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CHC40608 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

CHC40608 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

Course Description

This qualification addresses work in the residential facilities and/or in community agencies and day centres and work under professional supervision within defined organisation guidelines or as sole practitioners. These workers:

  • Assist with design, implementation and evaluation of health and leisure activities and programs for clients in one or more sector areas
  • May be responsible for other workers

Occupational titles may include:

  • Activities officer
  • Community leisure officer
  • Disability officer – day support .
  • Diversional therapy assistant
  • Leisure officer
  • Recreation activities officer

Course packaging

16 units must be selected for this qualification including: 11 core units and  5 elective units

  •  One unit must be selected from Groups A and B
  •  At least one unit must be selected from Groups C and D


CHCCOM403A Use targeted communication skills to build relationships

CHCCS400C Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework

CHCCS401C Facilitate responsible behaviour

CHCICS405B Facilitate groups for individual outcomes

CHCORG405E Maintain an effective work environment

CHCRH401C Work effectively in the leisure and health industry

CHCRH402B Undertake leisure and health programming

CHCRH404B Plan, implement and monitor leisure and health programs

CHCRH405B Plan leisure and health programs for clients with complex needs

CHCRH406A Apply knowledge of human behaviour in leisure activity programs

CHCRH407A Apply sociological concepts to leisure and health

Group A WHS electives – one unit must be selected

CHCWHS312A Follow safety procedures for direct care work

HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes

Group B electives – one unit must be selected

HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status

HLTAP501C Analyse health information

At least one (1) elective is to be chosen from units in Groups C and D below.

Group C first aid electives – one or more may be required One, two or three first aid units may be required, depending on jurisdictional requirements

HLTFA311A Apply first aid

HLTFA302C Provide first aid in remote situation (Note pre-requisite: HLTFA311A)

HLTFA412A Apply advanced first aid (Note pre-requisite: HLTFA311A)

Group D – general electives

BSBINM201A Process and maintain workplace information

CHCCD404E Develop and implement community programs

CHCCD412B Work within a community development framework

CHCCS422B Respond holistically to client issues and refer appropriately

CHCGROUP403D Plan and conduct group activities

CHCICS302B Participate in the implementation of individualised plans

CHCICS304B Work effectively with carers

CHCICS404B Plan and provide advanced behaviour support

CHCICS410A Support relationships with carers and families

CHCINF408C Comply with information requirements of the aged care and community care sectors

CHCORG525D Recruit and coordinate volunteers

SRCCRD007B Develop recreation programs

SISCCRO301A Assist with recreation games not requiring equipment
Group E – electives recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice .Special consideration and highly recommended

HLTHIR403B Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

HLTHIR404B Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
Other relevant electives   Aged care

CHCAC318B Work effectively with older people

CHCAC319A Provide support to people living with dementia

CHCICS303A Support individual health and emotional well being

SISCCRO303A Plan and conduct a recreation program for older persons

CHCDIS301C Work effectively with people with a disability

CHCDIS302A Maintain an environment to empower people with disabilities

CHCDIS322A Support community participation and inclusion

CHCDIS507C Design and adapt surroundings to group requirements

SISCCRD303A Facilitate inclusion for people with a disability

SISCCRO304A Plan and conduct disability recreational programs

Mental health

CHCMH402B Apply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes

CHCMH405A Work collaboratively to support recovery process

CHCMH411A Work with people with mental health issues
Working with specific groups

CHCCS422B Respond holistically to client issues and refer appropriately

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

HLTHIR404C Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice All workers undertaking work in community services need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Indigenous clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation will be provided and assesses as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification.

Course Pre-requisites:

Participants must have well developed communication skills and work experience in a relevant industry.

Opportunities for Further Study

Successful completion of this qualification will allow participants to further their studies to Diploma level study in the Community Services Training Package.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows a person to receive recognition and credit for the knowledge and skills they have, no matter how and where they were attained, including overseas. This can include skills from previous study, work experience and life experience.
Credit Transfer Capital Careers has an obligation to recognise Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by other registered training organisations

How long will it take?

Duration is dependent on training delivery mode, which can include distance learning, self paced learning, face to face workshops or a combination flexible delivery.


The course will be presented in competency-based mode and the student’s competency will be assessed at all levels according to competencies and performance criteria. The training package for each competency specifies the conditions and method of assessment. Assessment methods range from completing set tasks and activities, class attendance and participation and completion of assignments / projects.

Employability Skills

A summary of the employability skills developed through this qualification can be downloaded from

For further information contact:

Capital Careers Pty Ltd, 506, Level 5, Westfield Office Towers, Westfield , Parramatta, NSW

Ph: 0468 390 176