Leisure and Health

Qualification Certificate IV (NRT)
Course number 18180
National Code CHC40608
Training Package CHC08 - Community Services
Program area Community Services and Health  
Duration (nominal hours) 768
This course replaced 44 - Community Services (Lifestyle and Leisure)
 

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Course overview

Course Description

This course is for people who work or want to work in residential
facilities, community agencies or day centres as a leisure officer,
recreational activities officer, diversional therapy assistant or
activities officer.  

You will develop the skills and knowledge to assist in the design,
implementation and evaluation of health and leisure programs for clients.
This includes leisure and health programming, communication and legal and
ethical considerations. You may be responsible for other workers.
 
ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY
 
If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency such as
HLTFA301B Apply first aid, you are advised that to complete the unit you
must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control
bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a
disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life
support skills, you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the
unit of competency.  

REQUIREMENTS AND ADVICE FOR STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN WORK PLACEMENT
 
Some or all of the following advice will apply to you, depending on your
course and the type of organisation where you will be undertaking work
placement.  

-    NSW HEALTH WORK PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS AND ADVICE
 
National Criminal Record Check
Before you undertake clinical work placement in a NSW Health facility you
will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check (CRC) to obtain a
National Police Certificate, either through a state or territory police
service or through the Australian Federal Police. If you have any criminal
records, you will be subject to a risk assessment and must obtain an
authority to undertake clinical placements from the NSW Health Department
of Health, Corporate Governance and Risk Management Branch.
 
You will only be exempt from undertaking a CRC if you are under 18 years
of age at the commencement of your course.
 
NSW Health Student Undertaking
In addition, you will be required to sign the NSW Health Student
Undertaking, agreeing to notify NSW Health if you are charged or convicted
of any criminal offence after the date of issue of your National Police
Certificate or during the completion of your course.
 
Volunteer/Student Declaration
Before commencing each clinical work placement in a NSW Health facility
you will be required to sign and provide a NSW Commission for Children and
Young People Volunteer/Student Declaration. This form declares that you
are not prohibited from working with children and young people.
 
Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious
Disease NSW Health also requires students to undertake Occupational
Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases. Before
commencing work placement you will have to provide NSW Health with your
Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.
 
Please note that these requirements may take several months to complete
and you will be required to pay for your Criminal Record Check screening
and any necessary immunisations.
 
NSW Health Code of Conduct
Finally, before you undertake clinical work placement in a NSW Health
facility, you will be given the NSW Health Code of Conduct and be required
to sign a form stating that you have read and understood it.
 
For more information visit the NSW Health website at:
http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/  and type 'clinical placement' in search
area.  

-    AGED CARE WORK PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS AND ADVICE
 
National Criminal Record Check
Before you undertake a work placement in a federally funded Aged Care
Facility (or NSW Health facility) you will be required to undertake a
Criminal Record Check (CRC) to obtain a National Police Certificate,
either through a state or territory police service or through the
Australian Federal Police.  

Anyone who's Police Certificate shows that they have been convicted of
murder or sexual assault, or convicted and sentenced to imprisonment for
any other form of assault, is not permitted to work within an aged care
service if they are reasonably likely to have access to care recipients.
For all other types of convictions and work roles, it is up to approved
providers to determine whether the individual is suitable to be hired or
to continue in their current roles.  

Students will only be exempt from undertaking a CRC if they are under the
age of 16 or full-time students under the age of 18 years.
 
Please note that these requirements may take several months to complete
and you will be required to pay for your Criminal Record Check screening
any necessary immunisations.
 
For more information visit the Department of Health and Ageing website at:
http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/Home
 
3   COMMUNITY AND CHILDREN'S SERVICES WORK PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS AND
ADVICE  

Volunteer/Student Declaration
Before commencing each work placement where you will come into contact with
children, you will be required to sign and provide a NSW Commission for
Children and Young People Volunteer/Student Declaration. This form
declares that you are not prohibited from working with children and young
people.  

