The Bradford Institute of Advanced Education

Diploma of Leisure and Health

A Brief Description

CHC53415 – Diploma of Leisure and Health reflects the role of workers with responsibility for designing, implementing and evaluating health and leisure activities, and programs for clients in one or more sector areas. Work may be in residential facilities and/or in community agencies and day centres. Workers work under supervision or as sole practitioners and may be required to plan, coordinate and evaluate other workers and work teams within broad but generally well-defined 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 CHC53415 – Diploma of Leisure and Health. Successful candidates will need to complete 22 units of competency comprising 15 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
CHCLAH006 – Coordinate planning, implementation and mont9iroing of leisure and health programs
CHCLAH008 – Provide leisure education
CHCLAH009 – Apply concepts of human psychology to facilitate involvement in leisure programs
CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
HLTAAP002 – Confirm physical health status
CHCCOM003 – Develop workplace communication strategies
CHCPRP003 – Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTWHS003 – Maintain work health and safety
BSBMGT502 – Manage people performance
CHCPOL003 – Research and apply evidence to practice

Elective Units

CHCMHS001 – Work with people with mental health issues
CHCDEV004 – Confirm developmental status
CHCCCS004 – Assess co-existing needs
CHCADV001 – Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCADV002 – Provide advocacy and representation services
CHCCCS023 – Support independence and wellbeing
CHCDIV003 – Manage and promote diversity


You will be asked to complete 22 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.


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 2 years 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


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



  • Diversional Therapist
  • Recreation Worker
  • Leisure and Therapy Leader
  • Play Therapist
  • Recreation Support Worker
  • Lifestyle Manager

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.


There are no mandated entry requirements for the program.


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.


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.


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. 


Unfortunately, we do not currently have any funding available for this qualification.

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