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CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

National Code: CHC43415


What does this course involve?
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.

Certificate IV in Leisure and Health contains 17 units of competency.  Ten core units and seven elective units.  To obtain this qualification at Brite Institute you must successfully complete all 17 units and a 120 hour industry placement.

What are the entry requirements for this course?
This course has no pre-requisites, however to undertake this course at Brite Institute you will need to successfully complete a pre-training review, and be prepared to undertake a 120 hour industry placement. A police record check will be required for the industry practical placement.

If undertaking this course as a trainee you will need to be working a minimum of 13 hours per week.

What employment opportunities will I have once I have my certificate?
Certificate IV in Leisure and Health may provide you with employment opportunities as a:

  • Diversional therapy assistant
  • Disability officer – day support
  • Leisure officer
  • Recreation activities officer
  • Activities officer
  • Community leisure officer

Is this course nationally recognised?
Yes, this course is Nationally Recognised

How is the training funded?
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding (eligibility criteria apply) or through Fee-for-Service arrangements.

What further study options will I have?
Once you have finished your course you may wish to consider enrolling in other community services qualifications such as Certificate IV in Ageing Support or Certificate IV in Disability.  You may also wish to consider further studies in diversional therapy.

How long is the course?
Certificate IV in Leisure and Health takes 12 months to complete and is delivered via a fortnightly classroom training timetable. On average an additional 5 hours of work per week is required to complete assessments.

How will I be assessed?
Your assessments can include:

  • Question/answers
  • Case studies
  • Workplace documents
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Third Party Report from your workplace supervisor

Will my previous experience or study count?
Brite Institute recognises qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by other RTOs. You will be granted Credit Transfer (CT) for units that can form part of this qualification that have been successfully completed with another RTO. You can also apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). 

Certificate IV in Leisure and Health - Sample Training Plan

Unit code

Unit title

Nominal hours

Core (10 units)


Use communication to build relationships



Work with diverse people



Work effectively in the leisure and health industries



Contribute to leisure and health programming



Participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of individual leisure and health programs



Participate in planning leisure and health programs for clients with complex needs



Incorporate lifespan development and sociological concepts into leisure and health programming



Reflect on and improve own professional practice



Confirm physical health status



Follow safe work practices for direct client care


Electives (7 units)


Facilitate the empowerment of older people



Plan and conduct recreation program for older persons



Support independence and well being



Plan and conduct disability programs



Provide support to people living with dementia



Provide individualised support



Support relationships with carers and families


What fees will I pay for my course?
You will pay fees for tuition, amenities and resources.

Each student's fees are calculated separately and based on the nominal hours of the units chosen, and whether or not government subsidies apply. Please refer to the fees and charges section on Brite's website for further details.

Contact Details for Brite Institute (TOID: 3834)

Address: 463– 467 High Street, Northcote, VIC, 3070   Business Hours: M - F   8.30 am to 4.30 pm
Telephone: (03) 9481 6422   Facsimile: (03) 9486 1073
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Access and Inclusion

Brite Institute is committed to delivering services in a non-discriminatory manner with respect to age, gender, culture, religion and disability and encourages fair access to services for people of underrepresented groups.  A full copy of the Brite Institute Access and Equity Policy is available upon request and is displayed at the Northcote site.  Full disability access is available at both training sites and people with a disability are encouraged to participate in both accredited and pre-accredited training programs.