Leisure and health related activities are part of the Australian lifestyle, we love enjoying the outdoors and being active. The leisure and health industry within Australia is growing and is embracing professionalism. If you love helping people grow and living a healthy lifestyle, then this is the course for you.
In this course you’ll learn how to support health and leisure pursuits for people from a range of backgrounds.
- Assist with design, implementation and evaluation of health and leisure activities and programs for clients in one or more sector areas
- May be responsible for other workers.
Minimum Entry Requirements
- A written application form
- Over 18 years old at the time of enrolment
- Successful completion of Year 11 in Australia, or of an equivalent overseas qualification
- Successful completion of LLN assessment
- Identification Documents
- A Photo ID
Why should I study this course?
This qualification reflects the role of workers participating in the design, implementation and evaluation of leisure, health activities and programs for clients in one or more sector areas. 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.
You`ll learn how to design, implement and evaluate activities and programs. In doing so you`ll be able to give real quality of life to clients. This is a nationally recognised qualification which employers know and trust. On completion, you could be employed in a care facility, day centre, support program or community-based program.
What is the Course Structure?
This course consists of 17 units of competency, 10 units are core and 7 units of competence are elective. Students must successfully complete all units to gain their qualification.
Training delivery consists of formal structured training and assessment of the practical application of the theoretical knowledge acquired through the structure training over the duration of the training program.
Minimum 20 hours weekly study which may comprise of 12 hours of classroom based study & 8 hours of home study.
Full time: 50 tuition weeks
Part Time: Up to 2 year
This course can be delivered in number of ways, please contact IETS to discuss your preferences.
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17 Units of Competency
- Activities officer
- Community leisure officer
- Disability officer - day support
- Diversional therapy assistant
- Leisure officer
- Recreation activities officer
This course requires a minimum of 120 hours of professional work placement at an approved community service organisation. You may also arrange your own work placement.
Workplace Based Evidence
Some of the assessment tasks in this qualification require direct observation for evidence of skillfulness. A College Assessor will conduct these workplace observations - but where this is not possible, we will arrange for the observation to be completed by a suitable alternative in the workplace.
What Units am I gaining knowledge in?
|CHCCOM002||Use communication to build relationships|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCLAH001||Work effectively in the leisure and health industries|
|CHCLAH002||Contribute to leisure and health programming|
|CHCLAH003||Participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of individual leisure and health programs|
|CHCLAH004||Participate in planning leisure and health programs for clients with complex needs|
|CHCLAH005||Incorporate lifespan development and sociological concepts into leisure and health programming|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|HLTAAP002||Confirm physical health status|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care|
|CHCPAL001||Deliver care services using a palliative approach|
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia|
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support|
|CHCCCS020||Respond effectively to behaviours of concern|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and wellbeing|
|CHCDIS003||Support community participation and social inclusion|
Assessment is based on competency (the ability to demonstrate specific skills).All assessments are to be submitted electronically unless otherwise stated by your trainer.
Course fees can vary by state and are based on a number of different factors. Please refer to our Funded Courses pages for more information, or call us to discuss the most appropriate funding or payment option for you.