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CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health for Existing Workers

This qualification is perfect for workers who are energetic, compassionate and want to support the person-centred care activities in which clients in the aged care, health, and community services sectors participate. Learn how to plan, implement and monitor leisure activities or programs to support independence and well-being, relationships with carers and families, as well as community participation and social inclusion.

If you are an existing worker or have experience in a related industry you may be eligible to enrol as an existing worker and may be able to complete your studies faster. Credit transfers may also be available to students with the following:

  • Certificate III in Allied Health Services/Individual Support (Ageing)/Individual Support (Disability)/Health Services Assistance; or
  • Certificate IV in Community Services/Ageing Support

If you would like to discuss whether your experience or qualifications are eligible please contact Nadia on 9970 1000.

Tailor your learning by selecting the electives available in this course to the area you already, or would like to, work in.

Potential Career Outcomes

  • Lifestyle Officer
  • Leisure and Health Assistant
  • Community Development Officer
  • Disability Officer
  • Diversional Therapy Assistant
  • Recreational Activities Officer

How will I Learn?

You will learn how to plan, implement and monitor leisure activities or programs to support independence and well-being, relationships with carers and families, as well as community participation and social inclusion.

The qualification comprises 17 units of competency – there is some flexibility of choice in the elective subjects to be studied. This will be discussed on enrolment and at the first training session.

Competency based assessment will be conducted through theory tasks, projects and practical demonstration. The training will be delivered in the College’s fully equipped training rooms by our qualified and industry experienced trainer/assessor.

Course entry requirements

  • An English language, literacy and numeracy assessment (if deemed appropriate by the Course Coordinator) may be required to determine that the student has sufficient skills to successfully complete the course
  • Unique Student Identifier (can be arranged through NBMC)
  • There are no formal educational requirements for entry into this course
  • Recognition for units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences

Work Placement

120 hours of work placement is a requirement of the course and the College can assist in helping students find placement. The days and hours of placement will need to be negotiated between the student and workplace, based on the student’s availability and the requirements of the workplace. The number of work placement hours will be determined by the elective subjects chosen by the student.

Compulsory Checks

Students may need to obtain the following prior to commencement of work placement:

Are there Assessments?

You will be required to complete self study and assessment work in your own time. There is usually a short answer theory and a project associated with each unit of competency. The project may comprise of case studies, Some units of competency require training and assessment of practical skills.

Further Information

Contact Nadia Louw on 9970 1008 or email to enrol or for further information.

Pathway to Further Training

The Certificate IV in Leisure and Health provides a pathway to a range of Diploma level qualifications in Community Services and Leisure and Health and a Bachelor Degree in Community Services or Health Science.

National Recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - is a means of measuring skills acquired through work or life experiences or through qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. Any student who believes they may be eligible for RPL must apply for this at least two weeks prior to the course commencing.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

From 1 January 2015 it is a requirement of the Federal Government that all students undertaking nationally recognised training will need to obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This involves an easy online application. See USI Fact Sheet for information on how to apply for a USI go to the Unique Student Identifier (USI) Website for additional information.

Please ensure when completing your enrolment information, that the details relating to your name are identical to those on the identification evidence used (eg passport or driver’s licence) when creating your USI eg no abbreviations or nicknames should be used.

Once created, it is important that you keep a record of your USI and access to your accredited training records in a safe place. You will need this information for any future enrolments into accredited training in Australia.


This qualification can be completed through a traineeship pathway. Please contact Fran Butterworth at or call 9970 1000 for more information.


This training is subsidised by the NSW Government under the Smart & Skilled Training Program. To be eligible you must be

  • an Australian Citizen/Perm Resident/NZ citizen/humanitarian visa holder
  • aged 15 years or older, and
  • live or work in New South Wales, and
  • no longer be at school or equivalent

If in receipt of a government benefit or allowance you may be eligible for the concession enrolment fee. See Smart & Skilled Funding page for details of the eligible benefits.

Limited fee free scholarships are available for eligible students who are 15-30 years of age and either a Commonwealth Welfare recipient or the dependant of a Commonwealth Welfare recipient. Students with a disability or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are also eligible for a fee exemption. Evidence of eligibility for a fee exemption will be required. Other fee free opportunities for disadvantaged students are available – see NSW Smart & Skilled website for further information.

Course cost

If you meet the above eligibility criteria for the Smart & Skilled Program the course cost is as follows:

Exempt: Fee-Free
Concession: $240
If you have not completed a post school qualification: $1990
If you have completed a post school qualification: $2320

Course cost includes course resources but students are responsible for the cost of obtaining a police check.

Payment options:

Pay by two instalments (half on enrolment and half midway through the course) or $240 on enrolment followed by fortnightly direct debit payments.
By Cash, Cheque, Visa or MasterCard

If not eligible for subsidised training course cost: $5900 – contact the College for payment options

Contact Nadia Louw on 9970 1008 or email to enrol or for further information.

Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate IV in Leisure and Health CHC43415.
  • Work in an alcohol and other drugs context (CHCAOD001)
  • Contribute to leisure and health programming (CHCLAH002)
  • Participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of individual leisure and health programs (CHCLAH003)
  • Engage respectfully with young people (CHCYTH001)
  • Facilitate the empowerment of older people (CHCAGE001)
  • Support youth programs (CHCYTH009)
  • Support relationships with carers and families (CHCCCS025)
  • Provide individualised support (CHCCCS015)
  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice (CHCPRP003)
  • Follow established person-centred behaviour supports (CHCDIS002)
  • Respond effectively to behaviours of concern (CHCCCS020)
  • Work effectively in the leisure and health industries (CHCLAH001)
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability (CHCDIS007)
  • Use communication to build relationships (CHCCOM002)
  • Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)
  • Provide first aid (HLTAID003)
  • Provide support to people living with dementia (CHCAGE005)
  • Work with people with mental health issues (CHCMHS001)
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care (HLTWHS002)
  • Participate in planning leisure and health programs for clients with complex needs (CHCLAH004)
  • Support community participation and social inclusion (CHCDIS003)
  • Incorporate lifespan development and sociological concepts into leisure and health programming (CHCLAH005)
  • Confirm physical health status (HLTAAP002)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

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North Narrabeen NSW 2101
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Fri

Brookvale Campus: Level 1, 14 William St, Brookvale NSW 2100
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Thur

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Phone: 02 9970 1000

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