Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

Course Introduction

This qualification reflects the role of workers participating in the design, implementation and evaluation of leisure, health activities and programs for clients in one or more sector areas. Workers may be in residential facilities and/or in community agencies and day centres, completing specialised tasks and functions in relation to leisure and health. While workers are responsible for their own outputs, work is carried out under direct or indirect supervision within defined organisation guidelines.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

The duration of this course is 8-10 months depending on experience and chosen study mode

Entry Requirements

We are committed to ensuring that you gain the best possible outcome from your course and have determined the following entry requirements to ensure you have the best chance of successfully completing your course

Must be 18 years of aged at the time of enrolment.
All students are required to complete a Pre-training review prior to entry into the course. This will ensure that this course is the most appropriate course for you based on your goals and aspirations.
You must complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment prior to entry. This will demonstrate that you have the appropriate ACSF levels for entry into the course.

You must have access to

  • Internet access
  • A computer
  • Access to Microsoft Office

You must have up to date vaccinations this will include immunisations for:

  • The Flu
  • COVID-19
  • Heppatitis A and B

Must have a clear national police check and a current Working with Children Check at the time of placement

NDIS Orientation Mdoule

Under the NDIS code of Conduct, you are required to have completed the following requirements prior to placement.

Worker Orientation Module ‘Quality, Safety and You’
This module has been developed to assist NDIS workers to better support people with disability

NDIS Workers Screening Check

From 1 February 2021, everyone who works for a Registered NDIS Provider – and some other workers – in ‘risk-assessed roles’ must have clearance to do so.

This process can take up to 5-weeks to complete, so we suggest you complete the application as soon as possible

Course Completion Pathways

  • Career pathways
  • Leisure and Lifestyle Coordinator
  • Community Worker
  • Diversional Therapist
  • Recreation activities officer
  • Vocational Pathways
  • Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • Certificate IV in Disability
  • Diploma of Community Services
  • Diploma of Leisure and Health


You are required to complete a total of 17 units of competency, consisting of 10 core units and 7 elective units.

Our structure has been broken down into 8 workbooks to reduce the repetition of skills, the knowledge taught and a reduction in the time it takes to complete this qualification.


The units of competency are:

Core units

  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • HLTAAP002 - Confirm physical health status
  • CHCCOM002 - Use communication to build relationships
  • CHCLAH001 - Work effectively in the leisure and health industries
  • CHCLAH002 - Contribute to leisure and health programming
  • CHCLAH003 - Participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of individual leisure and health programs
  • CHCLAH004 - Participate in planning leisure and health programs for clients with complex needs
  • CHCLAH005 - Incorporate lifespan development and sociological concepts into leisure and health programming
  • CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Elective Units

  • CHCDIS002 - Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
  • CHCDIS003 - Support community participation and social inclusion
  • CHCDIS007 - Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
  • CHCMHS001 - Work with people with mental health issues
  • HLTFIN001 - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • CHCCCS015 - Provide individualised support
  • CHCCCS023 - Support independence and wellbeing

Other information

  • This course is delivered 2 days of virtual face-to-face training a week for 29 weeks
  • 22 hours per week of structured self-paced learning and assessment
  • 120 hours of placement scheduled from 4 to 9 weeks
  • Weekly live chat with trainers
  • Additional assisted study days as required

Practical placement is a great opportunity to demonstrate the skills you have learned to potential employers. You will be required to complete 120 hours of placement over a 4-9 weeks period.

We offer flexible weekly or monthly payment plans which can suit any budget. Your exact instalments will depend on your chosen duration of study and prior experience and credit transfers.

Industry Currency uses an external merchant provider Ezypay to facilitate collection of payments. This can result in additional charges for missed or failed payments. You will be required to complete a Direct Debit Request (DDR) during the enrolment process, which will include all of the fees and charges relating to collection of payment.

There is a $2.00 fee for setting up the payment plan. We have included this as part of your fees.

All courses require a $100 non-refundable deposit to cover administrative costs. This is included in the cost of the course.

We provide the following resources

  • All Learning material and Assessment workbooks
  • Simulation material
  • Access to Office 365 (if required)
  • Access to Industry Hub, our online Learning Management System
  • We locate placement for you
  • We provide an option for a disocunted police check

To complete this course successfully you will need:

Computer with:

  • Internet access
  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader

You will be required to complete role-play tasks as part of the course. Its important you have access to least four (5) people for role-play tasks (friends, family members, orcolleagues, etc.). You will also need accessing to a recording device such as a phone, camera etc.

This can be delierved in the following ways

  • On the job (must be employed)
  • Traineeship
  • Virtual face to face training
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

We assess students using a combination of methods such as:

  • Porfolio
  • Written and verbal questions
  • Observations
  • Third Pary Evidence