The Bradford Institute of Advanced Education

Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

A Brief Description

CHC43415 – Certificate IV in Leisure and Health reflects the role of workers participating in the design, implementation and evaluation of leisure, 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. While workers are responsible for their own outputs, work is carried out under direct or indirect supervision within defined organisation guidelines.

Qualification Overview​

The Bradford Institute of Advanced Education is a specialist training provider with a training team of experienced community service professionals. Through this team of industry professionals you have the opportunity to achieve a nationally recognised qualification CHC43415 – Certificate IV in Leisure and Health. Successful candidates will need to complete 17 units of competency comprising 10 mandatory core and 7 elective units. Elective units have been chosen to meet industry requirements.

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Core Units

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
CHCCOM002 – Use communication to build relationships
CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
HLTAAP002 – Confirm physical health status
HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units

CHCMHS001 – Work with people with mental health issues
CHCCCS023 – Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCCS004 – Assess co-existing needs
CHCADV002 – Provide advocacy and representation services
HLTWHS003 – Maintain work health and safety
SISCCRO001 – Plan and conduct recreation programs for older persons
CHCDIS007 – Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability

HOW DOES IT WORK?

You will be asked to complete 17 subjects via online learning. You may also apply for Recognition of Prior Learning if you believe you already have the knowledge and skills relevant to a particular unit or units. An RPL application must be submitted at the time of enrolment and the onus is on the student to provide sufficient, current, valid and authentic evidence against each of the units. Where there are gaps in your evidence, a professional conversation with your assessor may provide additional evidence. Your assessor may also ask you to provide further evidence to substantiate your claim of competency in a particular unit/s.

Where gaps in evidence remain – that is that you cannot be considered competent on the evidence provided, gap training will be made available to you. For gap training, you will be provided with workbooks and given assessments to complete. It is possible that gap training might include practical assessments.

HOW LONG WILL MY COURSE TAKE?

This is a self-paced program so the time to complete depends on the rate of submission. It is anticipated the process will take up to 1 year and is mostly dependent on you completing the assessment so that your assessor can review it. We will move at your pace and support you to set achievable goals

WHO ARE MY TRAINERS?

Our team of industry professionals is led by David Bradford, a former QUT Lecturer, Director of Operational Training in the Department of Communities.

BIAE admin will be responsible for scheduling and negotiating training dates and delivery suitable to your workplace and/or personal situation. The Bradford Institute of Advanced Education will issue your qualification.

Our Student Handbook is publicly available for download in the footer of our website.

You can also have a red through our FAQ page to learn more about some of the trainers

EMPLOYMENT OUTCOMES

EMPLOYMENT OUTCOMES CAN INCLUDE:

  • Diversional Therapy Assistant
  • Recreation Worker
  • Leisure and Therapy Worker
  • Play Therapist
  • Recreation Support Worker
  • Lifestyle Worker

Note: Some roles may require a Minimum Qualification level. Candidates will receive support from an allocated trainer throughout their training. Candidates will be provided with direct contact details for their trainer.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no mandated entry requirements for the program.

VOCATIONAL PLACEMENT

The qualification involves a mandatory 240-hour Vocational Placement. BIAE may be able to assist you in identifying and negotiating an appropriate placement. If you are not currently employed or volunteering in the industry, during your course, you will be required to complete vocational placement so you can start practicing your skills in the workplace. You’ll be required to work shifts determined by your placement provider, and these can include early mornings or late nights, any day of the week, including public holidays.

PAYMENT PLAN OPTIONS

We understand that times can be tough, so we offer payment plans that can be negotiated with you via Pay Advantage or you can use HUMM EZIPAY. Applicants of a Pay Advantage payment plan will only receive certification when program payment is made in full. 

You can talk to a member of the enrolments team about your particular circumstances at any time. Just call 1300 008 775 or send us an enquiry. We are here to help and can devise an alternative payment plan for you, if required. We will not ask you to pay any more than $1500 in advance of any service provided.

SECURITY CHECKS

As you will be working with client groups who are vulnerable and at risk, you will almost certainly require police checks and working with children checks/disability checks. 

A National Police Check certificate will list any court outcomes that can be disclosed, along with pending charges. This includes any interstate matters. The certificate won’t include any restricted court outcomes, such as certain juvenile convictions. 

If you have a previous conviction, please discuss this with your course consultant to determine if it will impact your ability to secure volunteer work in the community services industry. 

FUNDING

South Australia (SA) Funding:
Eligible applicants may apply to study this qualification under South Australian Skills Funding. To be eligible for the special pricing associated with this funding, students must meet the eligibility criteria.
You can read more about the funding we have available in SA and courses that we are currently funded for on our SA Funding page.
[Participant Eligibility Criteria apply. Supported by Government of South Australia]

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