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CHC43415

Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

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Course Description

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 can help improve a clients emotional, physical and cognitive well-being.
  • As you progress through the course content, you’ll learn by working for a simulated 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. You may be eligible to enrol as an existing worker and complete your studies faster. Please note - limitations do apply.

Potential career outcomes

  • Activities Officer
  • Aged Care Activities Officer
  • Drop In Support Worker
  • Lifestyle Assistant
  • Lifestyle Coordinator
  • Lifestyle Officer
  • Recreation Activities Coordinator
  • Recreation Activities Officer
  • Recreation Group Leader
  • Resident Activities Officer
  • Support Worker

Course Details

Course number E1320
Qualification name CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health
Course duration Maximum 18 months
Delivery Method Online with Work Placement
Recognition Nationally Recognised Nationally Recognised Training
Assessments Case studies, Logbook, Matching answers , Multiple choice questions, Short-answer questions, True/False questions , Video, Workplace Portfolios, Written reports
Awarded by Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90197)

Requirements

Education

There are no formal education entry requirements for this course.

Minimum age

You will need to be at least 18 years old.

English

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.

Computing

You will need access to a computer and the internet and have basic computing skills. Minimum specifications for your computer are:

All users:

  • 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

Windows users:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or higher (Windows 10 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)

Equipment

You will require access to office equipment and resources including telephone, photocopier, scanner and printer.

Skills

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
  • Taking video

Audio-Visual Requirements

  • 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.

Additional

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.

Subjects

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.

Module 1

  • Provide appropriate leisure and health services
  • Operate within the policies and procedures of the leisure and health sector

Module 2

  • Communicate with clients and co-workers
  • Address communication needs
  • Facilitate meetings

Module 3

  • Reflect on own perspectives
  • Appreciate diversity and inclusiveness, and their benefits
  • Communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and situations
  • Promote understanding across diverse groups
  • Recognise and support individual differences
  • Promote independence
  • Support physical wellbeing
  • Support social, emotional and psychological wellbeing

Module 4

  • 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

Module 5

  • Obtain information about physical health status
  • Check physical health status
  • Identify variations from normal physical health status

Module 6

  • 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

Module 7

  • 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
  • Evaluate activity
  • Document the activity or program

Module 8

  • 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

Module 9

  • Determine requirements of individual plan
  • Establish relationship in the home
  • Operate respectfully in the home
  • Complete reporting and documentation
  • 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

Module 10

  • 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
  • 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

Module 11

Students can commence Structured Workplace Learning once they have completed all assessments up until this module.

Module 12

  • 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 skills assessment
  • Assist with ongoing skills development according to individualised plan
  • Support incidental learning opportunities to enhance skills development
  • Complete documentation

Module 13

  • 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

Module 14

  • Reflect on own practice
  • Enhance own practice
  • Facilitate ongoing professional development

Payment Options

Pay in Full

You can choose to pay your course fees in full upon enrolment and benefit from a 10% discount (unless otherwise advertised).

Pay 50% & Payment Plan Combo

You can also choose to pay 50% of your total course fees upon enrolment and the balance on a Payment Plan.  When you do, you’ll benefit from 50% of the standard Pay in Full discount (unless otherwise advertised).

Payment Plan

You can choose to 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.

Zip Money Payment Plan

If you need a little more flexibility with your finances and would like to pay off your course fees over a longer period of time, we can assist by organising Zip Money to pay your course fees directly to us on your behalf, and you pay this loan back to Zip Money over an agreed period of time. Zip Money provides you flexible options of selecting a 24, 36 or 48 months interest-free, payment plan (dependant on which course you’re enrolling into) to suit your lifestyle, giving you more flexibility than ever before.

BPAY®

With BPAY®, you’re able to pay quickly and securely, 24/7 through your internet, mobile or phone banking service. You can choose when, how much and from which account to pay from - whatever works for you. BPAY® is only available when paying in full. Call an Enrolment Consultant to find out more. 

BPAY® is a trademark of BPAY Pty Ltd ABN 69 079 137 518. Check if BPAY® is right for you by reading the terms and conditions available from your Financial Institution.

Work Placement

The course contains a minimum of 120 hours of work placement

Workplaces suitable to undertaken structured work placement include:

  • Residential aged care facilities
  • Respite care facilities
  • Day care centres
  • Home care environments
  • Community support settings
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Refuges

Your work place must meet certain criteria in regards to facilities, equipment and resources. Your workplace assessor will ascertain whether the workplace is appropriate. 

More information can be found in the Workplace Assessment Guide.

Immunisations

Each individual host organisation may have different requirements regarding vaccinations. Please discuss these with your Work Placement provider before beginning your placement. Please note – there are mandatory vaccination requirements within each state, and it is up to the student to ensure they are complying with their own state, territory legislation and workplace organisation policies and procedures.

Partnership Details

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.

SAVE 20% OFF

Selected course fees when you pay upfront.

Voucher code: AUGUST14

Offer ends on Sunday 14th August 2022 at 11:59pm AEST.

*Terms & conditions

Course at a Glance

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Career Outcomes

  • checkActivities Officer
  • checkAged Care Activities Officer
  • checkDrop In Support Worker
  • checkLifestyle Assistant
  • checkLifestyle Coordinator
  • checkLifestyle Officer
  • checkRecreation Activities Coordinator
  • checkRecreation Activities Officer
  • checkRecreation Group Leader
  • checkResident Activities Officer
  • checkSupport Worker
computer

Delivery Method

Online with Work Placement

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Payment

Flexible payment options available

Recognition

Nationally recognised

Nationally Recognised Training

Why study with us?

