CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health provides the skills and knowledge required to design, implement, and evaluate health and leisure activities and programs which meet the physical, psychological, and social needs of clients in a range of settings. Through this course, you’ll be able to become involved in the design, implementation and evaluation of leisure, health activities and programs for your clients – using this vital information to make a positive difference in the lives of patients under your care.
Leisure and health encompasses’ the activities that we engage in for reasons as varied as relaxation, exercise socialisation and simply fun. The programs that you will learn about focus on workplace initiatives that are beyond the scope of clinical care and will work to help you deliver collaborative, recreational and health related activities.
Recreation plays a large role in the Aged Care and Disability sectors of our community, contributing to positive health and well-being outcomes for people accessing services. You may work with all ages ranging from the young and fit, the elderly, active, and those living with disabilities or physical restrictions, inside or outside.
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.
Our course is designed to provide you with the confidence, knowledge, practical skills, and qualification to work in the following jobs:
- Activities officer
- Community leisure officer
- Disability officer – day support
- Diversional therapy assistant
- Recreation activities officer
- Leisure officer
- Recreation officer
Training / Career Pathways
Traditionally, this course has very high employment outcomes, as this qualification is the minimum requirement for leisure and health program coordination in aged care facilities. Demand for qualified staff outstrips supply.
If you are considering further study in the field, several units that you will complete within this qualification can be credited towards CHC53415 Diploma of Leisure and Health. Starting your career off with CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health is a great way to use existing units towards further qualifications and open up your career opportunities.
Current past students of the course have also gone on to enrol into CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support or CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability to broaden their employment opportunities.