CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

This qualification reflects the role of workers participating in the design, implementation and evaluation of leisure and health activities and programs for clients in one or more sector areas. Workers may be in residential facilities and/or in community agencies and day centres, completing specialised tasks and functions in relation to leisure and health.

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Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

Delivery mode
Workplace and Distance

Course duration
12 months

Nationally recognised

Practical hours
A minimum of 120 working hours must be logged in a residential aged care facility.

Government funding & fees

Payment methods 
Direct Debt, Debt/Credit Card, Cash, Pay-as-you-go (Catalyst plus)

Course units

Core units

CHCLAH001        Work effectively in leisure and health industries
CHCPRP003        Reflection on and improve own professional practice
CHCCOM002        Use communication to build relationships
CHCDIV001        Work with diverse people
HLTWHS002        Follow safe work practices for direct client care
HLTAAP002        Confirm physical health status
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

Elective units

CHCAGE005        Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCMHS001        Work with people with mental health issues
CHCCCS020        Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
CHCDIS009        Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
CHCAGE001        Facilitate empowerment of older people
CHCCCS023        Support independence and well being
CHCDIS003        Support community participation and inclusion

Course entry

  • To commence this program, your Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills must meet required standards for ACSF LEVEL 2.
  • You need to provide a current national Police Check or you must provide evidence that you have applied for a police check in your respective state as soon as possible.
  • Evidence of flu and COVID-19 vaccination is required to undertake practical placement in an aged care setting. For more information, check with your state health department website.


Possible career pathways you may like to consider upon completion:

  • Lifestyle co-ordinator
  • Leisure and health co-coordinator
  • Diversional therapist
  • Aged care activity worker
  • Leisure and therapy assistant
  • Disability officer– day support
  • Activities officer
  • Community leisure officer
  • Leisure officer
  • Recreation activities officer


Workplace training

Our workplace delivery mode is designed for anyone who is currently employed in a community services organisation. Selmar trainers will arrange regular visits to your workplace to offer support and guidance. Read more

  •    Regular workplace visits — all training comes to you
  •    One-on-one training
  •    Marking done on site and feedback given on the spot
  •    Flexible assessment methods
  •    Employer incentives available to support eligible students

* A minimum of 120 working hours must be logged in a residential aged care facility.

Distance training

Distance training is available to students who are not currently employed in the community services sector. Along with practical placement that we help organise, training is delivered via paper-based resources and the student still receives trainer support by phone, email or skype. Read more

What is practical placement?

One of the benefits of studying with Selmar is our practical learning that will help you develop hands-on, real-life skills so you develop industry-ready confidence to succeed in the workplace! As part of this program, a minimum of 120 hours must be completed in a residential aged care facility. For students not currently working in the sector, these hours are incorporated into our programs through practical placement. And, we even help you organise placement via our extensive sector network! Read more

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