The Certificate IV in Leisure and Health will teach you how to design, implement and evaluate leisure activities and health programs for clients who are ageing. You will also learn how to work as part of a team with other professionals such as personal care assistants, nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.
Career opportunities, include:
- lifestyle officer
- lifestyle coordinator
- community leisure officer
- leisure and health activities officer
- activities officer
Pathways to further study:
- Diploma of Leisure and Health CHC53415
- Diploma of Community Services CHC52015
Studying the Certificate IV in Leisure and Health at Holmesglen
This course will develop the skills you need to provide informed, person-centred leisure and lifestyle programs in residential aged care or with a variety of organisations that offer those services to older people in community settings.
You will complete a minimum 120 hours of work placement in a host facility to help you put your skills into practice.
You will need to attend classes one day per week from 9.30am – 4.00pm. You will also need to complete some online learning tasks.
You must complete 10 core units and 7 elective units. Holmesglen has chosen elective units based on industry feedback around the skills required for the job. If you have already completed other eligible units, they may be counted towards this program.
Commencing around 10 weeks into the course, you will be required to attend practical placement at least one day per week for the remainder of the course. You will have the flexibility to find your own placement in discussion with your teachers, to ensure the host facility is suitable and complements your learning objectives.
Holmesglen may also be able to support you to identify appropriate placement opportunities. An assessor will visit you during your placement to provide support and assess your skills against course criteria.
||Work with diverse people
||Work effectively in the leisure and health industries
||Incorporate lifespan development and sociological concepts into leisure and health programming
||Reflect on and improve own professional practice
||Use communication to build relationships
||Follow safe work practices for direct client care
||Provide First Aid
||Provide support to people living with dementia
||Facilitate the empowerment of older people
||Develop strategies to address unmet needs
||Facilitate responsible behaviour
||Support relationships with carers and families
||Support community participation and social inclusion
||Contribute to leisure and health programming
||Participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of individual leisure and health programs
||Participate in planning leisure and health programs for clients with complex needs
||Confirm physical health status
| Code || Name |
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCLAH001||Work effectively in the leisure and health industries|
|CHCLAH005||Incorporate lifespan development and sociological concepts into leisure and health programming|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|CHCCOM002||Use communication to build relationships|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care|
|HLTAID011||Provide First Aid|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia|
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people|
|CHCCCS008||Develop strategies to address unmet needs|
|CHCCCS009||Facilitate responsible behaviour|
|CHCCCS025||Support relationships with carers and families|
|CHCDIS003||Support community participation and social inclusion|
|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|
|HLTAAP002||Confirm physical health status|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
There are no pre-requisites for this qualification.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
Before you can start your practical placement, you will be required to provide:
a clear National Criminal History (Police) Check
evidence of influenza vaccination (required from May each year)
evidence of COVID-19 vaccinations (mandated by the Australian Government from 17 September 2021 for all workers in aged care).
COVID-19 vaccination requirements
Please refer to our coronavirus update page to view current vaccine requirements.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to reduce the number of units to be studied in your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
On completion, you will receive the CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health
Connections with industry
Holmesglen has close working relationships with many high-quality aged care providers, with whom we partner for practical placements and whose representatives sit on our Aged Care Course Advisory Committee.
With an ageing population, there is high demand for qualified aged care workers. Many of our students are offered work on completion of their placement.
How to apply
Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.
|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Free TAFE eligible student||FREE|
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
**Additional costs may also apply for course consumable and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses. To view the additional costs that apply for each course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession
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