Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

Course Code: CHC43415
Study Area:
Community Services

Start date: February 2020

Days per week: Tuesday and Wednesday

Duration: 35 weeks

This course is designed for those who are passionate about improving the quality of life for those that are living in residential care or home and community care. Assist with design, implementation and evaluation of Health and Leisure activities and programmes.

  • Bendigo TAFE City Campus
Course Structure
  • Full time - 9 months


This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers
  • This course may lead to employment in roles such as: • Community leisure officer • Recreational activities officer • Leisure and lifestyle coordinator • Leisure officer

  • There are no set prerequisites for this course. However it is recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. OR You may apply if you have satisfactorily completed VCE or an approved equivalent course and the satisfactory completion of the work requirements (eligibility to transfer); or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. (Mature age is anyone over the age of 18 who has been out of full-time education for more than 12 months.)

Course overview

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.

How to apply
Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process
  • • Attend an information session • Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment & Pre Training Review

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods
  • Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate.

Learning options
  • Classroom based combined with Tutorials.

Key study areas
You will gain skills in the practice of safe work, communication and relationship building, lifespan development and sociological concepts into leisure and health programmes.

Further study opportunities
  • Students completing this course can apply for and undertake further studies into a series of courses at Bendigo TAFE that include: Diploma of Community Services , Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management and the Diploma of Nursing.


Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
  4. Student Support Fee.   
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative total fee for your qualification.

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$2,872.45
Concession - average total course fee*$574.49
Full fee - average total course fee*$6,800.50
B.   Materials average fee**$52.50
C.   Consumables average fee**$85.00
Indicative pricing for:

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges

D.  Student Support fees
The Student Support fee is a non-tuition fee for Government subsidised (eligible) students and full fee paying (ineligible) students. Read more. Student support fees are non refundable . Student support fees are payable annually for the duration of your course, over and above tuition fees.

This page was last updated on 3/06/2019 2:30 PM

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