VIC CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health2024-02-14T10:39:34+00:00

CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

Course description

This qualification reflects the role of workers participating in the design, implementation and evaluation of leisure and health activities and programs for  older people. Workers may be in residential facilities and/or in community agencies and day centres,  undertaking leisure and health related tasks. While workers are responsible for their own outputs, work is carried out under direct or indirect supervision within defined organisation guidelines.

Is this course right for me?

The CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health is ideal if you want to launch your career in leisure and health. Work in disability, aged care or community settings.

It is also perfect for those currently working in aged care, looking to upskill and build. You will learn more about positive ageing and new ways to enhance the emotional and mental wellbeing of your clients. This is also a wonderful opportunity for existing carers to add more variety into their career. You will have the option to continue working as a carer and working in leisure and health roles or pursuing a new career in leisure and health.

The choice of course is yours!

Be part of the change!

The Aged Care sector is changing. The focus is shifting towards ‘client choice’ care, positive ageing and a desire to further enhance the mental and emotional wellbeing of our ageing population. The positive impact of individual choice and well-designed leisure and lifestyle programs is increasingly regarded as crucial to lifting the standard of aged care and increasing quality of life. As the Aged Care Industry changes, the expectations and skills required of the workforce also evolves. 

The following employment opportunities may be available following the successful completion of this course;

Community Leisure Officer

Community Recreation Activity

 Assistant Diversional Therapy

 Assistant Recreational Activities Officer

 Leisure and Health Coordinator

Please note completion of this course does not guarantee an employment outcome.

Delivery mode:

This course is delivered via a combination of-

 1 Virtual Face to Face Training Session per week

 Class is 9.30am-3.30pm

 We have multiple different days available to suit you

 16 hours per week of self-paced flexible learning including completion of assignments

 1:1 coaching to provide all the support you need

 120 hours of mandatory practical placement

We have developed a variety of assessment tools and tasks, which help to gather evidence relevant to the units of competency.  Examples of evidence may include written responses, practical demonstrations, case studies and workplace observations.

The Below units have been selected with industry consultation and provide a full range of competencies required when providing support to the aging. Units are subject to change at any time at Aged Care Training Services discretion. 

CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships

CHCLAH005 Incorporate lifespan development and sociological concepts into leisure and health programming

CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

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

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia

CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach

CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports

CHCDIS003 Support community participation and social inclusion

CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

CHCVOL003 Recruit, induct and support volunteers

BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence

 Please note the sequence of delivery may be altered.

(Please note that practical placement is a mandatory component of the course completion and may be impacted by COVID or other infectious outbreaks. Rest assured we will inform you of any changes to your placement and work with you to complete your mandatory placement)

This course will be approximately to 6-14 months in duration depending on RPL, Credit Transfer and individual needs of the learners and practical placement arrangements. The actual course duration will depend on when learners are able to complete their compulsory practical placement

(Please note that practical placement is a mandatory component of achieving this qualification. In the event that COVID restrictions are enforced or government directives prohibit student placement in workplaces such as aged care facilities your course will take longer to achieve)

We provide you with:

  • Ongoing trainer support by phone and email via virtual / online staff
  • Course materials and resources
  • Polo shirt and name badge
  • Placement Police Check

Practical Placement is an important part of your course- 120 hours of practical placement is required to achieve your qualification.
It is a great opportunity to put all your knowledge into action and showcase your skills to a perspective employer.

We arrange your placement for you!. We always aim to organise placement for you in a workplace that is aligned with your individual needs and aspirations and if possible conveniently located.

When individuals are undertaking placement they must wear a student uniform at all times. You will be required to dress in the attire as directed by the facility where the complete practical placement. We provide all learners with an ACTS polo shirt and name badge. Any requirements over and above this (such as pants and shoes, you will be required to organise for yourself and is not provided to you by ACTS.

