Certificate IV In Leisure And Health


Certificate IV In Leisure And Health

Course Code
Health CoE
Study Area(s)
JobTrainer, Traineeship, Aged Care and Individual Support
Course Length
Full-time(1 year)

Start Date(s): October 2021 - To be Confirmed
End Date(s): September 2022
Days and Time: Tuesday Evening (TBC) - Online Delivery 5.30pm to 8.30pm. Scheduled Saturdays - Face to Face and or Online Delivery 9.00am to 3.30pm

Course Overview

Do you have a passion for helping others and improving the quality of life for those living in residential and community care? Learn about and gain skills in designing, implementing and evaluating programs across health, lifestyle and leisure activities that will help improve the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of residents in your care.

This course will teach you all about the practice of safe work, communication and relationship building, lifespan development and sociological concepts in leisure and health programs.

Our course delivery is a Online/Blended Learning style with:

60% Supported Online learning

20% On Campus - Practical workshops

20% Industry Placement

Before you can start your practical placement, you will need to provide the following compulsory requirements:

•       A valid Working with Children Check (Volunteer)

•       A satisfactory National Police Check – National Police checks are conducted via fit2work. An account with fit2work will be created using the student’s name and the Kangan Institute issued student email address, once studies in the program have commenced. Further information will be provided once enrolment has been completed.

•       An up to date immunisation/vaccination record as per course requirement

Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.


If you are aged 17-24 or looking for work, you may be eligible for 80% discount on the tuition fee through JobTrainer. It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233).

Normally a Skills First (eligible) student is only entitled to one Free TAFE fee waiver. However, you may be able to enrol in a second Free TAFE course under JobTrainer, even if you have previously used your Free TAFE entitlement.

No ‘two at level in a lifetime’ limit
Even if you’ve studied at a certain level before, you can still be eligible for a second course at the same level with JobTrainer.

 No upskilling requirement
You may be able to get an exemption if you don’t meet the upskilling requirement.

Click here for course modules


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
CHCCOM002Use communication to build relationships (CHCCOM002)55
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)40
CHCLAH001Work effectively in the leisure and health industries (CHCLAH001)50
CHCLAH002Contribute to leisure and health programming (CHCLAH002)65
CHCLAH003Participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of individual leisure and health programs (CHCLAH003)80
CHCLAH004Participate in planning leisure and health programs for clients with complex needs (CHCLAH004)50
CHCLAH005Incorporate lifespan development and sociological concepts into leisure and health programming (CHCLAH005)65
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice (CHCPRP003)120
HLTAAP002Confirm physical health status (HLTAAP002)90
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care (HLTWHS002)25


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
CHCAGE001Facilitate the empowerment of older people (CHCAGE001)50
CHCAGE005Provide support to people living with dementia (CHCAGE005)65
CHCCCS015Provide individualised support (CHCCCS015)30
CHCCCS020Respond effectively to behaviours of concern (CHCCCS020)20
CHCCCS023Support independence and wellbeing (CHCCCS023)80
CHCCCS025Support relationships with carers and families (CHCCCS025)70
CHCDIS003Support community participation and social inclusion (CHCDIS003)60
CHCPAL001Deliver care services using a palliative approach (CHCPAL001)60

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

Click here to find out more about our Online Service Standards.

For information on disability support at Kangan Institute, click here.

Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

To you check your eligibility click here.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.

The fees listed below relate to 2021 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
Check your eligibility
Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* 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.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

2021 Student Services Fee (Table 3)

 Type of cohort:

Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2021: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None


The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
1015 1015 $2.83 $0.57 $6.70

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2021. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

  • Must be aged 18 years or older
  • A pre-training review interview and LLN assessment with ACSF Level 4 Literacy and Level 3 Numeracy
  • National Police Record Check – must be dated within 12 months of practical placement
  • A valid Working with Children Check 
  • Commonwealth of Australia Statutory Declaration
  • Up to date Immunisation including Flu Vaccination (Mandatory for Placement)

Where and how can I study?

Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.

This course is run at the Essendon campus.


What employment opportunities will I have?

This course may lead to employment in:

  • Community leisure officer
  • Recreational activities officer
  • Activities officer
  • Leisure and lifestyle coordinator
  • Leisure officer

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

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

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate IV in Leisure and Health (CHC43415). As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

This course will lead to higher level studies:

  • Diploma of Community
  • Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management

Credit transfers may be available.

How do I apply?

To apply for this course you may click the 'Apply Here' button to begin our online application process. 

How will I be selected for this course?

Applications are now open for our next intake.

Applications can be made via the 'Apply Here' button at the top of the screen.  

As part of the application process, you are required to attend an information session where you will be given comprehensive course information; including fees, practical placement and the units you will study. You will also be able to ask any questions that you may have. You must also sit an English and Maths assessment, on campus, before you can be considered for a place in the course.