CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

This course will enable you to provide quality of life opportunities for individuals who experience barriers to participation in recreation and leisure, assisting them in challenging and enhancing their psychological, social, emotional and physical well-being.

Gain employment or enhance your existing career, working in residential facilities and community agencies or day centres, helping design, implement and evaluate leisure and health activities.

Learn how to provide quality-of-life opportunities for individuals who experience barriers to participation in recreation and leisure. Clients may include those with disabilities, older people, youth, children, families, corporate organisations or people in respite.

With 120 hours of practical placement, you will also gain real workplace experience to enhance your confidence and abilities.

You will learn to

  • Work with diverse people
  • Work with forced migrants
  • Work with people with mental health issues
  • Confirm physical health status
  • Assess co-existing needs
  • Work effectively in the leisure and health industries
  • Provide advocacy and representation services
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
  • Plan and conduct recreation programs for older persons
  • Contribute to leisure and health programming
  • Participation in the planning, implementation and monitoring of individual leisure and health programs and for clients with complex needs

Career Opportunities

Community Services which is one of the fastest growing sectors for jobs in Australia. It’s estimated that 50,000+ new jobs will be created within the industry by 2023 (reference joboutlook.gov.au).

Leisure and Health is a growing sub-sector of Community Services with increasing levels of people requiring assistance to undertake even the most basic of tasks such as shopping or maintaining levels of activity.

Job Roles include:

  • Leisure and lifestyle coordinator
  • Activities officer
  • Leisure officer
  • Community leisure officer
  • Recreational activities officer

Community Services Qualification Pathways

After completing the CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health, you may be interested in continuing on to complete the CHC53415 Diploma of Leisure and Health with Australis.

There are a number of units of competency in this Certificate that are also contained in various Community Services and Counselling courses. Our team are here to discuss what credits you could apply toward other courses.


We have a strong relationship with Diversional & Recreation Therapy Australia (DRTA)and you will be able to apply for membership with them upon completing one of our Leisure and Health courses.


You have access to the course for 18 months but you can complete faster than this if you wish.

Delivery & Support

The course is delivered via Blended learning, combining online study with practical ‘work experience’ placement.

Content is delivered primarily online and includes live chat sessions and ‘virtual’ classrooms which provide you with direct access to industry experts. Attendance at the live sessions is optional but strongly recommended.

During the course, you need to locate and undertake 120 hours of ‘work experience’ placement with a suitable community services organisation.


There are 17 subjects in the CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health.


There are no exams for the CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health.

You test your learning by completing quiz questions, open-book self-paced assessment activities, role plays and work placement activities. All subjects include a free re-submission if you are not successful on your first attempt.

If you already have the skills and knowledge required to attain any (or all) of these subjects, you might like to enrol as ‘Assessment Only’. This Recognition of Prior Learning means you don’t have to study those subjects again, just go straight to the assessments. For more details please speak with our Course Consultants.

Entry Requirements

There are no general entry requirements to enrol in the CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health.

You will need access to an internet-connected computer with webcam for the duration of the course.

To work in Community Services you will typically require a police check, and possibly a Working with Children or Blue Card. While not required to enrol in the course, these may be required for placement (depending on where you locate your placement) and eventual employment so we recommend you confirm your status prior to enrolment if you have any concerns.

Practical Placement

To be assessed as competent in the CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health you must complete 120 hours of relevant supervised work placement, with a minimum of 20 hours of this in an aged care environment. It is your responsibility to source your placement(s), however, the College will assist where possible.

Depending on where you undertake your placement you may also need to undergo a police check including working with children checks.


Option 1: Payment Plan

Interest-free payment plans from as little as $50 per week. Discounts apply for upfront payments and/or group enrolments. For more details, click here.

Option 2: Study Loan

Study Loans (a private lender), will progressively loan you the tuition fee. The loan, plus interest, is repaid over a maximum 4-year term, from as little as $30 per week. For more details, click here.

Or for something completely different…Subscription

Australis is the only place you can access Subscription, the lowest risk and most flexible way there is to get qualified or stay current. For more details, click here.

How do I Enrol?

You can enrol and start studying anytime. To enrol:

You may be required to provide completed documentation and Identification to complete your enrolment or complete a Core Skills assessment to help ensure the course is suitable for you.

Reasons to study the CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health with Australis College include:

Course Content

We wrote the course ourselves, authored by practitioners who are not just qualified trainers but who have worked in various leisure and health and community services roles for many years.

Always check out the course content (and learning platform) BEFORE you enrol. Is it current, contextualised and engaging, or generic off the shelf content? Content quality will make or break your learning experience.

Trainer Experience

Our trainers work in the industry. They do what you want to do, and they will show you how it really works. (Check out the trainers and assessors of other providers, make sure they are not just academics or former students but have actually worked in the industry and been everything from Leisure Officers through to Leisure and Lifestyle Coordinators).

Having a great trainer is critical to graduating with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.

Placement Hours

We love placement – it is the best way to get real-world experience, improve your skills and increase your employability. For this reason, we recommend new entrants do as much placement as possible…but only up until they are ready to start paid employment.

There is a minimum of 120 hours of placement for the CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health, and you only need sufficient hours to complete the workplace-based assessments and any potential role-plays. This differs from some providers who require 200+ hours, which is not a bad thing…unless you already have the knowledge and could instead be out there working as a paid professional.

But wait….there’s more!

Your time and your career are too important to risk with the wrong training provider. For more details on choosing a training provider, please also take a look at Why Australis?