  • Study at your pace
  • Flexible payment options
  • Nationally recognised accreditation
  • World-class learning platform

Course at a Glance

icon for career outcomes

Career Outcomes

  • checkActivities Officer
  • checkAged Care Activities Officer
  • checkDrop In Support Worker
  • checkLifestyle Assistant
  • checkLifestyle Coordinator
  • checkLifestyle Officer
  • checkRecreation Activities Coordinator
  • checkRecreation Activities Officer
  • checkRecreation Group Leader
  • checkResident Activities Officer
  • checkSupport Worker
computer

Delivery Method

Online with Work Placement

credit_score

Payment

Flexible payment options available

Recognition

Nationally recognised

Nationally Recognised Training

SAVE 20% OFF

Selected course fees when you pay upfront.

Voucher code: AUGUST14

Offer ends on Sunday 14th August 2022 at 11:59pm AEST.

*Terms & conditions

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 can help improve a clients emotional, physical and cognitive well-being.
  • As you progress through the course content, you’ll learn by working for a simulated 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. You may be eligible to enrol as an existing worker and complete your studies faster. Please note - limitations do apply.

Potential career outcomes

  • Activities Officer
  • Aged Care Activities Officer
  • Drop In Support Worker
  • Lifestyle Assistant
  • Lifestyle Coordinator
  • Lifestyle Officer
  • Recreation Activities Coordinator
  • Recreation Activities Officer
  • Recreation Group Leader
  • Resident Activities Officer
  • Support Worker
Course number E1320
Qualification name CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health
Course duration Maximum 18 months
Delivery Method Online with Work Placement
Recognition Nationally Recognised Nationally Recognised Training
Assessments Case studies, Logbook, Matching answers , Multiple choice questions, Short-answer questions, True/False questions , Video, Workplace Portfolios, Written reports
Awarded by Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90197)

Education

There are no formal education entry requirements for this course.

Minimum age

You will need to be at least 18 years old.

English

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.

Computing

You will need access to a computer and the internet and have basic computing skills. Minimum specifications for your computer are:

All users:

  • 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

Windows users:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or higher (Windows 10 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)

Equipment

You will require access to office equipment and resources including telephone, photocopier, scanner and printer.

Skills

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
  • Taking video

Audio-Visual Requirements

  • 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.

Additional

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.

Module 1

  • Provide appropriate leisure and health services
  • Operate within the policies and procedures of the leisure and health sector

Module 2

  • Communicate with clients and co-workers
  • Address communication needs
  • Facilitate meetings

Module 3

  • Reflect on own perspectives
  • Appreciate diversity and inclusiveness, and their benefits
  • Communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and situations
  • Promote understanding across diverse groups
  • Recognise and support individual differences
  • Promote independence
  • Support physical wellbeing
  • Support social, emotional and psychological wellbeing

Module 4

  • 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

Module 5

  • Obtain information about physical health status
  • Check physical health status
  • Identify variations from normal physical health status

Module 6

  • 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

Module 7

  • 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
  • Evaluate activity
  • Document the activity or program

Module 8

  • 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

Module 9

  • Determine requirements of individual plan
  • Establish relationship in the home
  • Operate respectfully in the home
  • Complete reporting and documentation
  • 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

Module 10

  • 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
  • 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

Module 11

Students can commence Structured Workplace Learning once they have completed all assessments up until this module.

Module 12

  • 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 skills assessment
  • Assist with ongoing skills development according to individualised plan
  • Support incidental learning opportunities to enhance skills development
  • Complete documentation

Module 13

  • 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

Module 14

  • Reflect on own practice
  • Enhance own practice
  • Facilitate ongoing professional development

Pay in Full

You can choose to pay your course fees in full upon enrolment and benefit from a 10% discount (unless otherwise advertised).

Pay 50% & Payment Plan Combo

You can also choose to pay 50% of your total course fees upon enrolment and the balance on a Payment Plan.  When you do, you’ll benefit from 50% of the standard Pay in Full discount (unless otherwise advertised).

Payment Plan

You can choose to 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.

Zip Money Payment Plan

If you need a little more flexibility with your finances and would like to pay off your course fees over a longer period of time, we can assist by organising Zip Money to pay your course fees directly to us on your behalf, and you pay this loan back to Zip Money over an agreed period of time. Zip Money provides you flexible options of selecting a 24, 36 or 48 months interest-free, payment plan (dependant on which course you’re enrolling into) to suit your lifestyle, giving you more flexibility than ever before.

BPAY®

With BPAY®, you’re able to pay quickly and securely, 24/7 through your internet, mobile or phone banking service. You can choose when, how much and from which account to pay from - whatever works for you. BPAY® is only available when paying in full. Call an Enrolment Consultant to find out more. 

BPAY® is a trademark of BPAY Pty Ltd ABN 69 079 137 518. Check if BPAY® is right for you by reading the terms and conditions available from your Financial Institution.

The course contains a minimum of 120 hours of work placement

Workplaces suitable to undertaken structured work placement include:

  • Residential aged care facilities
  • Respite care facilities
  • Day care centres
  • Home care environments
  • Community support settings
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Refuges

Your work place must meet certain criteria in regards to facilities, equipment and resources. Your workplace assessor will ascertain whether the workplace is appropriate. 

More information can be found in the Workplace Assessment Guide.

Immunisations

Each individual host organisation may have different requirements regarding vaccinations. Please discuss these with your Work Placement provider before beginning your placement. Please note – there are mandatory vaccination requirements within each state, and it is up to the student to ensure they are complying with their own state, territory legislation and workplace organisation policies and procedures.

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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