Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

Make a difference in people’s lives by supporting their independence and improving their well-being

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Course Overview

This qualification reflects the role of workers participating in the design, implementation and evaluation of leisure, health activities and programs for clients in residential facilities and/or in community agencies and day centres.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the course will be qualified to work as a:
•    Diversionary therapy assistant
•    Leisure and health officer
•    Community leisure officer
•    Activities officer
•    Disabilities officer-day support, support worker

Pathways to Further Studies

With a CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health qualification, graduates may choose to further their studies by undertaking a CHC53415 Diploma of Leisure and Health, offered at various other institutes.

Course Entrance Requirements

Academic requirements

There are no academic entry requirements for this qualification in the Community Services Training Package.

English Language requirements

International students are required to produce one item of evidence of English proficiency according to the following:

  • IELTS English language proficiency at a minimum level of 5.5 (Academic) or Upper Intermediate level of English completed in Australia
  • Completion of 1-year full time study in Australia
  • Successful completion of Language literacy and numeracy (LLN) test.

As a general rule, all domestic students must pass Language literacy and numeracy (LLN) test before being offered enrolment.

Age restrictions

Applicants must be 18 years of age or above.

Course Duration & Delivery

Self-paced online study and assessment

This course should take you a maximum of 12 months to complete. You’ll need to spend about 12 hours per week studying to complete the course within this timeframe. You are also required to complete 120 hours of work placement.

We understand that everyone learns at a different pace, so the time it takes you to finish the course will depend on how much you already know and how much experience you already have.


Classroom training will be delivered at our Sydney campus:

Level 3, 53 Walker Street, North Sydney, NSW 2060 Australia.

Work Placement

For this qualification students must have completed at least 120 hours of work placement.  Charter Australia organises weekly work placements for our enrolled students in a residential care facility.

​Before undertaking any work placements in a care facility, students will be required, at their own cost, to undertake a:
•    National Police Check
•    Working with Children Check
•    Health screening & any necessary vaccinations

To attend work placement, students are required to wear Charter Australia’s uniform (included in the materials fees) and also appropriate black pants and black rubber sole footwear.

Competency Units

This qualification requires students to complete 10 core units and 7 elective units.

10 Core Units

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

7 Elective Units

  • CHCAGE001  Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • CHCAGE005  Provide support to people living with dementia
  • CHCCCS025  Support relationships with carers and families
  • CHCCCS015  Provide individualised support
  • CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
  • HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control

Credit Transfer

Students with prior learning from another Registered Training Organisation based in any State/Territory of Australia may apply to have credit transferred to their Charter Australia’s program which may fast-track their studies.

Go to Credit Transfer page for more information.

Recognise Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is an assessment process that closely evaluates the relevance of your knowledge and skills to the specific job tasks. It is not a substitute for learning – to be eligible for RPL you must have direct experience in the job role performing the tasks that make up the qualification.

Go to Recognise Prior Learning page for more information.

Course Fees

Go to Student Fees.  

Ready to Apply?

​Simply complete the online enrolment form. We will get back to you promptly to advise the outcome of your application or if we require more information from you.

Your enrolment should take around 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

​Information you’ll need:

  • Personal details
  • Contact information such as residential and postal address
  • Email address (mandatory to complete this process online)
  • Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you have not yet registered for a USI, click here to create one. If you have a USI but don’t remember your USI details, click here to find your USI.
  • You will also need to email the copy of Citizenship or residency (including a Visa Sub Class if you have one) to enrolment@charter.edu.au.

Student Declaration

​By submitting the online enrolment  form, I declare that I have read and agree to the terms and conditions listed below. I also declare the information provided by me in this application is true and correct.

The information is available in Charter Australia’s Student Handbook (and it is also available in the Study with Us section of our website).

  • Fees and refunds
  • Academic integrity
  • Privacy
  • Complaints and appeals​
  • Student support


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