NSW Working with Children Check
Depending on the organisation's work placement policy and procedures, you
may also be required to complete a NSW Working with Children Check.
 
For more information visit the NSW Commission for Children and Young People
website at:
http://www.kids.nsw.gov.au/
 
-    STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES IN WORK PLACEMENT
 
To help you understand your responsibilities in the workplace, you will be
given a Student Code of Conduct which indicates expected standards of
behaviour in the workplace. Students who have committed a breach of
discipline or who are assessed as presenting a significant risk to
themselves or others during work placement may be prevented from
undertaking or continuing work placement. This may mean they will not
complete the course. If you require any further information talk to your
teacher.  

-    STUDENT READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT
 
Generally, work placements will only occur after there has been a
reasonable amount of student/teacher contact. Wherever possible, an
assessment event will be undertaken by students to determine work
placement readiness. Based on the evidence provided, the teacher will form
a judgement as to the student's readiness to benefit from workplace
learning and perform workplace duties with:  

-    the required level of expertise
-    due regard to ethical conduct
"   avoidance of behaviour posing an unacceptable level of risk to
themselves,     workplace employer/employees or clients/customers,
including those in     vulnerable circumstances.
 
If you require any further information about any work placement
requirements, talk to your teacher.
 

Student Responsibilities in Work Placement

In many TAFE NSW courses, some of the learning and assessment occurs in the
workplace or a simulated workplace. A simulated workplace is very similar to a
real workplace and may have clients, but is usually within a TAFE NSW campus.
 
TAFE NSW has a responsibility to protect members of the public (and the students
themselves) from being harmed by students taking part in workplace or simulated
workplace learning. If there is evidence that your skills or behaviour could
present a risk to yourself or other people in the workplace, you may not be
allowed to participate in a work placement, at least for a period of time.
 
To help you understand your responsibilities in the workplace, you will be given
a code of practice which indicates expected standards of behaviour. Your teacher
will explain to you and your workplace supervisor the range of duties for which
you have the skills and knowledge. You must not carry out duties other than
those indicated by your teacher.
 
You need to take particular care if workplace clients are people who may be in
vulnerable circumstances - for example, people who are frail, children, young
people, people with a disability or people who are receiving a type of service
which may put them in vulnerable circumstances (for example, massage therapy or
nursing care).
 
A NSW Commission for Children and Young People Volunteer/Student Declaration
must be signed by students in courses where contact will be made with children
and young people. This form declares that the student is not prohibited from
working with children and young people. In some circumstances students may be
required to undertake a criminal records check or a Working with Children Check.
Your teacher will give you more information about this.
 
Students who have committed a breach of discipline or who are assessed as
presenting a significant risk to themselves or others during work placement may
be prevented from undertaking or continuing further work placement. This may
mean they will not complete the course.
 
Your teacher or an enrolling officer can provide you with more information about
this policy. If you are unsure about whether it may prevent you from completing
a course you could discuss the matter with a staff member of TAFE NSW
Counselling and Career Services.

Career Opportunities

Leisure officer, activities officer, diversional therapy assistant, recreation
activities officer.

Articulation

When you finish this course you can apply for advanced standing in CHC08
Certificate IV and Diploma qualifications in a range of community services areas
including aged care work, disability work, community welfare, youth work, and
alcohol and other drug work. You may also be eligible for more advanced study in
related courses outside TAFE NSW.

Entry Requirements

 There are no entry requirements for this course.

 

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Locations & fees



TAFE NSW fees apply to offerings of this course at the following locations. Concessions or exemptions may apply for eligible students.

Year Half Year Fee Annual Fee
2014 $570 $1140


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Course structure

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What you must do to complete the course

The course structure below shows what you must do to complete this course.
units/modules are arranged in groups and sometimes also in subgroups.
 
You must complete each group as specified as well as following the course
completion instructions.   If a course contains optional groups there will
statement at the top of the course indicating how many you must do.  At the
top of any group containing optional subgroups there will be a statement
saying how many you must do.
 
