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  • Objectives
    This course is designed for people who work in residential facilities and/or in community agencies and day centres, under supervision within defined organisational guidelines. These workers design, implement and evaluate health and leisure for clients in oneor more sector areas. These workers may be responsible for other workers. Work may be under professional supervision within defined organisational guidelines or as sole practitioners. This course is also designed for people currently providing health, recreation and leisure programs in the aged care and/or disability sectors. Duties would include the co-ordination and design of programs, management of staff or volunteers, and reporting.
  • Entry requirements
    Employment as a Diversional Therapist, Activities Officer, or similar position for a period of two years or have studied certificate IV in Community Services Lifestyle and Leisure or equivalent. Other Entry Requirements Year 12 equivalency in literacy, numeracy, study skills and effective time management.
  • Academic Title
    Diploma of Community Services (Lifestyle and Leisure)
  • Course description
    Key Study Areas     

    Communication, programming, professional practice, OH&S, community development, assessment.

    Where    
    • Bendigo (City Campus)
    • Flexible Delivery

    Duration Options

    Generally the course is offered flexibly over 12-24 months.

    Selection Process    
    • Individual Interview

    Employment Opportunities     

    Employment occupational names may include

        * Leisure Officer
        * Recreational Activities Officer
        * Community Leisure Officer
        * Disabilities Officer - Day Support
        * Activities Officer
        * Diversional Therapist*

    * In some jurisdictions a Bachelor degree may be required.

    Further Study Options    

    Further studies to develop management knowledge and skills such as Advanced Diploma in
    Community Services Management. University studies in diversional therapy areas would also be relevant.

    Pathways Courses    

    Advanced Diploma of Community Services Management :: CHC60402

    Assessment    

    You will not be assessed as part of this course.

    Packaging Rules     There are 16 units to complete for this course including 13 compulsory units as listed.

    Typical Course Content     (exact details may be obtained from the teaching centre)
    CHCCD12D          Apply a community development framework
    CHCCOM4B          Develop, implement and promote effective communication techniques
    CHCCS401A         Facilitate co-operative behaviour
    CHCCS402A         Respond holistically to client issues
    CHCCS405A         Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
    CHCGROUP3C      Plan and conduct group activities
    CHCOHS401A      Implement and monitor OHS policies and procedures for a work place
    CHCORG28A        Reflect and improve upon professional practice
    CHCORG5B          Maintain an effective work environment
    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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