Certificate IV in Leisure and Health reflects the role of workers participating in the design, implementation and evaluation of leisure, health activities and programs for clients in one or more sector areas. Workers may be in residential facilities and/or in community agencies and day centers, completing specialised tasks and functions in relation to leisure and health.
To achieve Certificate IV in Leisure and Health, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.
Occupational titles may include:
- Community recreation activity assistant
- Day Support Officer
- Day Centre worker
- Weekend activity officer
- Recreational activity officer
- Community Leisure & Health Officer
- Disability assistant officer
Certificate IV in Leisure and Health is delivered via blended model, predominately offered using electronic based delivery, with Trainers/Assessors being available Monday – Friday between 8:30am – 4:30pm through email and/or telephone.
- Rolling intake, start anytime!
- Online delivery for 17 units of competency
- Vocational placement of at least 120 hours
- Simulated workshops held at our training locations, if required (as timetabled)
- The opportunity to attend weekly trainer-led study support sessions via Zoom for the duration of your course
- Self-paced (up to 12 months to complete)
Designed for existing workers who are able to demonstrate that they have already acquired through formal, non-formal and informal learning the course requirements.
- If you consider yourself to already have the knowledge and skills for the qualification, any person currently working in the industry has the opportunity to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment-only pathway.
- You will be required to successfully demonstrate that you have acquired the required knowledge and skills specified in the training package through formal, non-formal and informal learning. To demonstrate your knowledge and skills assessed via the RPL process, please take our skill assessment below and select RPL on your enrolment form.
Take a 60 sec Skill Assessment Check Now to determine your eligibility for RPL.
This course is delivered via our DP Learning@Home Program , offering a mixture
- block or day release for apprentices
- a combination of the above
This course is delivered online Nationally.
Class-based or practical training may be delivered at the locations below.
DP Training Campus
- Brisbane – 162 Abbotsford Road, Bowen Hills QLD 4006
- Gold Coast – Level 3, Unit 7, 52 Davenport Street, Southport QLD 4215
Other training and meeting rooms
- Adelaide – 97 Pirie Street, Adelaide, SA 5000
- Sydney – Level 17, Angel Place, 123 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000
- Melbourne – Level 10, 440 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
The target learner’s entry requirements for this course must:
- be over 15 years of age, whom have finished or left secondary school
- obtain security clearance*
- undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Skills Indicator
- ability to undertake vocational placement, which includes manual handling
- have technological skills to undertake computer/online work and have access to a computer and software with the following minimum specifications- Microsoft Windows XP, or later, or Mac OS X or above Microsoft Office or equivalent / Adobe Acrobat Reader / Adobe Flash Player / Up to date internet browser
Please be advised the following documents will be required to be submitted with your enrolment:
- Proof of ID: Colour copy of Passport or Driver’s Licence.
- Unique Student Identification Number (USI)
- Colour copy of Certificates and Statement Results for any previously attained or partially completed qualifications completed in or recognised in Australia If you do not hold a USI Number or have forgotten your USI Number, please visit the link provided below: https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-usi
- Course Fee – $2850
- RPL assessment – total assessment fee $1500, then if applicable , $100 per unit of gap training capped at 10 units
A $250 deposit is required prior to commencing training and assessment, with weekly, fortnightly and monthly payment plans to pay the remaining fees.
Certificate IV in Leisure and Health is made up of 17 units of competency (10 core, 7 elective) which reflect the needs of industry.
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|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|
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support|
|CHCCCS020||Respond effectively to behaviours of concern|
|CHCCCS025||Support relationships with carers and families|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and wellbeing|
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people|
|CHCDIS007||Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability|
|CHCDIS003||Support community participation and social inclusion|
All students will be required to complete either a Vocational placement Log Book or if an Existing worker, a Workplace log book of at least 120 hours of direct care within an approved community services organisation. DP Training has a partnership with Leading Community Service Providers with whom we will coordinate your placement. For those who do not wish to attend DP Training’s selected placement, you will have the opportunity, in coordination with DP Training to source your own alternative vocational work placement location.
It is a requirement to have a security clearance* before you can commence your placement.
Vocational placement is structured workplace learning; a vocational placement student log book is developed to support you to meet the requirements of all tasks to be completed during your placement. Vocational Placement is an important part of the program that has been designed for students to apply the theoretical knowledge gained to a practical level in a workplace environment. This practical approach to learning will prepare students to ease into 120 hours of on-the-job training required to gain the qualification. All students undertaking vocational placement will be required to organise their own transportation to and from the vocational placement host organisation’s facility.
*Security Clearances: Some qualifications require a security clearance (e.g., police check, valid blue card and/or yellow card) in order for the student to be eligible to undertake practical and/or vocational placement. Additionally, individual host organisations may have different requirements regarding vaccinations. Please discuss these with our Administration Team during the enrolment process and/or refer to the DP Training website for more information. Please note there are mandatory vaccination requirements within each state and it is up to the student to ensure they are complying with their own state, territory legislation and workplace organisation policies and procedures.