Certificate IV in Leisure and Health CHC43415


Get started in a career in the aged care, health, and community services sectors with the CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health. Learn how to design and deliver health and leisure programs for individuals and groups. Begin a meaningful career and care for others in need today.

Course Breakdown


CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

Course duration: Self-paced - maximum of 18 months

Recommended hours per week: 12h

Delivery method: Online with Work Placement

Qualification level: Certificate IV

Awarded by: Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90197)


Industry Overview

Falling under the category of welfare, recreation and community arts workers the employment outcomes for this course include designing and implementing strategies and programs to meet community and individual needs and assisting individuals, families and groups with social, emotional and financial difficulties to improve quality of life by educating and supporting them and working towards change in their social environment

Is this course for you?

This course is ideal for those already working in the aged care, health or community services sector who are looking to broaden their skill set. It is also a great choice for those looking to start a career where they can make a difference in the lives of others by joining the welfare, recreation and community services sector.

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.

What 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.

Learning Material

Your learning materials are accessed through OpenSpace.

These include:

  • Learning content
  • Weblinks, readings and resources
  • Videos and other digital resources
  • News, discussion forums and live chats.

Your trainer

Cass Harper
Cass has been working in the aged care industry across Australia for the past 23 years. Her hands-on experience within the Industry is extensive, having started out as a Care Worker before working her way up. Cass keeps updated with the changes that occur within the aged care sector by undertaking a range of study.

Academic Information

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.

Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

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
  • Facilitate meetings
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
  • Promote independence
  • 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
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Assessment Details

  • Multiple choice Quiz
  • Projects
  • Role plays
  • Video
  • Work Placement
  • Written assignments

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

We understand that you may already have many skills and areas of expertise that you have obtained in different ways and these are recognised through our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.

Our Credit Transfer & Recognition of Prior Learning Policy, available in the Key Student Information section of our website, provides more information about our RPL process. Alternatively, you can contact an Enrolment Consultant to discuss your RPL options.

Course Duration

The duration for the course is maximum 18 months. As a self-paced online course, the time it will take you to complete is flexible and dependent on ability and time available.


Work Placement

This course contains a minimum of 120 hours of work placement.

What are the benefits?

  • By undertaking a work placement you’ll get a chance to put the knowledge you’ve learned on your course into practice.
  • You’ll also develop practical, on-the-job skills and could make contacts that could help you find a job once you graduate.
  • Work placement is often the most rewarding part of a student’s course. Working face-to-face with clients and colleagues in your chosen field makes a huge difference to your career confidence.

How do I find a work placement?

You’ll need to find a work placement yourself and ensure it’s approved by Open Colleges. When looking for a suitable work placement host organisation, have a think about the following:

  • Are you already working or volunteering in the industry your course is related to? You could potentially do your work placement at your current place of work or have contacts that could recommend a suitable work place. Ask around!
  • If you’re entering a new industry, do some research and start thinking about organisations you could approach. We have plenty of resources available to help with approaching and finding a suitable work placement organisation.

Cost of work placement

All costs of work placement, including any placement fees charged by the host organisation (whether to the student or Open Colleges), cost of statutory checks and vaccinations, travel, accommodation, and uniforms are the responsibility of the student. These fees will vary and are dependent on your location within Australia.

  • Costs for statutory checks will range between $0 - $100 dependent on the type of check you select and your state.
  • Costs for vaccinations will very between practitioners, please refer to your GP for approximate costs.
  • Placement fees will vary, please discuss this with your intended host organisation for approximate costs.

Host organisation

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.


Please note that your host organisation may require you to provide an up to date immunisation history prior to the commencement of your work placement. Open Colleges has no control over this requirement so if you are unable to provide this, you will need to discuss it with your intended Host Organisation.

It should also be noted that some immunisations, such as Hepatitis B and COVID-19, need multiple injections to be administered over a specific time period before you are deemed immune. It is important that you consult with your GP as soon as possible to avoid delays in starting your work placement.

Supervisor requirements

Your workplace supervisor must be currently employed in delivering aged care, disability or home and community services in a relevant workplace with a CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health or equivalent.

In addition, they must have worked in the delivery of health services in areas such as aged care, disability, home and community or leisure and health within 3 of the last 5 years.


Open Colleges recommends that you consider the work placement options in your local area prior to enrolling in this course.


Study and pay, your way

Payment Options

Pay Upfront
Save 30%
$3,675.00 Save $1,575.00
was $5,250.00
Week to week
Pay as you go
Save 13%
Pay in 60 instalments over the length of your course.
$72.50 Weekly
Total course cost: $4,550.00
was $5,250.00
Full course breakdown

Studying online with Open Colleges

Flexibility - study at your own pace

When you study online with Open Colleges you’re in control.

You can choose to complete your course quickly, or keep to a steady pace. Learning is fully flexible so you can fit your everyday commitments around your studies.

Everything you need to study is online so you can study wherever you like – but that doesn’t mean you’re on your own.

OpenSpace is our online learning platform. It’s where you’ll go to access your learning materials, contact your expert trainers and assessors and upload your assessments.

What is OpenSpace?

It’s important to us that we deliver a superior, online learning platform that meets our students’ needs. That’s why we have upgraded to our brand new, custom-designed learning platform, OpenSpace.

OpenSpace provides you with a user-friendly interface, that is mobile responsive. This means that you can complete your coursework using your laptop, iPad, or mobile device. All coursework is automatically saved, providing you with the flexibility you need to complete your studies anywhere, anytime.

How to get support?

Learning Support

The learning support team will be with you every step of the way, from enrolment to graduation. They’re here to help you get the most out of your online course. They can assist by providing non-academic support - like helping you craft an achievable study plan so that you can graduate in a realistic timeframe. If you’re finding it tough to stay motivated throughout your course, they’ll be there to help keep you on track.

Student support

The Student Support team is your one-stop service centre for all student administrative issues – including enrolment, change of contact details, OpenSpace support, assessment results and certification.

You can access the Student Support team by email or phone