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CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

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.

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

If you are an existing worker or have experience in the related industry, please inform our Training Coordinator during your enrolment conversation as you may be eligible to enrol as an existing worker and be able to complete your studies faster.

Learn new skills including

  • Use communication to build relationships
  • Work with diverse people
  • Work effectively in the leisure and health industries
  • Contribute to leisure and health programming
  • Participate in planning leisure and health programs for clients with complex needs
  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Employment opportunities with this qualification include:

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

Course outcomes include

  • Completion of a nationally recognised industry qualification
  • Work experience at a relevant organisation

Available as a Traineeship

This qualification can be completed through a traineeship pathway. Please contact Nadia Louw at nadia@nbmc.nsw.edu.au or call 9970 1008 for further information.

Course entry requirements

  • Telephone or personal meeting with our Training Coordinator who will provide course information and answer your questions to ensure this is the right course for you before you enrol.
  • Students may need to obtain a current National Police Check and/or Working with Children Check prior to commencement of work placement (dependent on workplace organisation requirements).

           NSW Police Check
           Working with Children Check

  • Unique Student Identifer (see information below).
  • Completion of an NBMC English language, literacy and numeracy quiz to determine that you have appropriate skills to successfully complete the course.

What you need to know about this course

  • The College offers part time evening courses. See below for class options.
  • Attendance can be in person at a College Campus or online by Virtual Classroom using Zoom (see below for online learning requirements).
  • The course is delivered using a blended learning model which includes timetabled classroom/virtual classroom attendance, weekly flexible directed self study hours and 120 work placement hours.
  • Students will need to allow regular weekly hours throughout the course for directed self study for the completion of learning and assessment tasks.
  • There are no classes during school holidays.
  • If attending the theory component of the course by virtual classroom, there may be some training sessions when you will need to attend the campus for practical skills training.
  • The course is delivered in the College’s fully equipped training room by our qualified and industry experienced trainer/assessor.
  • Work placement hours will differ to normal class hours.
  • 17 units of competency must be successfully completed to achieve this qualification. These are listed in the pop up list located above the class options below.
  • A timetable will be provided on course commencement detailing theory, practical and work placement training sessions.
  • On Campus study during COVID-19 – please click here to learn about the additional safety measures being taken at College Campuses to help protect everyone on site.

About work placement

  • A minimum of 120 hours of unpaid 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.
  • Work placement provides you with the opportunity to respond to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a simulated environment.
  • Your trainer will visit you regularly during work placement hours to guide and support you as well as assess practical skills.

Are there Assessments?

  • Competency based assessment of each unit of competency in the course will be conducted through a mix of assessment methods including case studies, theory tasks, projects and practical demonstration.
  • Some units of competency require assessment of practical skills during work placement.
  • You will receive clear assessment instructions and an opportunity will be provided for resubmission of assessments if required.

Pathway to Further Training

The Certificate IV in Leisure and Health can provide 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.

Eligibility for Subsided Training

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

Course cost

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

  • Exempt: Fee-Free
  • Concession: $240
  • If no prior post school qualification: $1990
  • If a post school qualification has previously been completed: $2320
  • New entrant traineeship: $0

Course cost includes course resources but students are responsible for the cost of obtaining a police check and/or Working with Children Check (depending on work placement).

See Smart & Skilled Funding page for the eligible benefits that will allow a concession fee.

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.

Payment options:

Payment can be made

  • In full if the course cost is less than $1500
  • By two instalments – half on enrolment and half midway through the course
  • An interest-free payment plan paying $240 on enrolment followed by fortnightly direct debit payments
  • By Cash, Cheque, Visa or MasterCard

If not eligible for subsidised training: $5500 – please contact the College for payment options.

College Trainers

All NBMC Trainers/Assessors are current industry professionals with the required qualifications to deliver and assess this course. Trainers draw upon and share their own experiences in the industry to ensure that the training delivered to you is current and relevant. For information about individual trainers, please click on the trainer name in the class details below for the trainer’s bio.

Student Support

Please advise our Training Coordinator at your initial telephone or personal meeting if you require additional support in your learning. This will allow a support plan to be devised before you commence your course.

Why study at Northern Beaches & Mosman College?

Enjoy smaller class sizes, a personalised relationship with your trainer, face-to face teaching sessions and qualifications that include real life work experience, when you choose to study at the three-campus Northern Beaches & Mosman College (NBMC).

With classes available across the Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore in Narrabeen, Brookvale and Mosman, the College offers increasing numbers of accredited and vocational qualifications. Students include those looking to upskill, to change career direction and school leavers keen to step onto a career pathway. Courses on offer can lead directly to employment and/or go towards future learning opportunities.

Virtual Classroom using Zoom

Zoom is easy to use video conferencing software with a simple set up. You will be able to see your trainer and classmates and interact as though you were in the same room, all from the comfort of your own home!

This is what you need to join a Zoom classroom:

  • Understanding the basics of using Zoom – see our free Zoom tutorial by clicking here.
  • Access to a computer, iPad/tablet or smartphone; and
  • A webcam* so that you can be seen by the trainer; and
  • A microphone* so that you can participate in the class and be heard by the trainer; and
  • A good Internet connection.

*If you have a laptop computer a webcam and microphone is usually built into the top of the screen frame. Smartphones and iPad/tablets also contain cameras and microphones.

Once you have watched our free tutorial and experimented with Zoom, if you still have questions, we are offering free Q & A Zoom sessions with one of our experienced trainers. See our Zoom page for available dates by clicking here.

National Recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster. Any student who believes they may be eligible for RPL should discuss this with our Training Coordinator on enrolment.

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 (eg passport or driver’s licence) used 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. Please contact the College on 9970 1000 if you require assistance.

To Enrol or for Further Information

  • Commence the enrolment process by completing the application below.
  • Contact Nadia Louw on 9970 1008 or email nadia@nbmc.nsw.edu.au to:nadia@nbmc.nsw.edu.au for further information.
Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate IV in Leisure and Health CHC43415.
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care (HLTWHS002)
  • Support youth programs (CHCYTH009)
  • Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)
  • Use communication to build relationships (CHCCOM002)
  • Support community participation and social inclusion (CHCDIS003)
  • Provide first aid (HLTAID003)
  • Participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of individual leisure and health programs (CHCLAH003)
  • Respond effectively to behaviours of concern (CHCCCS020)
  • Provide individualised support (CHCCCS015)
  • Work with people with mental health issues (CHCMHS001)
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability (CHCDIS007)
  • Engage respectfully with young people (CHCYTH001)
  • Support relationships with carers and families (CHCCCS025)
  • Incorporate lifespan development and sociological concepts into leisure and health programming (CHCLAH005)
  • Participate in planning leisure and health programs for clients with complex needs (CHCLAH004)
  • Work in an alcohol and other drugs context (CHCAOD001)
  • Follow established person-centred behaviour supports (CHCDIS002)
  • Confirm physical health status (HLTAAP002)
  • Provide support to people living with dementia (CHCAGE005)
  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice (CHCPRP003)
  • Facilitate the empowerment of older people (CHCAGE001)
  • Contribute to leisure and health programming (CHCLAH002)
  • Work effectively in the leisure and health industries (CHCLAH001)
CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

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