Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

This qualification addresses work in residential facilities and/or in community agencies and day centres and work under professional supervision within defined organisation guidelines or as sole practitioners.

These workers:

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.

Occupational titles may include:

Activities officer

Diversional therapy assistant

Community leisure officer

Leisure officer

Disability officer - day support

Recreation activities officer


Subjects

PACKAGING RULES

16 units are required for award of this qualification including:

11 core units

5 elective units

A wide range of elective units is available, including:

Group A OHS electives of which one must be selected for this qualification

Group B electives of which one must be selected for this qualification

Groups C and D electives from which at least one unit must be selected

Group E electives which are recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice

Other relevant electives listed below

Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Community Services and/or Health Training Packages

Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 3 units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages or accredited courses where the details of those courses are available on the NTIS or other public listing

Core units

add topic CHCCOM403A Use targeted communication skills to build relationships

add topic CHCCS400B Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework

add topic CHCCS401B Facilitate responsible behaviour

add topic CHCICS405A Facilitate groups for individual outcomes

add topic CHCORG405D Maintain an effective work environment

add topic CHCRH401B Work effectively in the leisure and health industry

add topic CHCRH402A Undertake leisure and health programming

add topic CHCRH404A Plan, implement and monitor leisure and health programs

add topic CHCRH405A Plan leisure and health programs for clients with complex needs

add topic CHCRH406A Apply knowledge of human behaviour in leisure activity programs

add topic CHCRH407A Apply sociological concepts to leisure and health

Group A OHS electives - one unit must be selected

One of the following OHS units must be selected for this qualification.

add topic CHCOHS312B Follow safety procedures for direct care work

add topic HLTOHS300B Contribute to OHS processes

Group B electives - one unit must be selected

One of the following units must be selected for this qualification.

add topic HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status

add topic HLTAP501B Analyse health information

At least one (1) elective is to be chosen from units in Groups C and D below.

Group C first aid electives - one or more may be required

One, two or three first aid units may be required, depending on jurisdictional requirements

add topic HLTFA301C Apply first aid

add topic HLTFA302B Provide first aid in remote situation (Note pre-requisite: add topic HLTFA301C )

add topic HLTFA402C Apply advanced first aid (Note pre-requisite: add topic HLTFA301C )

Group D - general electives

add topic BSBINM201A Process and maintain workplace information

add topic CHCCD404D Develop and implement community programs

add topic CHCCD412B Work within a community development framework

add topic CHCCHILD404A Support the rights and safety of children and young people

add topic CHCCS422A Respond holistically to client issues and refer appropriately

add topic CHCGROUP403D Plan and conduct group activities

add topic CHCICS302A Participate in the implementation of individualised plans

add topic CHCICS304B Work effectively with carers

add topic CHCICS404A Plan and provide advanced behaviour support

add topic CHCICS410A Support relationships with carers and families

add topic CHCINF408C Comply with information requirements of the aged care and community care sectors

add topic CHCORG525D Recruit and coordinate volunteers

add topic SRCCRD007B Develop recreation programs

add topic SRCCRO001B Assist with recreation games not requiring equipment

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice

All workers undertaking leisure and health work need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Community Services Training Package.

Group E - electives recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice

Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, one or both of the following electives is recommended:

add topic HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

add topic HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

Other relevant electives

Electives are to be selected in line with specified Packaging Rules. The following grouping of relevant electives is provided to facilitate selection and does not necessarily reflect workplace requirements. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address specific workplace needs.

Aged care

add topic CHCAC318B Work effectively with older people

add topic CHCAC319A Provide support to people living with dementia

add topic CHCICS303A Support individual health and emotional well being

add topic SRCCRO009B Conduct a recreation program for older persons

Disability

add topic CHCDIS301B Work effectively with people with a disability

add topic CHCDIS302A Maintain an environment to empower people with disabilities

add topic CHCDIS322A Support community participation and inclusion

add topic CHCDIS507C Design and adapt surroundings to group requirements

add topic SRCCRD006B Implement community inclusion processes for people with a disability

add topic SRCCRO010B Conduct a recreation program for people with a disability

Mental health

add topic CHCMH402A Apply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes

add topic CHCMH405A Work collaboratively to support recovery process

add topic CHCMH411A Work with people with mental health issues

Alcohol and other drugs

add topic CHCAOD402B Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector

Youth

add topic CHCYTH301E Work effectively with young people

add topic CHCYTH505D Support youth programs

Working with specific groups

add topic CHCCS422A Respond holistically to client issues and refer appropriately

add topic HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

add topic HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

Community care

add topic CHCAC317A Support older people to maintain their independence

add topic CHCHC311B Work effectively in home and community care

add topic CHCICS304B Work effectively with carers

add topic HLTRAH302B Undertake home visits

Social housing / homelessness support electives

add topic CHCCH301B Work effectively in social housing

add topic CHCCH427A Work effectively with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness

add topic CHCCH522A Undertake outreach work

Oral health

add topic CHCOHC303A Use basic oral health screening tools

add topic CHCOHC401A Inform and encourage clients and groups to understand and achieve good oral health

add topic CHCOHC402A Support and encourage clients and groups to learn practical aspects of oral health care


Pathways...

    Not Applicable


Entry Requirements

Not Applicable


Licensing Information

Not Applicable


Employability Skills

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries