Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

Course code CHC43415
Start date(s) February/July
Course length Full time: 1 year (one day per week on campus)
Campus Chadstone
Study mode Mixed delivery
International course No
  • Course Overview

    If you are passionate about improving the quality of life for those living in residential care and you want to work towards positive outcomes for members of your community by planning and running activities that enhance the emotional, social and physical well-being of others, then this course is the one for you. 

    The course is designed to provide you with skills and knowledge specifically related to the design, implementation and evaluation of leisure and health activities for a range of clients in the community services sector, such as aged care. Subjects include planning programs, sociology, support for people with a variety of needs, physical health, effective communication, first aid and many more.

    Your learning is complemented by 120 hours of industry placement throughout the duration of the course.

    With the roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), there are even greater opportunities to develop a rewarding career working in the Aged Care and Disability sectors.

  • Course Structure

    To receive this qualification you must complete 10 core units and 7 elective units. Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications. If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this program.

    The course has been structured to include the following units of learning. Teaching staff will support you to develop the skills necessary to undertake the required online learning. 

    Practical placement of 120 hours in a relevant community services organisaton is a requirement of this course. Support is provided to find a suitable placement.


    Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, practical application projects, work related projects and observation of your skills undertaken during practical placement.


    HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care
    HLTAID003Provide first aid
    CHCLAH001 Work effectively in the leisure and health industries
    CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
    CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
    CHCLAH005Incorporate lifespan development and sociological concepts into leisure and health programming
    CHCCOM002Use communication to build relationships
    CHCAGE005Provide support to people living with dementia
    CHCLAH002Contribute 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
    CHCCCS008Develop strategies to address unmet needs
    CHCCCS009Facilitate responsible behaviour
    CHCAGE001Facilitate the empowerment of older people
    CHCDIS003Support community participation and social inclusion
    CHCCCS025Support relationships with carers and families
    HLTAAP002Confirm physical health status
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.

    Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.


    • Language and literacy skills to a minimum Year 11 standard
    • Cleared Victoria Police National Records check is required to undertake industry placement

    Selection Process

    • Pre-enrolment interview with a VETASSESS literacy assessment
    • Be at least 18 years of age at commencement of the course
  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    After successfully completing this program, you will receive the nationally endorsed CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health.

    This qualification is highly valued by the aged care sector and will enable you to pursue assistant and coordination roles in leisure and health across the community sector.


    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.

    Career Opportunities

    • Leisure and lifestyle coordinator
    • Activities officer
    • Leisure officer
    • Community leisure officer
    • Recreational activities officer
  • Dates

    Course Commencement

    • February Intake

      Classes commence on Thursday 15 February 2018

      They run one day per week on Thursday from 9.30am - 4.00pm 

    • July Intake
      Classes commence on Friday 27 July 2018
      They run one day per week on Friday from 9.30am - 4.00pm


    Attendance for this course consists of:

    • 1 day per week in class
    • 6 hours per week online learning
    • 1 day per week in industry placement

  • How to Apply


    Apply online now

    The application process takes approximately 5 minutes and at this stage, you do not need to provide any documentation.

    To apply offline, contact the department directly using the details below. Your application will be reviewed by the faculty and you will be contacted within 2 working days. For further information on the full application process, including how to accept your offer, complete enrolment and make payment, visit How to Apply.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    Community & Transitional Education Department

    03 9564 2067


    Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf the of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.

    Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.

  • Fees

    Holmesglen TAFE
    Holmesglen TAFE CHC43415

    Program Fees

    Gov. Subsidised$2650
    Full Fee$6300

    Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire program.

    These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

    Which fee applies to me?

    Due to the different level of government subsidy available to you, there are three possible fee levels for program fees – government subsidised, full fee and concession.

    Your eligibility for concession or subsidised program fees is determined by your individual circumstances such as how old you are, what level of education you have and what type of program you want to study. Concession fees are not available for qualifications at diploma level or above.

    The Holmesglen Information staff can help you determine your eligibility and discuss options if you are ineligible.

    How do I pay my fees?

    VET Fee HELP / VET Student Loans is an Australian Government loan scheme that helps eligible students pay all or part of their tuition fees for diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate and graduate diploma programs.

    Holmesglen also offers a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for.

    To be eligible for a VET Fee HELP /  VET Student Loans you will need to meet the VET Student Loans entry requirements.

    Information Offices are situated at all campuses. Discuss your payment options with Holmesglen Information staff.