Leisure and Health

CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

Course Code: CHC43415


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

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

Intake Dates

Charter Australia adopts rolling enrolment. For CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health, students can enrol into the course at anytime. 

Duration: 12 months
Units: 17
Requirements: 18+ and LLN
Language: English
Work placement: 120 hours
ID 56319


Class Schedule Location Domestic Students

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites or corequisites that are applicable to the units of competency selected within this course. Students are required to firstly commence with and complete the units at Certificate III level.  For Charter Australia’s minimum entry requirements, please visit Entry Requirements page.

Core Units & Elective 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
  • CHCDIS012  Support community participation and social inclusion
  • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
  • HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control

Delivery Mode

Blended learning mode combining classroom sessions, self-paced study and work placement.

  • Block 1 – Classroom Sessions
  • Block 2 – Self-paced Study

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.

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.


  • Written Task
  • Simulation
  • Work placement assessments

Fees & Government Subsidies

Go to Student Fees.  

NSW Government Smart & Skilled funding is available to eligible domestic students. Please go to the Smart & Skilled funding page for more information.

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.