The activities that clients in the aged care, health, and community services sectors take part in can have an extremely positive impact on their daily lives. Get the skills to make a difference.
Throughout the CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health you will learn:
How to plan, implement and monitor individual and group activities for a range of clients.
The communication skills to build relationships and work with a diverse range of people.
How to support independence and wellbeing, relationships with carers and families, as well as community participation and social inclusion.
The skills to incorporate sociological concepts into leisure and health programming.
How to effectively provide recovery-orientated mental health services, and home and community support services.
The wide range of electives available within this course allows you tailor your learning to the sector you already, or hope to, work in.
Why study this course?
Taking part in leisure and health programs allows clients to address a range of psychological, social, emotional and physical needs while also having fun.
As you progress through the course content, you’ll learn by working for a fictitious care facility. You’ll be introduced to a range of fictitious colleagues and be faced with a variety of situations you may encounter in a real life workplace.
You will put the knowledge you learn into practice with a 120-hour work placement.
The selected units within this course provide experience and skills in a wide range of aged care, health and community settings.
This course involves work placement that currently needs to be undertaken in Australia. More information available in our FAQs
If you are an existing worker or have experience in the related industry, please inform our enrolment consultants during your enrolment conversation as you may be eligible to enrol as an existing worker and may be able to complete your studies faster.
There are no formal education entry requirements for this course.
You will need to be at least 18 years old.
This course involves reading learning content and undertaking a range of written assessments and engaging in online forums and discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written communication. As such, entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 12 level.
If you haven't successfully completed English at Year 12 level, you can demonstrate equivalency through one of the following:
Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate III level or higher; or
3 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication
Open Colleges recognises that not all people are able to read, write and perform calculations to the same standard. See the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Considerations section for more information on tools, resources and support services provided to by Open Colleges.
You will need access to a computer and the internet and have basic computing skills. Minimum specifications for your computer are:
Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent
Broadband internet connection
2GB of RAM
CD-ROM or DVD drive
Adobe Reader XI or equivalent
Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher
Access to printer and associated software
Access to scanner and associated software
Digital imaging software
File compression software
Microsoft Windows 7 or higher (Windows 8 recommended)
1 Ghz or faster processer (2GHz recommended)
Mac OS users:
Mac OSX v10.5 or higher (Mac OSX v10.6 recommended)
1 Ghz or faster processer (2GHz recommended)
You will require access to office equipment and resources including telephone, photocopier, scanner and printer.
To successfully complete this course, you will require basic computing skills. This includes:
Creating, saving and editing Microsoft Office documents
Accessing and searching the internet
Downloading and saving documents from websites
Uploading documents through websites
Participating in online discussions
Connecting digital cameras and downloading and storing images
Compressing image files
You will need access to software to view online videos and images. Software such as Adobe Reader, Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Viewer etc. are available as a free download from the internet.
You will also need access to digital video recording device and/or digital camera and associated software to save and upload video and image files to OpenSpace. Many mobile phone and smart phones include this technology.
You will need access to:
Software to view online videos and images. Software such as Adobe Reader, Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Viewer etc. are available as a free download from the internet
Digital video recording device and/or digital camera and associated software to save and upload video and image files to OpenSpace. Many mobile phone and smart phones include this technology
Language, Literacy and Numeracy
Our free online assessment tool can help give you an idea of the language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to study a VET course. This tool can also help you determine your learning level and help you plan your future studies. You can access the Language, Literacy and Numeracy tool here.
Once you are enrolled in this course, you will receive access to the first Module, which contains the first set of units for the course. When you have successfully completed those units, you'll be given access to the next Module.
Open Colleges may make changes to the course from time to time to reflect changes introduced to the relevant Training Package or other regulatory requirements. Please download the course guide for current information about the course and its status.
