CHC53415 Diploma of Leisure and Health

This qualification provides you with the opportunity to work with a broad range of people in leisure & health.

The skills and knowledge gained from this course will enable you to improve the quality of life opportunities for individuals who experience barriers to participation in recreation and leisure. Graduates can assist in challenging and enhancing the psychological, social, emotional and physical well-being of the disadvantaged within the community.

Breakthrough society’s barriers and provide quality-of-life opportunities to those in need by completing the CHC53415 Diploma of Leisure and Health.

For many, participating in a range of leisure, health, and recreational activities is not something they can be taken for granted.

This course will teach you 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.  You will gain the ability to challenge and enhance the psychological, social, emotional, and physical well-being of those in your community and the confidence to seek out opportunities that utilise your skills.

With 240 hours of practical placement, you will graduate with real workplace experience, aiding your employment prospects and your ability to truly help others.

On graduation, dependent on completion of relevant work experience, you will be able to apply for full membership with Diversional Therapy Australia (DTA).

You will also learn to:

  • Plan and implement leisure and recreational activity programs
  • Provide leisure education
  • Identify individual needs and abilities
  • Assess the client’s level of interest and capability in a range of activities
  • Encourage and support participation
  • Train and supervise volunteers and other staff
  • Access community resources

Career Opportunities:

  • Diversional Therapist
  • Activities Coordinator
  • Community and Leisure Coordinator
  • Lifestyle Coordinator
  • Leisure Services Coordinator/Manager

Industry Accreditation

Australis College graduates of this qualification are recognised by Diversional & Recreation Therapy Australia as eligible to apply for Full Membership.

Please refer to the DRTA website for information regarding the membership application process and any associated fees.

University Articulation

Australis has partnered with Western Sydney University to create an articulation agreement for credit in the WSU Bachelor of Health Science (80cps). 

View the agreement here. Entry is subject to Western Sydney University standards.

Australis has partnered with University of Southern Queensland to create an articulation agreement for credit in the USQ Bachelor of Human Services (for up to 8 electives)

View the agreement here. Entry is subject to University of Southern Queensland standards.

Australis has partnered with Griffith University to create an articulation agreement for credit in the Bachelor of Sport Development (30/40 CP).

View the agreement here. Entry is subject to Griffith University standards.

How do I Enrol?

Our enrolment process is easy! You can enrol any time and start studying shortly after enrolment. To enrol:

  • Phone 1300 887 991 and our Course Consultants will answer your questions and complete the enrolment or Subscription process with you, or
  • Online full course enrolment by filling out our Application Form, or
  • For subscription, Subscribe now to gain immediate access.
  • For Corporate (10+ enrolments), contact our Enterprise team on 0411 597 927 or enter your details here.

You may be required to provide completed documentation and Identification to complete your enrolment. Depending on your circumstances you may also be required to supply copies of previous qualifications, Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate of Education, or complete a Core Skills assessment to help ensure the course is suitable for you.

Please find more information regarding VSL enrolments please refer to Student Entry Procedure for VET Student Loans.

There are 22 units of competency in this Leisure and Health qualification that are delivered in three stages. You will be supported throughout, depending on your enrolment method, via a combination of direct trainer support, online eLearning, live and recorded web-tutorials and forums aimed at supporting individual needs. Trainer support is also available after hours.

Entry Requirements

There are no general entry requirements for this course, although if you intend to apply for a loan or other funding to pay your tuition fees then eligibility and other criteria will apply. See the “How do I enrol” tab for further information.

While it is not an entry requirement for the course, you need to undergo a police check to work in the industry, plus obtain a Blue Card if working with children under 18. We recommend you do this before you enrol.

Practical Placement

To be assessed as competent in this qualification you must complete 240 hours of supervised work placements in relevant community service settings e.g. direct client work or community education or development. Evidence provided by your supervisor will contribute to the assessment of your ability to work at this level. It is your responsibility to locate placements however the College will assist where possible.


Course Accreditation

The CHC53415 Diploma of Leisure and Health is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF).

Professional Development

This course can be undertaken by subscribing to the Australis Community Services Subscription Program for Professional Development purposes in which case you simply learn the course materials, however, do not complete the assessments.

Delivery & Support

This course’s delivery method is via Blended Delivery.

The program is delivered primarily online, which includes live online sessions. These “virtual” classrooms and chat sessions provide direct regular access to industry experts and other learners. Attendance at live sessions is usually optional but strongly recommended.

Course Duration

Your initial enrolment provides access to the course for 18 months.

Your actual completion time will vary depending on how much time you commit to your study and what knowledge you already have. If you require longer than 18 months you can apply to re-enrol in the subjects you did not complete via our unique monthly Rolling Re-enrolment option (additional fees apply).

There is no set duration for students who access the course via Subscription/Per Subject

Tuition Fee & Payment Options

The tuition fee for this course will vary depending on the access/support options you choose.

Option 1: Subscription/Per Subject

Pay a low monthly fee to access ALL our Community courses. This fee, which you can cancel anytime, is either:

  • $16+gst per month for ‘Content Only’ or
  • $46+gst per month for ‘Content + Support‘.

You then simply pay a per subject assessment fee when you submit assessments. Your total course cost is, therefore, the subscription cost (for however long you subscribe) plus the assessment cost (for whichever subjects you actually submit). Subject assessment fees are listed here.

Click here to SUBSCRIBE now or for more information either click here or call our Course Consultants on 1300 887 991.

Option 2: Full Fee

$9,450 (GST free) payable via the following options:

1 – Monthly Payment Plan with Australis College

An interest-free payment plan of $525 per month for 18 months = $9,450. Click here to find out more about Payment Plans.

2 – VET Student Loan from the Commonwealth Government

$9,450 tuition + 20% Government loan fee = $11,340. This course is available under the VET Student Loans scheme effective from 1st January 2017, therefore is subject to eligibility and entry criteria. VET Student Loans are not approved for students that do not meet eligibility requirements. VET Student Loans result in a VETSL debt, are a loan from the Australian Government and continues to be a debt until repaid to the Commonwealth.

3 – Private Student Loan from ‘Study Loans’

Study Loans will progressively loan you the $9,450 tuition fee. This loan, plus interest, needs to be repaid over a maximum 4-year term. Click here to find out more about Study Loans.

For Corporate (10+ enrolments), contact our Enterprise team on 0411 597 927 or enter your details here.

Please contact our Course Consultants on 1300 887 991 if you require any further information.

Assessment Only / Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Your work and life experiences are valuable. So valuable, in fact, they may reduce the time and cost for you to attain a qualification.

If you have existing skills and knowledge you may be able to undertake Assessment Only for some or all of the subjects. This means you just do the assessments for those subjects without any study. Subject assessment fees are listed here.

For more information about Assessment Only call 1300 887 991 to speak with our Course Consultants.

Course Brochure

You can download the course brochure available here.