The skills and knowledge gained from our leisure and health course will enable you to provide quality of life opportunities to individuals who experience barriers to participation in recreation and leisure. They challenge and enhance the psychological, social, emotional and physical wellbeing of the community today and in the future.
Meet some of our experienced leisure and health trainers in the video below.
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Break through society’s barriers and provide quality-of-life opportunities to those in need
For a lot of us, participating in a range of leisure, health, and recreational activities is taken for granted. Unfortunately, not everyone experiences this.
By studying the CHC53415 Diploma of Leisure and Health, you will learn how to provide quality-of-life opportunities for individuals who experience barriers to participation in recreation and leisure. Your clients may range from people with disabilities, older people, youth, children, families, corporate organisations, those in respite, and those with variable education levels and diverse backgrounds.
Our course has been designed with your career path in mind. With 240 hours of practical placement, we ensure that graduates have real workplace experience upon completion, increasing their employment prospects. You’ll gain the ability to challenge and enhance the psychological, social, emotional, and physical wellbeing of those in your community and will have the confidence needed to seek out new opportunities that utilise your skills.
This qualification is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF), and dependent upon completion of relevant work experience, eligible students will be able to apply for full membership with Diversional Therapy Australia (DTA).
To join an industry with a rich, 70 year history of helping those in need, study Leisure and Health with us.
You’ll learn to:
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A graduate of this Leisure and Health Diploma will be able to work either within a defined organisation or as a sole practitioner. The range of occupations include;
The CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health and CHC53415 Diploma of Leisure and Health are recognised by industry and upon completion, with relevant work experience undertaken during studies will be eligible to apply for full membership with Diversional Therapy Australia (DTA).
This qualification is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF).
Australis College is recognised by Diversional & Recreation Therapy Australia for the CHC53415 Diploma of Leisure and Health, which assures eligibility for our graduates to apply for Full Membership of Diversional & Recreation Therapy Australia. Please refer to the DRTA website for information regarding the membership application process and any associated fees.
Australis College has partnered with Western Sydney University to create an articulation agreement for the Diploma of Leisure and Health (CHC53415). Completion of this course may result in credit into the Bachelor of Health Science(80cp).
*80cp = 35% of a full 3 year course (full 3 year course = 240cp)
You can view the agreement here. Entry agreement is subject to proficiency standards of Western Sydney University.
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How do I Enrol?
There are 22 units of competency in this Leisure and Health qualification, that are delivered across four stages. Students will be supported throughout the course program via one-on-one Trainer support, online eLearning, live and recorded web-tutorials, live chats and forums which are designed to support individual learner needs. Australis College will integrate the activities, bringing together some units that reflect real industry outcomes and processes. To obtain this qualification, you must complete the following 22 units of competency.
|Unit of Competency||Unit of Competency Code|
|Develop workplace communication strategies||CHCCOM003|
|Manage people performance||BSBMGT502|
|Work with diverse people||CHCDIV001|
|Work with forced migrants||CHCSET001|
|Confirm physical health status||HLTAAP002|
|Provide advocacy and representation services||CHCADV002|
|Apply concepts of human psychology to facilitate involvement in leisure programs||CHCLAH009|
|Incorporate lifespan development and sociological concepts into leisure and health programming||CHCLAH005|
|Maintain work health and safety||HLTWHS003|
|Confirm client development status||CHCDEV001|
|Assess co-existing needs||CHCCCS004|
|Work effectively in the leisure and health industries||CHCLAH001|
|Provide leisure education||CHCLAH008|
|Contribute to leisure and health programming||CHCLAH002|
|Participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of individual leisure and health programs||CHCLAH003|
|Coordinate planning, implementation and monitoring of leisure and health programs||CHCLAH006|
|Participate in planning leisure and health programs for clients with complex needs||CHCLAH004|
|Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability||CHCDIS007|
|Work with people with mental health issues||CHCMHS001|
|Plan and conduct recreation programs for older persons||SISCCRO001|
|Research and apply evidence to practice||CHCPOL003|
|Reflect on and improve own professional practice||CHCPRP003|