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CHC43415

Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

  • Qualification:

    Certificate IV

  • Study mode:

    Online

  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Maximum 18 months

  • Start date:

    Anytime – start today!

  • Awarded by:

    North Coast TAFE (RTO 90010)

  • Course fees:

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes:

    Activity Officer | Lifestyle Coordinator | Lifestyle Assistant | Lifestyle Officer | View all

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This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

What you'll learn

About this course

Gain the skills to make a positive impact in the lives of clients in aged care, health, and the community services sectors.

Delivered online by Open Colleges, through their partner North Coast TAFE, this certificate IV qualification will teach you how to plan, implement and monitor individual and group activities for a diverse range of people. You'll learn to support independence and wellbeing, relationships with carers and families, as well as community participation and social inclusion.

You'll learn by working for a fictitious care facility where you'll be introduced to a range of fictitious colleagues and be faced with a variety of situations you may encounter in a real life workplace. These skills will then be able to put this knowledge into practice with an 120-hour work placement.

Work placement

To successfully complete this course and gain hands-on experience you must complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement, within a suitable workplace. Suitable workplaces include residential aged care facilities, respite care facilities, day care centres, home care environments, community support settings, rehabilitation services and refuges.

Eligibility

To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old; AND
  • Have successfully completed Year 10 English, or demonstrate equivalency; AND
  • Have basic computing skills; AND
  • Have a reasonable level of fitness, as the role involve a variety of physical tasks

Areas of study

In this allied health assistance course, the units of competency you may study include:

  • CHCLAH001 - Work effectively in the leisure and health industries
  • CHCCOM002 - Use communication to build relationships
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • CHCCCS023 - Support independence and wellbeing
  • CHCLAH005 - Incorporate lifespan development and sociological concepts into leisure and health programming
  • HLTAAP002 - Confirm physical health status
  • HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • CHCLAH002 - Contribute to leisure and health programming
  • CHCLAH003 - Participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of individual leisure and health programs
  • CHCCCS025 - Support relationships with carers and families
  • CHCHCS001 - Provide home and community support services
  • CHCMHS002 - Establish self-directed recovery relationships
  • CHCMHS003 - Provide recovery-oriented mental health services
  • CHCDIS003 - Support community participation and social inclusion
  • CHCDIS001 - Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
  • CHCLAH004 - Participate in planning leisure and health programs for clients with complex needs
  • CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Open Colleges Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.
As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate IV in Leisure and Health (CHC43415) from North Coast TAFE.

With this qualification under your belt, you will have the knowledge and skills to consider a career as an aged care activities officer, lifestyle coordinator or recreation group leader.

Where could a career in health take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Activity Officer
  • Lifestyle Coordinator
  • Lifestyle Assistant
  • Lifestyle Officer
  • Recreation Activities Coordinator
  • Recreation Activities Officer
  • Recreation Group Leader
  • Aged Care Activity Worker
  • Recreational Activities Coordinator
  • Recreational Activities Officer

Payment options & support

Finance options

Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:

Payment Option 1: Pay in weekly instalments

  • $82.49 per week
  • $100 deposit

Payment Option 2: Pay in full when you enrol and save up to 20% on your course fees

  • $3,890 upfront payment

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