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Diploma of Leisure and Health (VIC Only)

  • Qualification:


  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    12 months part-time

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Skills Training Australia

  • Location:


  • Course fees:

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes:

    Diversional Therapist | Community Leisure Coordinator | Diversional Therapy Assistant | Leisure Services Coordinator | 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.

Course Rundown

About this course

Play a leading role in supporting the most vulnerable Australians to engage meaningfully with all aspects of society by studying a rewarding and challenging Diploma of Leisure and Health (CHC53415) course.

Building on the practical skills and theoretical knowledge developed in a leisure and health service certificate course or during work experience, this diploma course equips you with the essential leadership and management experience required to plan, direct and lead in the community services sector.

A growing industry requiring skilled professionals to ensure its continuing development, the leisure and health sector supports thousands of marginalised Australians to engage meaningfully in all aspects of society. If you want a challenging professional career, and are looking for an opportunity make a real difference, a leadership role in leisure and health services is for you.

Offering 240 hours of practical work placement, this course ensures you graduate workplace-ready and with the applicable and in-demand skills needed to support thousands of Australians in a growing and under-resourced sector. By studying this course, you'll stand out in a competitive environment and build the skills required to make a real difference.

How to Get In

To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Hold the Certificate IV in Leisure and Health; OR
  • Have at least two years of workplace experience delivering leisure and health and diversional therapy programs to clients and groups; AND
  • Provide on application a copy of your current resume, and a letter of support from your current employer outlining their support for you undertaking this course.

Your employer must deliver leisure and health or diversional programs.

Areas of study

In this community services course, the subjects you will study may include:

  • 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
  • CHCDIS008 - Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
  • BSBFIM501 - Manage budgets and financial plans
  • BSBMGT401 - Show leadership in the workplace
  • CHCDIS009 - Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
  • CHCCCS023 - Support independence and wellbeing
  • CHCMHS001 - Work with people with mental health issues
  • BSBMGT406 - Plan and monitor continuous improvement
Skills Training Australia Study with Skills Training Australia and discover a career path that makes a real difference. Gain a nationally recognised qualification to pursue a career in nursing, aged care, health services and more – they’re here to help you help others!

Learning with Skills Training Australia means you’ll receive the highest quality training and assessment services, as well as access to some of Australia’s largest community services and health providers.

Skills Training Australia is just as passionate as you when it comes to giving back to the community; so ask yourself, is there anyone else you’d want to lead you on your way?
Skills Training Australia is committed to helping you achieve your goals, offering a supportive environment and a first-class training experience.

You’ll be taught the industry’s best practices from trainers who are still active in the community and services sector, and are dedicated to supporting you throughout your learning journey, from course commencement to completion.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

  • : Melbourne Knox
  • Victoria: Melbourne CBD

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon completion of this course, you will receive a Diploma of Leisure and Health from Skills Training Australia.

After completing this course, you'll have the skills, experience and ability to apply for management roles in the health and leisure services sector. Employment opportunities after course completion may include working as a:

Curious about where a career in community services could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Diversional Therapist
  • Community Leisure Coordinator
  • Diversional Therapy Assistant
  • Leisure Services Coordinator
  • Recreational Activities Coordinator
  • Recreational Activities Officer
  • Activities Coordinator
  • Leisure Services Manager

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Skilled Training Australia offers a range of payment options to suit any budget:

  • Upfront payment - All course costs can be paid in full via VISA/MasterCard or bank deposit
  • VET Student Loans are available for eligible students
  • Course fees include tuition, resources (where applicable), amenities and administration costs.

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