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  • CHC43415

Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

At a glance

At a glance

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.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Aged Care Recreation or Activities Officer
  • Mental Health Lifestyle Support Worker
  • Activities Officer
  • Therapy Assistant
COURSE OUTCOME

CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

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Course overview

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.

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.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 7 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CHCCOM002
Use communication to build relationships
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
HLTWHS002
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Gold Coast
VPC120
Vocational placement

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Gold Coast
CHCAGE002
Implement falls prevention strategies
CHCAGE005
Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCDE002
Develop and implement community programs
CHCDIS002
Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
SISCCRO001
Plan and conduct recreation programs for older persons
CHCMHS001
Work with people with mental health issues
CHCAGE001
Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCCCS020
Respond effectively to behaviours of concern

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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 will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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.

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This is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


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.

Vocational placement

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.

Please note: prior to placement you will need to complete a Criminal History Check (yellow card) and apply for a Blue Card (working with children check). Your current AFP documentation must be no older than 3 months prior to the start of study.

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.

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

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, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. 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). If applicable more details will be provided after enrolment or during orientation.

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.

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 enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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 will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland