Introduction to Leisure & Health - Northern Beaches Community College

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Introduction to Leisure & Health

This course is designed to give you a taste of what it is like working for an organisation as a recreational officer. Upon successful completion of this short course you may choose to immediately continue your studies to complete CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure & Health. You will receive credit for the units you have already successfully completed during this course.

How will I Learn?

The course comprises four classroom based sessions one day per week over a four week period, and additional self study hours. The training will be delivered in the College’s fully equipped training room by our qualified and industry experienced trainer/assessor. If you choose you can continue at the end of this short course to complete CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure & Health, which is fully funded under NSW Fee Free funding.

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.
  • Unique Student Identifer (see information below).
  • Completion of an online NBMC English language, literacy and numeracy quiz to determine that you have appropriate skills to successfully complete the course.
  • Basic computer skills. If you require basic computer training, please ask us about our Essential Computer Skills course.

What you need to know about this course

  • The course is delivered using a blended learning model which includes timetabled classroom attendance over 4 days in a 4 week period and weekly flexible directed self study hours.
  • Students will need to allow time during the course for directed self study for the completion of learning and assessment tasks.
  • The course is delivered in the College’s fully equipped training room by our qualified and industry experienced trainer/assessor.
  • 2 units of competency will be studied during this short course. These are listed in the pop up list located above the class options below.
  • A timetable will be provided on course commencement.
  • 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.
  • Please note: Reliable internet and a computer is essential to access course resources and completion of assessment work.

Are there Assessments?

  • Competency based assessment of the two units of competency in this course will be conducted through a mix of assessment methods including case studies, theory tasks and practical demonstration.
  • You will receive clear assessment instructions and an opportunity will be provided for resubmission of assessments if required.

Pathway to Further Training and Employment

This short course provides a pathway to completing the Certificate IV in Leisure & Health. Completion of Certificate IV in Leisure & Health will allow you to work as an Activities Officer; Diversional Therapy Assistant; Community Leisure Officer; Leisure Officer; Disability Officer – Day Support; or a Recreation Activities Officer.


This course is fully funded for many Australian citizens; permanent residents; New Zealand citizens and Humanitarian Visa Holders under the NSW Government’s Adult & Community Education funding. See ACE Community Service Obligation Funding page for details or contact Susan Wilkinson on 9970 1000 or email to check eligibility or for further information.

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.

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

This training may be subsidised by the NSW Government.

Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)
  • Respond effectively to behaviours of concern (CHCCCS020)
$560 Limited GST free / $504
Introduction to Leisure & Health

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