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  • CHC53415

Diploma of Leisure and Health

At a glance

At a glance

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. 

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Recreational Activities Officer
  • Diversional Therapy Assistant
  • Community Leisure Officer
  • Community Leisure Coordinator
  • Recreational Activities Coordinator
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CHC53415 Diploma of Leisure and Health

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Course overview

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 assistant or community leisure coordinator. 

The health and community services sector is predicted to experience strong growth over the next five years with an excess of 50,000 job openings expected. This is due to an increased demand for aged care support, community support services, and support for people with a disability through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). 

In this in-depth course you'll learn how to work with a diverse range of people, provide leisure education, and plan and implement leisure and health programs. You'll also discover how to apply concepts of human psychology to facilitate involvement in leisure programs. 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 assistant working in residential facilities, community agencies, or day centres.

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
CHCCOM003
Develop workplace communication strategies
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
CHCLAH006
Coordinate planning, implementation and monitoring of leisure and health programs
CHCLAH008
Provide leisure education
CHCLAH009
Apply concepts of human psychology to facilitate involvement in leisure programs
CHCPOL003
Research and apply evidence to practice
CHCPRP003
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTAAP002
Confirm physical health status
HLTWHS003
Maintain work health and safety
BSBMGT502
Manage people performance
VPC240
Vocational placement

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CHCMHS004
Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
CHCDEV003
Analyse client information for service planning and delivery
CHCAOD001
Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
CHCAGE004
Implement interventions with older people at risk
BSBMGT406
Plan and monitor continuous improvement
CHCDIS010
Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
CHCLAH007
Conduct a program for children and young people with special needs

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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Applying for a course does not guarantee you a place in that course. Your place is only guaranteed once you enrol into units. Enrolling means that you are committing yourself to study, and to paying the associated fees. The tuition fees and applicable charges are required to be paid at enrolment or by scheduled instalment dates either by yourself, a nominated third party (e.g. your employer), or as identified within a contract for delivery of TAFE Queensland training.

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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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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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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


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

Vocational 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 240 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). 

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.

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.

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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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