Further information

  1. In the event a replacement polo shirt is required, a fee of $30 will be charged.
  2. Please note: Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, ACTS cannot guarantee ongoing placement if a COVID outbreak occurs in the facility where practical placement has been organised. All efforts will be made to keep you up to date on when placement can again occur, once the facility provides ACTS with the ‘all clear’ and resumes taking student placements.

There are no pre-requisites to gain entry into CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health, however you must;

  • Be over 18 years of age
  • Obtain a police check/certificate prior to practical placement
  • Willing and physically able to do practical placement
  • Undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment that the appropriate support can be provided and or sourced
  • Undertake a Pre-Training Review (PTR) to provide us with an indication of your existing skills and experience
  • This course is virtual so you must have access to the internet, a computer and have basic computer literacy
  • the ability to work autonomously and a commitment to attend virtual sessions

The minimum LLN requirements for this course are listed below.

The Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment tool utilised by Aged Care Training Services is mapped to the ACSF. All learners are required to complete the LLN Assessment prior to enrolment. These are assessed by a TAE40116 (or equivalent) qualified trainer assessor prior to commencing classes, to determine each learner’s overall ACSF level.

The LLN assessment will indicate whether the learner meets the levels required to:

  1. undertake the qualification or,
  2. will be able to complete the program with some support, or
  3. will need further skills to ensure they meet the LLN skills to successfully participate in the program. Leaners who identify as needing more language, literacy and numeracy skills will be referred to ESL training or similar training as required.

The skills gaps identified in the LLN assessment assists to determine the support need for each learner before the commencement of the course.

Learners complete questions which relate to learning, reading, writing and numeracy as well as self-assessment.

Anywhere if you are located in Victoria! Currently courses are being delivered virtually so whether you are in regional Victoria or Metropolitan Melbourne we can service you!

Skills First

Skills First provides an opportunity to access Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding to complete a nationally recognised qualification.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Funding. Students with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Eligibility criteria applies.

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Full Fee Paying Students

If you are not eligible to access Skills First funding, you can still enrol with us as a full fee paying student. The course fee is specified above and paid to us through a payment plan spanning your enrolment. Payment instalments will not exceed $1,500.00. Please contact us to discuss your individual payment plan.

Refund Policy

  1. Where our Registered Training Organisation ceases operation, a full refund will apply (including deposit).
  2. We will endeavour to complete the training and/or assessment once course has commenced, to the best of our ability. No refunds are generally provided for training that has already been delivered. If we cancel a course, a refund of all fees is paid to the student, unless satisfactory alternative arrangements can be made.
  3. If you withdraw prior to week 2 of your course, a full refund will be issued.
    1. You can also submit this in writing to You must include your details along with the reason for withdrawal

Statement of Fees

Click here to view our full statement of fees.

A $250.00 application fees covers an initial assessment of RPL requirements.  Further assessment (if applicable) will be charged at $60.00 per hour. Please note that approval from the individual will be sought prior to commencing any further RPL assessment.

All training is delivered by us! We do not have third parties delivering on our behalf.

We are an approved Registered Training Organisation. Our RTO # is 6127.

Our legal name is Century Group Pty Ltd. We trade under the names of Arrow Training Services as well as Aged Care Training Services.

We are responsible for the quality of the training and assessment you receive and all compliance. We are also responsible for the issuance of the AQF certification documentation (Your qualification!) We are committed to delivering a training experience worth talking about! (in a good way of course)

If at any point time you are not satisfied with us, please feel free to Contact Us for assistance.

This course would be right for you if-

  • You want to launch your leisure and health career or are currently working in an Aged Care environment and want to enhance your skills
  • Are passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of others
  • Enjoy researching and creating fun, safe activities that stimulate and support the emotional and mental wellbeing of others
  • Have a creative flair and work well with others
The CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health is a nationally recognised qualification that equips you to design, implement, and evaluate leisure and health activities and programs for clients in residential facilities, community agencies, or day centres.

Century Group Pty Ltd trading as Aged Care Training Services RTO 6127. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding. We encourage people with disabilities to apply. Completion of this course does not guarantee an employment outcome.