Diploma of Leisure and Health

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

These workers:

Design, implement and evaluate health and leisure activities and programs for clients in one or more sector areas

May be responsible for other workers

May work under professional supervision within defined organisation guidelines or as sole practitioners.

Occupational titles may include:

Activities coordinator

Diversional therapy assistant

Community leisure coordinator

Leisure services coordinator / manager

Diversional therapist

Recreational activities officer coordinator


Subjects

PACKAGING RULES

15 units are required for award of this qualification including:

10 core units

5 elective units

A wide range of elective units is available, including:

Group A electives which must be selected for work at this level in leisure and health

Group B 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 TGA or other public listing

Core units

add topic CHCLD514B Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services

add topic CHCORG428A Reflect on and improve own professional practice

add topic CHCORG611C Lead and develop others in a community sector workplace

add topic CHCPOL501A Access evidence and apply in practice

add topic CHCRH503B Develop leisure and health programs for clients with special needs

add topic CHCRH504B Coordinate planning, implementation and monitoring of leisure and health programs

add topic CHCRH506A Provide leisure education

add topic CHCRH507A Apply concepts of human psychology to facilitate involvement in leisure programs

add topic HLTAP501C Analyse health information

add topic HLTWHS401A Maintain workplace WHS processes

Relevant electives

Group A - electives required for work at this level in leisure and health

The following units must be selected for work at this level in leisure and health.

add topic CHCCOM504B Develop, implement and promote effective workplace communication

add topic CHCCS502C Maintain legal and ethical work practices

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 B - 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 more 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

add topic PSPMNGT605B Manage diversity

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. Electives may be selected from one or more groups. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address specific workplace needs.

Client support

add topic CHCRH505C Conduct a program for children and young people with special needs

Working with older people

add topic CHCAC318B Work effectively with older people

add topic CHCAC412B Provide services to older people with complex needs (Note pre-requisite add topic CHCAC318B )

add topic CHCAC416A Facilitate support responsive to the specific nature of dementia

add topic CHCAC417A Implement interventions with older people at risk of falls

add topic SISCCRO303A Plan and conduct a recreation program for older persons

Working with people with a disability

add topic CHCDIS301C Work effectively with people with a disability

add topic CHCDIS405A Facilitate skills development and maintenance

add topic CHCDIS409B Provide services to people with disabilities with complex needs

add topic CHCDIS410A Facilitate community participation and inclusion

add topic CHCDIS411A Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies

add topic CHCDIS507C Design and adapt surroundings to group requirements

add topic SISCCRD303A Facilitate inclusion for people with a disability

add topic SISCCRO304A Plan and conduct disability recreation programs

Working with people with mental health issues

add topic CHCMH405A Work collaboratively to support recovery process

add topic CHCMH411A Work with people with mental health issues

add topic CHCMH501A Provide advanced supports to facilitate recovery

add topic CHCMH502A Provide supports for children at risk of mental health problems

add topic CHCMH503A Provide forensic mental health services

add topic CHCPROM503A Provide community focused promotion and prevention strategies

Working with people with alcohol and other drug issues

add topic CHCAOD510B Work effectively with clients with complex alcohol and/or other drugs issues

add topic CHCAOD511C Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with alcohol and/or other drug issues

add topic CHCAOD512B Develop and implement a behaviour response plan (Note pre-requisite add topic CHCICS305A )

add topic CHCAOD513A Provide relapse prevention strategies

add topic CHCICS305B Provide behaviour support in the context of individualised plans

add topic CHCPROM503A Provide community focused promotion and prevention strategies

Organisation requirements

add topic CHCCS604B Manage the delivery of quality services to clients

add topic CHCINF505D Meet statutory and organisation information requirements

add topic CHCLD415A Confirm client developmental status

add topic CHCLD515A Analyse client information for service planning and delivery (Note pre-requisite add topic CHCLD415A )

add topic CHCORG506E Coordinate the work environment

add topic CHCORG607D Manage workplace issues

add topic CHCORG608E Establish and manage new programs or services

add topic CHCORG619D Manage quality of organisations service delivery outcomes

add topic CHCORG621D Act as a resource to other services

add topic CHCORG627B Provide mentoring support to colleagues

add topic CHCPOL504B Develop and implement policy

Working with youth

add topic CHCPROT405E Provide supervision in the community

Working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and multicultural groups

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

Social housing / homelessness electives

add topic CHCCH301C Work effectively in social housing

add topic CHCCH427B Work effectively with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness

add topic CHCCH522B Undertake outreach work

Oral health

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

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


Pathways...

    Not Applicable


Entry Requirements

To gain entry into CHC50512 Diploma of Leisure and Health a candidate must be recognised as competent, through a recognised training program or recognition process, against the following core units of competency from CHC40608 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health:

CHCCOM403A Use targeted communication skills to build relationships

CHCCS401C Facilitate responsible behaviour

CHCICS405B Facilitate groups for individual outcomes

CHCWHS312A Follow WHS safety procedures for direct care work

CHCORG405E Maintain an effective work environment

CHCRH401C Work effectively in the leisure and health industry

CHCRH402B Undertake leisure and health programming

CHCRH404B Plan, implement and monitor leisure and health programs

CHCRH405B Plan leisure and health programs for clients with complex needs

CHCRH406A Apply knowledge of human behaviour in leisure activity programs

CHCRH407A Apply sociological concepts to leisure and health

HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status


Licensing Information

Not Applicable


Employability Skills

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