This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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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 you:

  • have successfully completed Year 12 (or equivalent) or be of mature age; and
  • have sound literacy, numeracy and computer 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.

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). More details will be provided after enrolment or during orientation.

Placement

You may be required to have full COVID-19 vaccination to undertake vocational placement in a range of Community Services organisations. Potential students are advised to seek current information as policies may be updated.

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 240 hours of placement to satisfy this component of your qualification.

Prior to placement you will need to complete a Criminal History Check (yellow card) and apply for a Blue Card (working with children check). 

If your police 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 Vocational 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.

You will be responsible for any costs associated with meeting these placement requirements.

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 into 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. 

Apply through QTAC

You can apply to study this course through the Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC). You will need to submit your application on the QTAC website. It will be assessed, and if you are successful you will receive an offer directly through QTAC. You will need to accept your offer from QTAC before enrolling with TAFE Queensland.

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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