CHCSS00080 Induction to Leisure and Health

Grow your career opportunities through the CHCSS00080 Induction to Leisure and Health Skill Set.

The skills and knowledge gained from completing the CHCSS00080 Induction to Leisure and Health will enable you to provide quality of life opportunities to individuals who experience barriers to participation in recreation and leisure.

By completing this Skill Set, you will have gained the basic knowledge required to enhance the psychological, social, emotional and physical well-being of a range of individuals through leisure and recreation…today and into the future.

Become part of the fast-growing Leisure and Health industry by completing the Nationally Recognised CHCSS00080 Induction to Leisure and Health Skill Set.

In this Induction to Leisure and Health course, you will learn skills to support people in meeting their leisure and recreational needs.

The skills and knowledge gained from this course will provide you with the basic and essential knowledge you will need to improve the quality of life opportunities for individuals who experience barriers to participation in recreation and leisure.

Workers may be in residential facilities and community agencies and day centres, completing specific tasks and functions around leisure and recreation. While workers are responsible for their output, work is usually carried out under direct or indirect supervision and within an organisation’s guidelines.

Course Outcomes

By studying the CHCSS00080 Induction to Leisure and Health, you will learn the basics of 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 120 hours of practical placement, we ensure that you have real workplace experience upon completion, which is likely to increase your employment prospects.

This is an interactive and supportive course, and also includes extensive trainer support from industry experts to help you achieve your goals.

In this Skill Set you’ll learn to

  • Provide appropriate leisure and health services
  • Operate within the policies and procedures of the leisure and health sector
  • Identify activities to match leisure and health needs of the client or group
  • Assist with the preparation of activity plan
  • Identify and obtain required resources
  • Promote activity or program
  • Deliver activity or program
  • Evaluate activity
  • Document the activity or program
  • Gather and record detailed information about clients
  • Participate in the design of individual program plans
  • Implement individual program plans
  • Monitor and evaluate individual program plans

Leisure and Health 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

By completing the Leisure and Health course you will also have the option of continuing to complete either a CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health or CHC53415 Diploma of Leisure and Health courses through Australis.

There are a number of units of competency in the CHCSS00080 Induction to Leisure and Health which are also contained within our range of Community Services and Counselling courses. One of our team will be happy to discuss the number of credits you could apply towards these courses. Any credits that you are granted will also, therefore, reduce the time and cost of these courses.

Industry Support

To assist our students we’ve developed a strong relationship with Diversional & Recreation Therapy Australia (DRTA) which you can apply to for membership upon completing one of our Leisure and Health courses.


The CHCSS00080 Induction to Leisure and Health Skill Set runs for 3 months but you can complete faster than this if you wish.

Delivery & Support

The course is delivered entirely online via e-learning, recorded videos, links and downloadable tools and activities. In addition, you can attend optional periodic online group chat sessions hosted by Australian Industry experienced trainers and assessors.

Learners are required to have a supervisor in their community services/health field sign their third party assessments to confirm tasks are performed in the workplace.


There are 3 subjects in the CHCSS00080 Induction to Leisure and Health Skill Set.


There are no exams in the CHCSS00080 Induction to Leisure and Health Skill Set.

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

You will also complete a range of ‘on the job’ workplace based assessments and are required to complete 120 hours of placement.

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, instead just doing the assessments for a reduced course price. For more details please speak with the Course Consultants.

Skill Set Requirements

This skill set has been endorsed by the industry as suitable for individuals who:

  • hold a qualification at Certificate III level or higher in an area involving the provision of direct client care or support
  • Currently work in the Community Services Sector

Practical Placement

To be assessed as competent in the CHCSS00080 Induction to Leisure and Health Skill Set, you are required to undertake at least 120 hours of supervised work placement as detailed in the assessment requirements of the units of competency.

Option 1: Monthly Payment Plan

An interest-free payment plan of $375 per month x 3 months = $1,125.

Option 2: Corporate

For group enrolments please call our Corporate team on 0438 099 041 or enter your details here and we will get back to you.

Or for something completely different…Subscription

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Reasons to study the CHCSS00080 Induction to Leisure and Health Skill Set 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 CHCSS00080 Induction to Leisure and Health Skill Set, 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?