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CHC43415 Certificate IV In Leisure and Health

Free TAFE Aged Care and Disability

Next intake Ongoing 2024
TraineeshipFull-time: 2 yrs | Part-time: 4 yrs (School-Based)

Course description

Would you like to coordinate health and leisure activities and programs for clients in a range of sectors? This course equips you with the skills and knowledge to participate in designing, implementing and evaluating these programs.

The course includes a combination of class theory and work placement, which builds your skills and knowledge and your practical industry experience. Throughout the course, you will learn to work effectively in the leisure and health industries and contribute to programming for clients with complex needs. You will also build your knowledge of safe work practices, lifespan development and sociological concepts, communication and relationship building and professional practices.

Work placement/industry experience

A minimum of 120 hours of work placement is required for completion of this course. A current Police Check, Fluvax, and Covid Vaccination are required, and approved Working with Children Check is desired. Uniform is suitable neat attire, including a polo shirt, black pants and flat, enclosed non-slip shoes. *Please note that you may be required to travel outside of your own area/suburb to attend placement. This may include other regional areas or suburbs of Melbourne. As per worker vaccination requirements , all applicants for this course must be triple vaccinated (boosted) against COVID-19 prior to undertaking placement which is a requirement for completion of this course. Students are required to provide evidence of full vaccination status, including booster dose, as part of their placement documentation which is provided to placement facilities. Students that cannot provide valid evidence will not be able to complete placement and therefore unable to complete this course.

Possible career outcomes

  • Lifestyle Assistant in aged care/community facility
  • Lifestyle Coordinator in aged care/community facility
  • Community Access Support Worker
  • Day Respite Support Worker

Wondering if this industry will suit you?

We have created a very short course quiz to help you gain a little more understanding of what is required and whether you might enjoy a role in this industry. Take the quiz here.

Applications & attendance

Apprenticeship and traineeship applicants

To become an apprentice or trainee, you will first need to find an employer willing to employ you. An Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider can assist you with this and will also start your application and enrolment process. Find a local provider here

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2024 Ongoing
Open: 1 Aug 2023
Close: 15 Dec 2024 
Traineeship:Full-time: 2 yrs | Part-time: 4 yrs (School-Based)    


Students may need to complete some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside class time. This will be different for each course and will depend on a student’s level of skill and experience.

Class days and times in the above table are indicative. Prior to course commencement, changes may be necessary. Follow the link for more information on Attendance mode definitions. When you submit your application, please make sure you answer all the questions. Only successful applicants with complete applications will receive an offer. We issue offers as soon as possible. Follow the link for more information on Offer timing.

Many courses have limited places and high demand. We may close an intake before the date above. We recommend you apply early. If student numbers are insufficient we may cancel an intake or a course. An application does not guarantee a place in this course.

  • Applicants must be 17 years and over at the time of course commencement.
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy skills at Year 11 or Year 12 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 4 and numeracy skills at Year 11 or Year 12 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3.

  • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Free TAFE. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

Work placement requirements

  • Applicants are required to hold a current Working with Children Check for work placement.
  • Applicants are required to undergo a Police Check for work placement.
  • Applicants must provide Covid vaccination evidence as per guidelines of Department of Education and Training.
  • Some workplace facilities require students to have an annual Flu injection.

Apprenticeship and traineeship requirements

Apprenticeship and traineeship applicants must be currently employed under a training contract and referred by their employer.

Pre-training review

Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Follow this link for more information about literacy and numeracy skills .

Personal Learning Requirements

There are personal learning requirements for each qualification at The Gordon. These are essential personal capabilities and skills required to successfully complete the course and be ready to work in the industry.

Please review the requirements here and consider any challenges you may have in meeting them. When applying for your course, please let us know what support you may need.

Selection mode

Core Units Code Hours
Confirm physical health status HLTAAP002 90
Contribute to leisure and health programming CHCLAH002 65
Follow safe work practices for direct client care HLTWHS002 25
Incorporate lifespan development and sociological concepts into leisure and health programming CHCLAH005 65
Participate in planning leisure and health programs for clients with complex needs CHCLAH004 50
Participate in the planning implementation and monitoring of individual leisure and health programs CHCLAH003 80
Reflect on and improve own professional practice CHCPRP003 120
Use communication to build relationships CHCCOM002 55
Work effectively in the leisure and health industries CHCLAH001 50
Work with diverse people CHCDIV001 40
Elective Units Code Hours
Facilitate the empowerment of older people CHCAGE001 50
Follow established person-centred behaviour supports CHCDIS002 50
Provide support to people living with dementia CHCAGE005 65
Recruit induct and support volunteers CHCVOL003 70
Respond effectively to behaviours of concern CHCCCS020 20
Support community participation and social inclusion CHCDIS003 60
Support independence and wellbeing CHCCCS023 80


Please note that the listed electives are delivered by The Gordon but you may not need to complete all of these units to successfully complete this qualification. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency relevant to this course, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT). Any previous relevant experience may qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more about CT or RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Hands-on projects
  • Workplace tasks
  • Written assignments
  • Industry placement
  • Team projects

This course is eligible for Free TAFE!

Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their Free TAFE opportunity will not incur any tuition fees. Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Concession Tuition AUD $1.98 per hour 1035 AUD $2,049.00 AUD $7,912.00
Standard Tuition AUD $9.91 per hour 1035 AUD $10,257.00 AUD $7,912.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $16.10 per hour 1035 AUD $16,664.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Resources AUD $340.00
Education Levy AUD $155.25


All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

Which fee will I pay?

Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Payments pages.

Fee help and student loans

VET Student Loans are available for eligible students for tuition fees ONLY.
The current years maximum VET Student Loan Course Cap is $

Payment plans may be available for eligible students who need assistance to manage their fee payments.

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Date published: 5/04/2024 2:00:10 PM