This qualification addresses work in residential facilities and/or in community agencies and day centres, under supervision within defined organisation guidelines.
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:
Diversional therapy assistant
Community leisure coordinator
Leisure services coordinator / manager
Recreational activities officer coordinator
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 the NTIS or other public listing
CHCLD514A Analyse impacts of sociological factors on clients in community work and services
CHCORG428A Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCORG611B Lead and develop others in a community sector workplace
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.
CHCCOM504A Develop, implement and promote effective workplace communication
CHCCS502B 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:
HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
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.
CHCRH505C Conduct a program for children and young people with special needs
CHCOHC401A Inform and encourage clients and groups to understand and achieve good oral health
CHCOHC402A Support and encourage clients and groups to learn practical aspects of oral health care
To gain entry into CHC50508 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