Work effectively in the leisure and health industries
Provide appropriate leisure and health services
Operate within the policies and procedures of the leisure and health sector
Use communication to build relationships
Communicate with clients and co-workers
Address communication needs
Work with diverse people
Reflect on own perspectives
Appreciate diversity and inclusiveness, and their benefits
Communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and situations
Promote understanding across diverse groups
Support independence and wellbeing
Recognise and support individual differences
Support physical wellbeing
Support social, emotional and psychological wellbeing
Incorporate lifespan development and sociological concepts into leisure and health programming
Identify the lifespan developmental stages of the client
Identify how the Australian social context of health might impact on client participation
Identify how the Australian social context of leisure might impact on client participation
Identify strategies for participation
Confirm physical health status
Obtain information about physical health status
Check physical health status
Identify variations from normal physical health status
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Follow safe work practices for manual handling
Follow safe work practices for infection control
Contribute to safe work practices in the workplace
Reflect on own safe work practices
Contribute to leisure and health programming
Identify activities to match leisure and health needs of the client or group
Assist with the preparation of activity plan
Identify and obtain required resources
Promote activity or program
Deliver activity or program
Document the activity or program
Participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of individual leisure and health programs
Gather and record detailed information about clients
Participate in the design of individual program plans
Implement individual program plans
Monitor and evaluate individual program plans
Provide home and community support services
Determine requirements of individual plan
Establish relationship in the home
Operate respectfully in the home
Complete reporting and documentation
Support relationships with carers and families
Include carers and family members as part of the support team
Assess and respond to changes in the care relationship
Monitor and promote carer rights, health and well being
Establish self-directed recovery relationships
Promote principles of recovery and recovery oriented practice
Establish the context for a self-directed recovery relationship
Invite information sharing
Define and confirm the collaborative relationship
Provide recovery oriented mental health services
Share and collect information to collaboratively inform the plan for recovery
Facilitate collaborative planning process for recovery
Collaboratively implement plan for recovery
Develop and maintain effective working relationships with care support network
Support person during challenges
Collaboratively review the effectiveness of the plan and support provided
Structured Workplace Learning
Students can commence Structured Workplace Learning once they have completed all assessments up until this module.
Support community participation and social inclusion
Identify opportunities for community participation and social inclusion
Implement strategies for community participation and inclusion according to the individualised plan
Identify, address and monitor barriers to community participation and social inclusion
Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
Contribute to skills assessment
Assist with ongoing skills development according to individualised plan
Support incidental learning opportunities to enhance skills development
Participate in planning leisure and health programs for clients with complex needs
Participate in profiling specific client needs
Promote inclusion and empowerment
Contribute to the plan for addressing the impact of client issues, characteristics and symptoms
Participate in the development of effective strategies for working with clients with complex needs
If you choose to pay your course fees up-front in full, you’ll benefit from a 15% discount (unless otherwise advertised).
Pay 50% Deposit
If you choose to pay 50% of your course fees up-front, you'll benefit from 50% of the standard (or advertised) discount.
Pay for your course in weekly or fortnightly instalments. By paying in instalments, you can schedule your payments around your regular outgoings and get ahead without breaking the bank. Open Colleges payment plans are interest-free.
zipMoney Payment Plan
If you need a little more flexibility in your finances, and want to pay off your course fees over a longer period of time, we can assist by organising zipMoney to pay your course fees directly to us on your behalf, and you pay this loan back to ZipMoney over a period of agreed time with them. zipMoney provides you flexible options of selecting a 24, 36 or 48 months interest-free payment plan (dependant on which course you are enrolling into) to suit your lifestyle, giving you more flexibility than ever before.
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Nicole is as APHRA Registered Nurse specialising in dementia and mental health in aged care. She supports residents emotionally, physically and psychologically through the planning of activities and events, with extensive experience as an Leisure and Lifestyle Coordinator. Nicole has worked as an Educator for various RTOs for over 15 years and is currently an OET Examiner with PEAR Academy at OET Cambridge.
State/Territory Health departments, clinics and hospitals across Australia will require students to provide a notice of immunisation, completed by a registered GP, to verify current and active immunisation prior to the commencement of their clinical placement. It should be noted that immunisation against Hepatitis B consists of a series of three injections taken over a 5 month period and you will not be deemed to be immune until such time as serology is provided post the 5 months to indicate your current status.
Open Colleges offers this qualification in association with Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90197). The testamur will be issued by Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd.
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