CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

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

These workers may;

  • Assist with design, implementation, and evaluation of health and leisure activities and programs for clients in one or more sector areas.
  • Be responsible for a limited number of other workers.

This course includes industry-based training and therefore participants of this course will either:

  • be working in the Community Services and/or Health and Allied Sector;
  • aiming to learn new skills &/or upskill;
  • be in an employer-hosted traineeship;
  • Be willing to complete placement hours within the relevant industry as part of this course.


Course code CHC43415
Start date View Intake Dates
Delivery mode Blended delivery: Face to face training, Virtual Classroom ( Zoom) and Practical Placement.

***Please note that the assessment methods for this course includes Theory component and mandatory practical placement component of 160 hours. You must complete placement hours to be able to achieve the competency in the units and successfully complete the course.

Duration Domestic: 43 weeks
International: 78 weeks
Nationally Recognised Training

RTO requirements

Domestic students

Training and assessments are conducted in English. Applicants must possess sound written and spoken English skills. You will be required to complete a Language Literacy, Numeracy test paper as part of an enrolment interview.

  • Applicants are required to attend a Pre- Training Interview as part of the enrolment process
  • Training and assessments are conducted in English.
  • Applicants must possess sound written and spoken English skills.
  • Applicants may be required to complete a Language, literacy and numeracy test paper as part of a selection interview.
  • Obtain a valid Police Check (required for practical placement purposes) and Working with Children Check if required

Some assessment tasks are completed using a computer and internet, and it is recommended that students have these available before or at enrolment.

Training Package

There are no pre-requisite or any other training package entry requirements to enrol in this course.

The average course duration for Domestic students is 43 weeks at self-paced learning on or off-site 2 days per week, face to face, with 120 hours of practical placement; this may vary due to the number of hours required for practical placement, mode of study and public holidays which may fall on usual days of delivery.

I.e. 8 hours/day –2 days/week of Direct learning, for 30 weeks, followed by 4 weeks, or 120 hours of Practical placement.

For International students, the duration is 78 weeks including 160hours of practical placement

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Pathways from the qualification

  • CHC53415 Diploma of Leisure and Health

Employment or occupational pathway

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Common positions that may be suited with this qualification are:

  • Activities officer
  • Diversional therapy assistant
  • Community leisure officer
  • Leisure officer
  • Disability officer – day support
  • Recreation activities officer
  • Behavioural support officer
  • Marketing coordinator
  • Development officer
  • Disability support officer / worker
  • Senior personal care assistant
  • Employment coordinator (disability)
  • Local area coordinator
  • Supervisor
  • Lifestyle support officer
  • Social trainer
  • Social educator

ETEA uses a range of assessment methods which may include:

  • Written assessment (open book)
  • Projects
  • Case study
  • Observation

You can apply for recognition of prior learning, academic credit and work experience towards this qualification. During the course of your life you will develop a wide range of skills and knowledge. Through work, volunteer roles, family commitments and various tasks undertaken in everyday life, you are building up a bank of knowledge. The evidence of these skills and knowledge accumulated can be used to help you gain a qualification.

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Credit Transfer

Please note: dates are subject to change due to holidays and availability.

If the dates provided do not suit, please contact us at 13 13 89 or +61 3 9450 0500 via phone, or through our contact page, as we will accommodate dates to suit student’s needs.

Intake Dates For 2023
Offshore International Students  9th 24th 17th 9th
Domestic Students Please Call us on 131389 or +61 03 94500500 for the intake Dates


South Australia intake Date for 2023(Domestic Students)
Intake Dates Due Dates to enrol
30th Jan 2023 20th Jan 2023

*** For SA, CRICOS students rolling intakes and to contact the College for next available date.

Contact the College to book an enrolment appointment.

Students will need to complete 17 Units of Competency, consisting of 10 Core and 7 Elective units;

(NB: Elective units will be selected for delivery by ETEA and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirement).

Core Units
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLAH001 Work effectively in the leisure and Health industries
CHCLAH002 Contribute to leisure and health programming
CHCLAH003 Participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of individual leisure and health programs
CHCLAH004 Participate in planning Leisure and Health programs for clients with complex needs
CHCLAH005 Incorporate lifespan development and sociological concepts into leisure and health programming
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCDIS003 Support community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCCCS009 Facilitate responsible behaviours


** Please note: electives may vary by state and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirements.