In a nutshell
Gain the skills to make a positive impact in the lives of clients in aged care, health, and the community services sectors with the CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health from Open Colleges.
This nationally recognised qualification will teach you how to plan, implement and monitor individual and group activities for a diverse range of people. You’ll learn to support independence and wellbeing, relationships with carers and families, as well as community participation and social inclusion. You’ll learn by working for a fictitious care facility where you’ll be introduced to a range of fictitious colleagues and be faced with a variety of situations you may encounter in a real-life workplace. These skills will then be able to put this knowledge into practice with a 120-hour work placement.
Gain practical skills
To successfully complete this course and gain hands-on experience you must complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement, within a suitable workplace. Suitable workplaces include residential aged care facilities, respite care facilities, day care centres, home care environments, community support settings, rehabilitation services and refuges.
What you’ll need
There are no formal education entry requirements for this course.
Students are required to be at least 18 years of age.
- Entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 12 level; or
- Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate III level or higher; or
- 3 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.
- You will need access to a reliable computer and an internet connections, as well as basic computer skills.
In this community services course, the units of you may study include:
- CHCLAH001 - Work effectively in the leisure and health industries
- CHCCOM002 - Use communication to build relationships
- CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
- CHCCCS023 - Support independence and wellbeing
- CHCLAH005 - Incorporate lifespan development and sociological concepts into leisure and health programming
- HLTAAP002 - Confirm physical health status
- HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care
- CHCLAH002 - Contribute to leisure and health programming
- CHCLAH003 - Participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of individual leisure and health programs
- CHCCCS025 - Support relationships with carers and families
- CHCHCS001 - Provide home and community support services
- CHCMHS002 - Establish self-directed recovery relationships
- CHCMHS003 - Provide recovery-oriented mental health services
- CHCDIS003 - Support community participation and social inclusion
- CHCDIS001 - Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
- CHCLAH004 - Participate in planning leisure and health programs for clients with complex needs
- CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Why Open Colleges?
Open Colleges has been helping Australians realise their potential for over 125 years, and they're now one of Australia's leaders in online education. In the last decade alone, they've helped over 450,000 students gain the skills to launch, change or take the next step in their careers.
The common misconception is that studying online means that you’re studying alone, but at Open Colleges, they take great pride in the superior support provided to their students. They make it easy for you to get support when you need it with their student support team available Monday to Friday via email, phone and Live Chat and on the weekends, via Live Chat (when available). They’re here, in tandem with trainers and assessors, to make sure you’re supported the whole way through your course, from the time you enrol right through to your graduation.