Workers in this occupational group work in residential facilities and/or in community agencies and day centres. Work may be under professional supervision. These workers assist in design, implementation and evaluation of health and leisure for clients in one or more sector areas. These workers may be responsible for other workers. As well this course is designed for people who are employed in the aged care sector or disability fields, and whose role includes organising, supporting and providing recreation and leisure programs. Occupational names include:- Leisure Officer Recreational Activities Officer Diversional Therapy Assistant Community Leisure Officer Recreation Activities Officer Disability Officer (Day Support) Activities Officer Support Worker - Elders Club Support Worker
You will have current experience in supporting the lifestyle and leisure needs of older people and/or people with disabilities. Ideally you will have the support of your supervisor as many of the assessment tasks will be completed using work-based projects. Other Entry Requirements You will need the organisational, communication, study, literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to year 12 level.
Certificate IV in Community Services (Lifestyle and Leisure)
Key Study Areas
This certificate develops knowledge, skills and attitudes required of workers in the community services and health industry, with a specialist focus on leisure and lifestyle programs in aged care and disability services.
Some topics covered include communication, developing and co-ordinating leisure programs, clients with special needs, OH&S, cultural diversity, ethical frameworks.
• Bendigo (City Campus)
• Flexible Delivery
• Individual Interview
Up Coming Courses
Campus Start Date End Date Attendance Mode
Kyneton Campus 01.01.2009 15.12.2009 Flexi-Mode
City Campus 01.02.2009 20.12.2009 Trainee
On successfully completing this course, you will be eligible for positions in the aged care and disability sectors as a lifestyle and leisure coordinator or activities coordinator.
Further Study Options
After successfully completing this Certificate IV, you may apply to enrol in the Diploma of Lifestyle and Leisure, Certificate IV in Aged Care Work or certificate IV in Disability Work.
Certifcate IV in Disability Work :: CHC40302
Certificate IV in Aged Care Work :: CHC40102
Diploma in Lifestyle & Leisure :: CHC50802
You will be assessed as part of this course.
The course has 16 units including 9 compulsory units, as listed below, and 7 elective units which you can choose to match your current experience in consultation with the course co-ordinator.
Typical Course Content (exact details may be obtained from the teaching centre)
CHCCOM3C Utilise specialist communication skills to build strong relationships
CHCCS301A Work within a legal and ethical framework
CHCCS401A Facilitate co-operative behaviour
CHCCS405A Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
CHCOHS302A Participate in safety procedures for direct care work
CHCRH1B Orientation to work in the leisure and health industry
CHCRH2A Leisure and health programming
CHCRH3B Develop leisure and recreation programs for clients with special needs
CHCRH4B Co-ordinate, implement and monitor leisure and health programs
Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of your current qualifications and prior learning: BRIT has processes to give you credit for relevant units from your prior study, and to assess your prior learning against units in a course.