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CHC40608 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health – Superseded

CHC40608 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health – Superseded

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

Packaging Rules
Total Number of units = 16

Core Units = 11
Elective Units = 5
1 elective unit must be chosen from groups A, B, C & D
1 elective units can be from any endorsed Training Package at the same qualification level where relevant to the work outcome

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

CHCWHS312A Follow safety procedures for direct care work
HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes

Group B
HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status
HLTAP501C Analyse health information

Group C
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
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
Recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice .
HLTHIR403B Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
HLTHIR404B Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

Other 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

How long will it take?
Duration is dependent on training delivery mode and individual experience. For those with no experience the course will take anywhere between 6 months and a year to complete.

Delivery Options
Face to face
Online / Distance education
Combination of face to face and distance education


Start Date
Capital Careers does not currently have any face to face training sessions planned for this course. However you are able to start this course via online learning at any time.

Studying as a Traineeship
Funding may be available for those students who wish to undertake their training as part of a traineeship.

To be eligible for an ACT training contract the student must:
a) Work in the ACT and
b) Be at least 15 years-of-age and
c) Be an:

Australian citizen
Permanent resident
New Zealand passport holder who has been a resident in Australia for more than 6 months, or
Visa holder with work rights on a pathway to permanent residency and not excluded from participation in government funded training, and

d) Receive remuneration for their work, and
e) Complete a minimum of 15 hours combined work and training per week (employment and training hours may be averaged over 4 weeks for non-school based training contracts), and
f) Undertake an approved Australian Apprenticeships qualification with an approved RTO, as listed on the ACT Qualifications Register; and
g) Have the required supervision in the workplace for an Australian Apprentice.

Course Cost
Standard Qualification – $1750
Traineeship New Worker* – $350
Traineeship Existing Worker** – $350

The funding for the traineeship component of this program is contributed by the ACT Training & Education Directorate

* New Worker = Employed less than 3 months full time or less than 12 months part time/casual equivalent

** Existing Worker = Employed more than 3 months full time or 12 months part time/casual

What we provide you
Well written and easy to follow resources via an online e-learning platform
Trainers who care very much about your studies and about you!

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

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 viewed at http://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC40608

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