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  • SSCHC0003

Introduction to Leisure and Health

Accredited Skill Set
At a glance

At a glance

Take the next step in your career in community services with this skill set and learn the basics of supporting people in a diverse range of settings.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Aged Care Recreation or Activities Officer
  • Activities Officer
COURSE OUTCOME

SSCHC0003 Introduction to 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 skill set is perfect for people who want an introduction 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 contribute to planing and conducting recreational programs, working with people with mental health issues, and following safe work practices for direct client care. 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 give you a foundation to continue with further studies at a certificate IV level or higher. You may also find work in community services and health settings as an activities assistant, recreational therapy assistant, aged care recreation assistant, or in a range of other areas including mental health and disability.

Units

The successful achievement of this short course requires you to complete all units listed below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
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
HLTWHS002
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCMHS001
Work with people with mental health issues
VPC120
Vocational placement

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 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
  • 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.

Vocational placement

You will be required to complete a minimum of 120 hours of industry experience spread across the duration of your study. This may be in the context of paid work, or as a student in a formal vocational placement. If you are not currently working in the industry, our teaching team will source volunteer placement for you.

Resources required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

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.

You will also require:

  • personal stationery (pens and paper)
  • a valid email address
  • closed-in shoes

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 enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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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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Get started with TAFE Queensland

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 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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland