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Certificate IV in Leisure and Health (CHC43415)

This qualification addresses work in residential facilities and/or other community agencies and day centres. In addition, it addresses work under professional supervision within defined organisation guidelines or as sole practitioners

These workers may;

  • Assist with design, implementation and evaluation of health and leisure activities and programs for clients in one or more sector areas.
  • Be responsible for a limited number of other workers.

This course includes industry based training and therefore participants of this course will either:

  • be working in the Community Services and/or Health and Allied Sector;
  • aiming to learn new skills &/or upskill;
  • be in an employer hosted traineeship;
  • Be willing to complete placement hours within the relevant industry as part of this course.


Course codeCHC43415
Start date Contact us to find out the next available date
Delivery modeClassroom delivery: Face to face training and Practical Placement.
DurationDomestic: 34 weeks
International: 78 weeks

Entry Requirements

RTO requirements

Domestic students

Training and assessments are conducted in English. Applicants must possess sound written and spoken English skills. You will be required to complete a Language Literacy, Numeracy test paper as part of an enrolment interview.

  • Applicants are required to attend a Pre- Training Interview as part of the enrolment process
  • Training and assessments are conducted in English.
  • Applicants must possess sound written and spoken English skills.
  • Applicants may be required to complete a Language, literacy and numeracy test paper as part of a selection interview.
  • Obtain a valid Police Check (required for practical placement purposes) and Working with Children Check if required

Some assessment tasks are completed using a computer and internet, and it is recommended that students have these available before or at enrolment.

Training Package

There are no pre-requisite or any other training package entry requirements to enrol in this course.

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The average course duration for Domestic students is 34 weeks at self-paced learning on or off-site 2 days per week, face to face, with 160 hours of practical placement; this may vary due to the number of hours required for practical placement, mode of study and public holidays which may fall on usual days of delivery. 

I.e. 8 hours/day –2 days/week of Direct learning, for 30 weeks, followed by 4 weeks, or 160 hours of Practical placement.

For International students, the duration is 78 weeks including 160hours of practical placement


Pathways from the qualification

  • CHC53415 Diploma of Leisure and Health

Employment or occupational pathway

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Common positions that may be suited with this qualification are:

  • Activities officer
  • Diversional therapy assistant
  • Community leisure officer
  • Leisure officer
  • Disability officer – day support
  • Recreation activities officer
  • Behavioural support officer
  • Marketing coordinator
  • Development officer
  • Disability support officer / worker
  • Senior personal care assistant
  • Employment coordinator (disability)
  • Local area coordinator
  • Supervisor
  • Lifestyle support officer
  • Social trainer
  • Social educator

Units of study

Students will need to complete 17 Units of Competency, consisting of 10 Core and 7 Elective units;

(NB: Elective units will be selected for delivery by ETEA and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirement).

Core Units
CHCCOM002Use communication to build relationships
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCLAH001Work effectively in the leisure and Health industries
CHCLAH002Contribute to leisure and health programming
CHCLAH003Participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of individual leisure and health programs
CHCLAH004Participate in planning Leisure and Health programs for clients with complex needs
CHCLAH005Incorporate lifespan development and sociological concepts into leisure and health programming
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTAAP002Confirm physical health status
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCAGE001Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS015Provide individualised support
CHCCCS025Support relationships with carers and families
CHCDIS003Support community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS007Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCCCS009Facilitate responsible behaviours


Assessment Methods

ETEA uses a range of assessment methods which may include:

  • Written assessment (open book)
  • Projects
  • Case study
  • Observation

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RPL/Credit Transfer

You can apply for recognition of prior learning, academic credit and work experience towards this qualification. During the course of your life you will develop a wide range of skills and knowledge. Through work, volunteer roles, family commitments and various tasks undertaken in everyday life, you are building up a bank of knowledge. The evidence of these skills and knowledge accumulated can be used to help you gain a qualification.

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

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Course Brochure

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Course Intake Dates

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