Qualification details

CHC40608 - Certificate IV in Leisure and Health (Release 2)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 07/May/2012
(View details for release 1) Replaced25/Mar/2011

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes CHC41602 - Certificate IV in Community Services (Lifestyle and Leisure) 25/Mar/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the 'Code' columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the 'Title' columnEssential
BSBINM201A - Process and maintain workplace informationProcess and maintain workplace information N/A
CHCAC317A - Support older people to maintain their independenceSupport older people to maintain their independence N/A
CHCAC318B - Work effectively with older peopleWork effectively with older people N/A
CHCAC319A - Provide support to people living with dementiaProvide support to people living with dementia N/A
CHCAOD402B - Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sectorWork effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector N/A
CHCCD404E - Develop and implement community programsDevelop and implement community programs N/A
CHCCD412B - Work within a community development frameworkWork within a community development framework N/A
CHCCH301C - Work effectively in social housingWork effectively in social housing N/A
CHCCH427B - Work effectively with people experiencing or at risk of homelessnessWork effectively with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness N/A
CHCCH522B - Undertake outreach workUndertake outreach work N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 411700 Welfare Support Workers 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6313 Special Care Workers 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0905 Human Welfare Studies And Services 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 411700 Welfare Support Workers 02/Feb/2009 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6313 Special Care Workers 02/Feb/2009 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0905 Human Welfare Studies And Services 02/Feb/2009 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 02/Feb/2009 
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Modification History

CHC08 Version 3 

CHC08 Version 4  

Comments 

CHC40608 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

CHC40608 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

Updated unit codes and imported units. No change to qualification outcome.

Description

This qualification addresses work in residential facilities and/or in community agencies and day centres and work under professional supervision within defined organisation guidelines or as sole practitioners.

These workers:

  • Assist with design, implementation and evaluation of health and leisure activities and programs for clients in one or more sector areas
  • May be responsible for other workers.

Occupational titles  may include:

  • Activities officer
  • Diversional therapy assistant
  • Community leisure officer
  • Leisure officer
  • Disability officer - day support
  • Recreation activities officer

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Summary

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries

Packaging Rules

PACKAGING RULES 

16 units are required for award of this qualification including:

  • 11 core units
  • 5 elective units

A wide range of elective units is available, including:

  • Group A WHS electives of which one must be selected for this qualification
  • Group B electives of which one must be selected for this qualification
  • Groups C and D electives from which at least one unit must be selected
  • Group E electives which are recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice
  • Other relevant electives listed below
  • Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Community Services and/or Health Training Packages
  • Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 3 units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages or accredited courses where the details of those courses are available on TGA or other public listing

Core units 

CHCCOM403A Use targeted communication skills to build relationships

CHCCS400C Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework

CHCCS401C Facilitate responsible behaviour

CHCICS405B Facilitate groups for individual outcomes

CHCORG405E Maintain an effective work environment

CHCRH401C Work effectively in the leisure and health industry

CHCRH402B Undertake leisure and health programming

CHCRH404B Plan, implement and monitor leisure and health programs

CHCRH405B Plan leisure and health programs for clients with complex needs

CHCRH406A Apply knowledge of human behaviour in leisure activity programs

CHCRH407A Apply sociological concepts to leisure and health

Group A WHS electives  - one unit must be selected 

One of the following WHS units must  be selected for this qualification.

CHCWHS312A Follow WHS safety procedures for direct care work

HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes

Group B electives  - one unit must be selected 

One of the following units must  be selected for this qualification.

HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status

HLTAP501C Analyse health information

At least one (1) elective is to be chosen from units in Groups C and D below.

Group C first aid electives  - one or more may be required 

One, two or three first aid units may be required, depending on jurisdictional requirements

HLTFA311A Apply first aid

HLTFA302C Provide first aid in remote situation (Note pre-requisite: HLTFA311A)

HLTFA412A Apply advanced first aid (Note pre-requisite: HLTFA311A)

Group D  - general electives 

BSBINM201A Process and maintain workplace information

CHCCD404E Develop and implement community programs

CHCCD412B Work within a community development framework

CHCCHILD404B Support the rights and safety of children and young people

CHCCS422B Respond holistically to client issues and refer appropriately

CHCGROUP403D Plan and conduct group activities

CHCICS302B Participate in the implementation of individualised plans

CHCICS304B Work effectively with carers

CHCICS404B Plan and provide advanced behaviour support

CHCICS410A Support relationships with carers and families

CHCINF408C Comply with information requirements of the aged care and community care sectors

CHCORG525D Recruit and coordinate volunteers

SRCCRD007B Develop recreation programs

SISCCRO301A Assist with recreation games not requiring equipment

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice 

All workers undertaking leisure and health work need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Community Services Training Package.

Group E  - electives recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice 

Where work involves a specific focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and/or culturally diverse clients or communities, one or both of the following electives is recommended:

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

Other relevant electives 

Electives are to be selected in line with specified Packaging Rules. The following grouping of relevant electives is provided to facilitate selection and does not necessarily reflect workplace requirements. Employers may specify that certain electives are required to address specific workplace needs.

Aged care 

CHCAC318B Work effectively with older people

CHCAC319A Provide support to people living with dementia

CHCICS303A Support individual health and emotional well being

SISCCRO303A Plan and conduct a recreation program for older persons

Disability 

CHCDIS301C Work effectively with people with a disability

CHCDIS302A Maintain an environment to empower people with disabilities

CHCDIS322A Support community participation and inclusion

CHCDIS507C Design and adapt surroundings to group requirements

SISCCRD303A Facilitate inclusion for people with a disability

SISCCRO304A Plan and conduct disability recreation programs

Mental health 

CHCMH402B Apply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes

CHCMH405A Work collaboratively to support recovery process

CHCMH411A Work with people with mental health issues

Alcohol and other drugs 

CHCAOD402B Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector 

Youth 

CHCYTH301E Work effectively with young people

CHCYTH505E Support youth programs

Working with specific groups 

CHCCS422B Respond holistically to client issues and refer appropriately

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

Community care 

CHCAC317A Support older people to maintain their independence

CHCHC311C Work effectively in home and community care

CHCICS304B Work effectively with carers

HLTRAH302C Undertake home visits

Social housing  / homelessness support electives 

CHCCH301C Work effectively in social housing

CHCCH427B Work effectively with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness

CHCCH522B Undertake outreach work

Oral health 

CHCOHC303B Use basic oral health screening tools

CHCOHC401A Inform and encourage clients and groups to understand and achieve good oral health

CHCOHC402A Support clients and groups to learn practical aspects of oral health care

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