Certificate IV in Leisure and Health Course Code: CHC43415

Jobs in Leisure and Health

Certificate IV in Leisure and Health Course Code: CHC43415

Get out and about – be social and active with your clients

Does hanging out at the movies, learning to paint, or taking a trip to the footy sound like your idea of fun? Our Certificate IV in Leisure and Health could be just what you’ve been looking for. You’ll learn how to support your clients in the disability or aged care sectors with leisure, health, and recreational activities.

You might head to a sports event, go shopping, or even just enjoy a meal at the pub. You’ll provide companionship and help your clients get out and about and do the activities that they love.

You’ll get access to qualified and experienced course trainers and practical placement that will help you put your skills into practice right away. After you graduate, you’ll have the right qualification to apply for leisure/lifestyle/recreation jobs in residential facilities, community agencies, day centres, group homes, and more.

Get job ready in months

Get job-ready in 56 weeks*

This course qualifies you to apply for jobs in just 56 weeks*.

Get hands-on experience studying at Field

Hands-on experience

120 hours of on-the-job training means you get highly sought after, real-life skills before you graduate.

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Course code
Nationally recognised
56 weeks*
Study load
  • Camberwell
  • West Footscray
  • Geelong
Next intake
Now taking enrolments
  • In-person
  • Practical placement
Practical placement
120 hours (we'll help you get this sorted)

Why study Cert IV in Leisure and Health with Field?

  • We understand support workers – we’ve designed this course to give you the best chance to find a job and succeed in it
  • We offer flexible training options – with multiple locations, you can design a training plan that fits with your family and work commitments
  • You’ll get complementary training – this course gives you access to First Aid, CPR, Manual Handling, and Infection Control training at no extra cost
  • You’ll get skills for life – and the confidence to deliver support and care that meets your clients’ and employer’s expectations
  • You’ll get job ready – 55% of our students are offered employment or are employed before they even get their certificate (source: 2017 Field student statistics)

When you finish your training, you’re going to be in demand! With your new skills, here are some of the job opportunities open to you.

  • Community leisure officer
  • Community recreation activity assistant
  • Day support disability officer
  • Diversional therapist
  • Diversional therapy assistant
  • Leisure and lifestyle coordinator
  • Recreational activities officer
  • Weekend recreational activities officer

Certificate IV in Leisure and Health includes a total of 17 units (including 10 core and 7 electives).

Core units

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
CHCLAH001 Work effectively in the leisure and health industries
CHCLAH002 Contribute to leisure and health programming
CHCLAH003 Participate in the planning, implementation, and monitoring of individual leisure and health programs
CHCLAH004 Participate in planning leisure and health programs for clients with complex needs
CHCLAH005 Incorporate lifespan development and sociological concepts into leisure and health programming
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Elective units

CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
CHCDIS008 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCDIS003 Support community participation and social inclusion
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families

Our course fees vary depending on your circumstances at the time of enrolment. You may be eligible for government funding. Payment plans are also available.

Please call us on 1300 360 185 to confirm whether you’re eligible for funding.

Type Tuition Fees* Material Fees**
Government funded  $144.50 $297.50
Concession*** $28.90 $297.50
Full fee $4845 $297.50

Remember these aren’t your final fees. When you enrol, your fees will be calculated individually. Other fees may also apply (for example, if you need your certificate printed or mailed, or if you need to reschedule training or assessment). For more information on fees, funding, refunds, and more, head to our Student Info page.

* The student tuition fees published here are subject to change based on individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Please consider these fees an indication of what you can expect to pay.

** Material fees are an additional cost on top of your tuition fees. They may change, depending on individual circumstances.

*** Government funded concession.

There are no prerequisites for enrolling in this course. But you will need basic language and literacy skills. We’ll do an LLN (Language literacy and numeracy) assessment to make sure you can read instructions and write basic reports.

Before you start your practical placement, you’ll also need a clear and current Police Check (within 1 year of issue) and a Working with Children Check (WWCC). Don’t worry, we’ll help you get these sorted.

We deliver the Certificate IV in Leisure and Health with a combination of in-classroom training and practical placement to help you put your skills into practice right away.

With 120 hours of practical placement and ongoing coaching and mentoring from experienced trainers, you’ll graduate with the skills you need to start work right away.

*Duration is indicative only and may vary dependent on individual circumstances.

This course includes at least 120 hours of practical placement. After you enrol, we’ll help you find and secure suitable practical placement.

You’ll be assessed on competency using a range of measures, which may include:

  • Demonstrations (for example, role playing, simulations, scenario, face to face or on-the-job observation)
  • Supplementary evidence (for example, signed letters, references, or log books from your supervisor)
  • Multiple choice questions (includes multiple choice, true/false and tick a box questions)
  • Written assessments (includes short answer questions, case studies, reports and projects)
  • Oral discussions and interviews with your trainer (either on the phone or face-to-face)

If you can provide evidence of relevant experience working in the industry or you’ve completed some of the units previously, you may be able to get credit or RPL towards this qualification. This might accelerate your qualification and reduce your fee. You can ask us about RPL or credit transfer when you enrol.

Your trainers are industry experts and still work in the industry. This means that you get up-to-date training and expertise that’s relevant right now. You can expect your trainers to be professional, friendly, and supportive.

Although this qualification will train you for a range of jobs, you don’t have to stop here. After you graduate, you can choose to continue your study and grow your skills with:

  • Diploma of Leisure and Health
  • Diploma of Community Services

Success Stories

“Trainers were always a text away”

What I really liked most about the course was going from in-class training and then applying whatever I learnt in class to on the job. The trainers were always a text away and were open to help with any questions I had at any time.

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“Flexible and to-the-point”

I’ve already recommended Field to friends because it was very flexible and to-the-point. My teacher had the passion and confidence to assist me with any issues; I had his phone number and could call him anytime.

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"Loving it"

Staff are fantastic. Trainers are awesome. So glad I have done Certs III and doing Cert IV now. Loving it. Field are a great RTO.

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