Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

Course Code CHC43415
Campus Benalla - Samaria Road, Seymour - Wallis Street, Shepparton - Fryers Street, Wangaratta - Docker Street
Duration 1025 hours

Course Overview

The CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Diversional Therapy Assistant.

This qualification 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 that will help improve the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of residents and/or clients in your care.

Workers may be in residential facilities and/or in community agencies and day centres, completing specialised tasks and functions in relation to leisure and health.

While workers are responsible for their own outputs, work is carried out under direct or indirect supervision within defined organisation guidelines.

This qualification can be undertaken on campus or as a traineeship. You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Leisure and Health industry.

Potential employment opportunities may include:

  • Community Recreation Activity Assistant
  • Day Support Disability Officer
  • Weekend Recreational Activities Officer
  • Recreational Activities Officer
  • Diversional Therapy Assistant
  • Community Leisure Officer.

Working within this industry may involve shift work and physically activity work.

Further studies
After gaining the CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health, you might wish to undertake further study in the Diploma of Nursing or Diploma of Community Services.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Benalla – Samaria Road Starts Tue 2nd July, Three days a week, 9am to 4pm
Seymour – Wallis Street Starts Tue 2nd July, Three days a week, 9am to 4pm
Shepparton – Fryers Street Starts Tue 2nd July, Three days a week, 9am to 4pm
Wangaratta – Docker Street Starts Tue 2nd July, Three days a week, 9am to 4pm

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

Students are encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions, participate in online sessions and attend industry placement 1 day per week. The online sessions will include access to online resources, completion of activities and assessments and trainer support via our SLS (Moodle).

Students will attend 6.5 hour sessions of classroom delivery 2 days per week for the first 3 months, then 1 day in the classroom and 1 day completing industry placement for the remainder of the course as well as completing 27 days online learning.

Trainees will be advised of attendance requirements at orientation.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Robyn Claughton
Location: Benalla

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 1,025 $5.20 $5,330.00 $7.00 $7,175.00
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 1,025 $1.04 $1,066.00 $7.00 $7,175.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee 1,025 $5.33 $5,463.25 $7.00 $7,175.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee Concession 1,025 $1.07 $1,096.75 $7.00 $7,175.00
Full Fee 1,025 $6.50 $6,662.50 N/A N/A
Course Materials 1,025 $0.35 $358.75 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course you must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document your previous work experience and qualifications and assess your suitability for the course
  • Complete a CSPA test to ensure you have the required language, literacy and numeracy levels required for the course
  • Register with the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (Apprentices and trainees only)

Applicants must also supply:

  • a current and successful Police Check
  • a current Working with Children Check
  • first Aid Certificate
  • evidence of up to date immunisations prior to the commencement of placement.

It is recommended that these be organised upon entry to the course.

Units of Competency

CHC43415 – Core Units

HLTAAP002 – Confirm physical health status
CHCLAH002 – Contribute to leisure and health programming
HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCLAH005 – Incorporate lifespan development and sociological concepts into leisure and health programming
CHCLAH004 – Participate in planning leisure and health programs for clients with complex needs
CHCLAH003 – Participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of individual leisure and health programs
CHCPRP003 – Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCCOM002 – Use communication to build relationships
CHCLAH001 – Work effectively in the leisure and health industries
CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people

CHC43415 – Elective Units

CHCAGE001 – Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCDIS007 – Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
SISCCRO001 – Plan and conduct recreation programs for older persons
CHCCCS015 – Provide individualised support
CHCAGE005 – Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS020 – Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
CHCCCS023 – Support independence and wellbeing

Assessment Methods

Students will be assessed using the following methods:

  • Questionnaire
  • workplace demonstration
  • role play
  • presentation
  • case study
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information regarding this course please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.