CHC43415 - Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

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Adelaide City, SA – View Intakes

Elizabeth City, SA – View Intakes

Concession: $580

Subsidised: $1,425

Full Fee: $4,675


This qualification reflects the role of workers participating in the design, implementation and evaluation of leisure, health activities and programs for clients in one or more sector areas.
Workers may be in residential facilities and/or in community agencies and day centres, completing specialised tasks and functions in relation to leisure and health. While workers are responsible for their own outputs, work is carried out under direct or indirect supervision within defined organisation guidelines.

Did you know?

According to Australian Labour Market Insights, Welfare, Recreation and Community Arts Workers are expected to experience robust growth in the coming years, offering promising job prospects. With projections indicating a workforce of over 51,200 by 2026 which is up 9,200 or 21.9% from 2021.


Course Structure:

This qualification consists of 17 units; 10 core and 7 elective.
Each unit includes the relevant training and assessment materials required to achieve competency

Core Units:
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

Elective Units:
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCCDE004 Implementation participation and engagement strategies
BSBINM201 Process and maintain workplace information
BSBLDR403 Lead team effectiveness
CHCCDE002 Develop and implement community programs

During the course we will work with you to arrange a suitable venue(s) for work placement. At the end of the course you will be expected to have completed a minimum of 180 hours of work placement to enable the assessment of your ability to implement your training under working conditions. Please discuss this with your trainer at your interview.

(Please note that students completing the course through a funded initiative will be required to complete the number of work placement hours nominated in the funding agreement.)

To be able to attend the work placement it is a mandatory requirement from the placement facilities that students will need to have:

  • Obtained the relevant clearances and screening checks for that facility (eg DHS vulnerable person, aged care sector, working with children check, national police clearance etc)
  • Received their annual influenza vaccination, and
  • Received at least one dose of a TGA approved or recognised COVID-19 vaccination; and
  • Received, or have evidence of a booking to receive, a second dose of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine within the interval after the first dose; and
  • Within four weeks of becoming eligible in accordance with ATAGI guidelines, the person receives, or has evidence of a booking to receive, a third dose (booster) of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine

Upon successfully completing the CHC43415 – Certificate IV in Leisure & Health, graduates can embark on diverse career pathways within healthcare services. Here are potential vocational outcomes and job roles:

  1. Leisure and Health Assistant
  2. Diversional Therapy Assistant
  3. Recreational Activities Officer
  4. Community Recreation Activity Assistant
  5. Day Support Disability Officer
  6. Community Leisure Officer

Fee for Service Students:  $4,675

Subsidised Students:
This qualification has subsidies available Supported by Government of South Australia for eligible participants.
Participant Eligibility Criteria apply – visit for Participant Eligibility Criteria
Subsidised Course Cost: $1,425
Subsidised Course Concession Cost: $580

For more information on completing a qualification with fee subsidies at AWT please visit our Subsidised Training information page.

Required short courses:
Short course – Manual handling for direct care work: $150
Short course – HLTAID011 Provide first aid: $150

Other Fees that may be applicable:
DHS Screening check:  Approximately $65.45 for students
Work placement badge: $6
Replacement unit fee:  $25 per unit
Postage of certificate:  $10 (surface mail/untracked)
Postage of items:  Calculated on an individual basis on the weight/size of the item/s to be posted

Skills Recognition Costs:
Recognition Prior Learning: $250 per unit
Credit Transfer: $25 per unit

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