Certificate IV in Community Services (Lifestyle and Leisure)

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  • Objectives
    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
  • Entry requirements
    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.
  • Academic title
    Certificate IV in Community Services (Lifestyle and Leisure)
  • Course description
    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

    Selection Process    
    • 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

    Employment Opportunities    

    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.

    Pathways Courses    
    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.

    Packaging Rules    

    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.

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