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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

  • National Course Code: CHC43415
  • TAFE NSW code: CHC43415-01V02-21GOS-012

Location – Gosford

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

02 Feb 2021

Study Commitment

21.8 Hours per week

Duration

36 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer

Course Details

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.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

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.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY
If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency 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.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification

WORK PLACEMENTS

Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following.

  1. NSW HEALTH

Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
Meet NSW Healths - Criminal Record Check requirements;
Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.

For specific information regarding NSW Healths requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at:
http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/careers/student_clearance/pages/default.aspx

  1. AGED CARE WORK - Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a Federal Criminal Record Check. Visit:
    http://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/police-checks/national-police-checks.aspx

  2. COMMUNITY AND CHILDRENS SERVICES

Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of Childrens Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit:
http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check

  1. STUDENT READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT

Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.

STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - For more information visit: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/rights-and-responsibilities/index.htm

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to:

  • present a Current National Criminial Record Check without convictions on the first day of class.
  • pesent evidence of current flu vaccination to particiapte in work placement at most local organisations.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • a National Criminal Record Check without convictions
  • to have the physical ability to complete tasks required of a Recreational Activities Officer
  • to have a basic level of literacy and English language skills
  • to have entry level employability and life skills, to enable you to provide support to clients in your work role upon course completion
  • to have basic computer skills
  • to successfully complete 120 hours of work placement, in an Aged Care or Disability setting, throughout the course. Some workplaces require students to complete a health check, immunisation and/or Working with Children Check (WWCC)

To register for an information session, head to tafensw.edu.au/infofest. Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course!

INFORMATION SESSIONS

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date Time Location
Wednesday, 9 December 2020 4.00pm Join Microsoft Teams Meeting: https://bit.ly/2TNVwPt
Tuesday, 19 January 2021 4.00pm Gosford Campus, Building D, Level G, Room 5
Friday 22 January 2021 11.00am Join Microsoft Teams Meeting: https://bit.ly/3859HYN

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a part time day, blended course. You will need to attend approximately 7 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 14.9 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete additional study each week outside of class hours, including assignment preparation, research, revision, work placement reflection / debriefing. An optional support session with an Educational Support Officer is available Fridays 9.00am-3.00pm at Gosford TAFE in a computer room.

Monday class will be delivered as Connected learning using MS Teams.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • Are interested in gaining employment as a Recreational Activities Officer in a Health or community services Setting.
  • Have a National Criminal Record Check without convictions.
  • Have the physical ability to complete tasks required of a Recreational Activities Officer.
  • A basic level of literacy, English language skills and entry level employability and life skills which will enable you to provide support to clients in your work role upon course completion.
  • Basic computer skills and course work and assessments will be accessed through an online learning platform.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including;

  • Course Coordinator, TAFE NSW Workplace Supervisor / Assessor, Optional support from Educational Support Officer on Fridays 9.00am-3.00pm in a computer room at Gosford TAFE.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID-19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Monday (connected learning) from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. and Tuesday from 9.00am to 3.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:

  • National Criminal Record Check & Immunisations.
  • Free WiFi is available at Gosford TAFE Campus but students using internet offsite will need to consider this as a cost.

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Applying with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. As you progress through the application and enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details.

Find out more about Applying and Enrolling

Core Units
Number Title
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
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
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Elective Units
Number Title
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCDIS003 Support community participation and social inclusion
CHCVOL003 Recruit, induct and support volunteers
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

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Course Location

Gosford
Corner of Henry Parry Drive & Margin Street, Gosford
Phone 131 601

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