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.
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:
Diversional therapy assistant
Community leisure officer
Disability officer - day support
Recreation activities officer
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
CHCCOM403A Use targeted communication skills to build relationships
CHCCS400B Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
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:
HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
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.