Comments about Diploma of Community Services (Lifestyle and Leisure) - On Campus - Bendigo - Victoria
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.
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.
Diploma of Community Services (Lifestyle and Leisure)
Key Study Areas
Communication, programming, professional practice, OH&S, community development, assessment.
• Bendigo (City Campus)
• Flexible Delivery
Generally the course is offered flexibly over 12-24 months.
• Individual Interview
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.
Advanced Diploma of Community Services Management :: CHC60402
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.