Certificate IV in Leisure & Health (CHC40608)

Quick Course Guide for Health Skills Australia Training Program
Start datesRegister your interest for 2014
LocationsBlackburn & Brisbane
Course LengthUp to 12 months part time (1 day per fortnight) plus 160 hours of work placement
Course FeesRefer to the Funding & Fees page for costs and available funding options, or call us on 1300 306 886
Quick Course Guide for Health Skills Australia Training Program
HSA offers diversional therapy courses in the CBD. Study the Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

Secure Your Future in the Leisure and Health Industry

Our nationally accredited Certificate IV in Leisure and Health will provide you with general skills, background information and specific knowledge to assist with the design and implementation of diversional therapy programs in residential facilities and community organisations.

Career Opportunities

  • Diversional Therapy Assistant
  • Activities Officer
  • Community Leisure Officer


  • Leisure Officer
  • Disability Officer – Day Support
  • Recreation Activities Officer

Entry Requirements

  • Completion of a Maths and English assessment unless a pass in Year 12 Maths and English has been achieved or a Certificate IV or higher has previously been obtained.
  • A current Police Check.
  • For information on how to apply, click here.

Course Structure

The Certificate IV in Leisure and Health consists of 16 units and incorporates theory based classroom learning with practical, hands-on sessions in nursing labs. You will also gain real life experience and put your learning into practice through 160 hours of work placement.

Core units
CHCCOM403AUse targeted communication skills to build relationships
CHCCS400CWork within a relevant legal & ethical framework
CHCCS401CFacilitate responsible behaviour
CHCICS405BFacilitate groups for individual outcomes
CHCORG405EMaintain an effective work environment
CHCRH401CWork effectively in the leisure & health industry
CHCRH402BUndertake leisure & health programming
CHCRH404BPlan, implement and monitor leisure & health programs
CHCRH405BPlan leisure & health programs for clients with complex needs
CHCRH406AApply knowledge of human behaviour in leisure activity programs
CHCRH407AApply sociological concepts to leisure & health
Elective units
CHCWHS312AFollow WHS safety procedures for direct care work
HLTAP401BConfirm physical health status
HLTHIR403CWork effectively with culturally diverse clients & co-workers
HLTFA311AApply first aid
CHCAC319AProvide support to people living with dementia


Assessments for the Certificate IV in Leisure and Health vary and can include presentations, class discussions, assignments, practical demonstrations, short tests, essays, workbooks and case studies. Each unit is assessed in the classroom / practical lab and in the clinical setting to determine your competency against the elements and performance criteria.

Course Fees

Course fees can vary by state and are based on a number of different factors. Please refer to our Funding & Fees pages for more information, or call us on 1300 306 886 to discuss the most appropriate funding or payment option for you.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer (CT)

RPL and CT is a process to acknowledge your previous achievements of competencies or learning outcomes that may count towards your qualification. 

RPL provides credit for relevant skills, knowledge and experience gained through working and learning, as well as formal and informal training.

Credit transfer is a process that provides credit for a unit of competency previously achieved.

Applications for RPL should be received by the Course Coordinator prior to course commencement, and no later than the first week of the commencement of your course.

If you intend on applying for RPL:
1. Carefully read the information contained within the Student Handbook.
2. Complete all sections of the RPL Application Form.
3. Collate copies of all required documents to use as evidence of your prior learning/experience and attach them with your application.
4. VIC Students - Submit these via email to hsa.rpl.vic@navitas.com.
5. QLD Students -  Submit these via email to hsa.rpl.qld@navitas.com.
6. There is a fee for each successful unit of competency RPL assessment.

If you intend on applying for CT:

1. Carefully read the information contained within the Student Handbook.
2. Complete the Application for Credit Form and submit with certified copies of your transcript or statement of attainment to Student Administration.


Diversional therapy learning progression with Health Skills Australia