 
This course has been designed to reflect the packaging requirements for the
CHC40608 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health within the Community Services
Training Package (CHC08 Version 4.0). The Community Services Training
Package Version 4.0 states the following rules for this qualification:
 
Packaging Rules
===============
16 units must be selected for this qualification including:
 
- 11 compulsory 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
- Group E electives which are recommended for culturally aware and
respectful practice
- Other relevant electives listed in CHC40608
- 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 this level or higher in other relevant Training
Packages or accredited courses where the details of those courses are
available on the TGA or other public listing
 
The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice
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All workers undertaking leisure and health work need foundation knowledge
to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients
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
guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the
Assessment Guidelines for the Community Services Training Package.
 
Other relevant electives
------------------------
Electives are to be selected in line with specified Packaging Rules. The
following relevant electives is provided to facilitate selection and does
not necessarily reflect workplae requirements. Employers may specify that
certain electives are required to address specific workplace needs.
 
To satisfy the Training Package requirements, this TAFE NSW course has been
structured as follows:
 
Group 1 - Core Units
--------------------
All eleven (11) units must be completed
 
Group 2 - Group A WHS electives - one unit must be selected
-----------------------------------------------------------
Only one (1) of the WHS units MUST be selected.
 
Group 3 - Group B electives - one unit must be selected
-------------------------------------------------------
Only one (1) unit MUST be selected from this group.
 
Group 4 - Group C and Group D Elective Units
--------------------------------------------
At least one (1) elective units must be chosen from the following
subgroups:  

Subgroup 1 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
 
Subgroup 2 Group D general electives
 
 
Group 5 - Group E and Other Relevant Elective Units
---------------------------------------------------
You may choose two units from the following subgroups:
 
Subgroup 1 Group E electives (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
 
Subgroup 2 Other relevant electives
Subgroup 3 Units 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 the National Register or
other public listing
You may complete up to two units from this subgroup.
 
Subgroup 4 Units from the Community Services and/or Health Training
Packages at the level of this qualification or higher.
 
NOTES FOR STUDENTS
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1. LEARNER SUPPORT
Students who require support to meet their learning goals may co-enrol in
the Learner Support course (TAFE Course Number 9999). Talk to your teacher
think you may require learner support.
 
2. SELECTION OF ELECTIVES
Talk to your teacher and/or workplace trainer, to ensure that your
combination of electives provides you with a suitable vocational outcome.
 
3. RECOGNITION
If you have completed other relevant training, you may be eligible to have
units of competency from previous training counted towards completion for
this course. Talk to your teacher or workplace trainer if you think you
may be eligible for recognition of units previously completed.
 
4. PREREQUISITE UNITS
Some units in this course have prerequisites that must be completed in a
lower level qualification, or selected as part of this course. The table
below summarises this information:
 

Course Elective Completion:

At least 5 elective modules/units must be completed. These may be chosen from groups 2, 3, 4, 5

 
Group 1 CORE UNITS
All module/units must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
CHCCOM403A Use targeted communication skills to build relationships 60
CHCCS400C Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework 40
CHCCS401C Facilitate responsible behaviour 50
CHCICS405B Facilitate groups for individual outcomes 60
CHCORG405E Maintain an effective work environment 48
CHCRH401C Work effectively in the leisure and health industry 50
CHCRH402B Undertake leisure and health programming 60
CHCRH404B Plan, implement and monitor leisure and health programs 70
CHCRH405B Plan leisure and health programs for clients with complex needs 50
CHCRH406A Apply knowledge of human behaviour in leisure activity programs 60
CHCRH407A Apply sociological concepts to leisure and health 60
 
Group 2 GROUP A WHS ELECTIVES - ONE UNIT MUST BE SELECTED
Only 1 module/unit must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
CHCWHS312A Follow WHS safety procedures for direct care work 30
HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes 20
 
Group 3 GROUP B ELECTIVES - ONE UNIT MUST BE SELECTED
At least 1 module/unit must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
HLTAP401B Confirm physical health status 90
HLTAP501C Analyse health information 30
 
Group 4 GROUP C AND D ELECTIVE UNITS
At least 1 module/unit must be completed
Subgroup 1 GROUP C FIRST AID ELECTIVES (ONE OR MORE MAY BE REQUIRED)
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
HLTFA302C Provide first aid in remote situation 40
HLTFA311A Apply first aid 18
HLTFA412A Apply advanced first aid 24
 
Subgroup 2 GROUP D - GENERAL ELECTIVES
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBINM201A Process and maintain workplace information 30
CHCCD404E Develop and implement community programs 100
CHCCD412B Work within a community development framework 80
CHCCHILD404B Support the rights and safety of children and young people 36
CHCCS422B Respond holistically to client issues and refer appropriately 75
CHCGROUP403D Plan and conduct group activities 50
CHCICS302B Participate in the implementation of individualised plans 30
CHCICS304B Work effectively with carers 40
CHCICS404B Plan and provide advanced behaviour support 75
CHCICS410A Support relationships with carers and families 75
CHCINF408C Comply with information requirements of the aged care and community care sectors 60
CHCORG525D Recruit and coordinate volunteers 60
SISCCRO301A Assist with recreation games not requiring equipment 10
SRCCRD007B Develop recreation programs 40
 
Group 5 GROUP E AND OTHER RELEVANT ELECTIVE UNITS
Subgroup 3 must be completed
No more than 2 module/units may be completed
Subgroup 1 GROUP E ELECTIVES (CULTURALLY AWARE AND RESPECTFUL PRACTICE)
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers 30
HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 20
 
Subgroup 2 OTHER RELEVANT ELECTIVES LISTED IN CHC40608
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
CHCAC317A Support older people to maintain their independence 22
CHCAC318B Work effectively with older people 40
CHCAC319A Provide support to people living with dementia 50
CHCAOD402B Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector 50
CHCCH301C Work effectively in social housing 40
CHCCH427B Work effectively with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness 60
CHCCH522B Undertake outreach work 60
CHCCS422B Respond holistically to client issues and refer appropriately 75
CHCDIS301C Work effectively with people with a disability 40
CHCDIS302A Maintain an environment to empower people with disabilities 75
CHCDIS322A Support community participation and inclusion 75
CHCDIS507C Design and adapt surroundings to group requirements 70
CHCHC311C Work effectively in home and community care 40
CHCICS303A Support individual health and emotional well being 40
CHCICS304B Work effectively with carers 40
CHCMH402B Apply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes 60
CHCMH405A Work collaboratively to support recovery process 50
CHCMH411A Work with people with mental health issues 40
CHCOHC303B Use basic oral health screening tools 30
CHCOHC401A Inform and encourage clients and groups to understand and achieve good oral health 40
CHCOHC402A Support clients and groups to learn practical aspects of oral health care 40
CHCYTH301E Work effectively with young people 40
CHCYTH505E Support youth programs 60
HLTRAH302C Undertake home visits 25
SISCCRD303A Facilitate inclusion for people with a disability 16
SISCCRO303A Plan and conduct recreation programs for older persons 27
SISCCRO304A Plan and conduct disability recreation programs 30
 
Subgroup 3 UNITS AT THIS LEVEL/HIGHER FROM OTHER TPS/ACCREDITED COURSES
No more than 2 module/units may be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBSUS201A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20
 
Subgroup 4 UNITS FROM CHC AND/OR HLT TPS AT AQF 4 OR HIGHER
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
CHCAC416A Facilitate support responsive to the specific nature of dementia 50
 
Group 997 ENRICHMENT
You may choose modules/units from this group but they do not count towards
course completion
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
HLTAID003 Provide first aid 18
 

Requirements to receive the qualification

To achieve qualification CHC40608 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health (TAFE NSW
course 18180), learners are required to complete 16 units of competency,
comprising:
 
- eleven core units from Group 1
- one elective unit from Group 2
- one elective unit from Group 3
- at least one elective unit from Group 4
- up to two elective units from Group 5

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