CHC53415 Diploma of Leisure and Health

CHC53415 Diploma – Leisure and Healthcare – Yorke Institute

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York Institute – Your Gateway to a New Career in Leisure & Healthcare Management


About the Course

Yorke Institute’s Program in CHC53415 Diploma of Leisure and Health is designed for those with a burning passion to provide personal, physical and emotional support to people whose capacity for independent living is at risk. In particular, the aged and those with disabilities.
By undertaking this nationally recognised qualification, you will be provided with the knowledge and confidence required to care for members of the community including:
  • Supporting overall individual health and well-being
  • Providing personal care, support and encouragement for participating in activities
  • Assisting with daily living activities
  • Creating, implementing and monitoring individualised care plans
  • Supporting the elderly or disabled in their homes or in a community setting
On completion of this qualification, you will have a variety of employment opportunities, in particular working within the health and community industry at hospitals, nursing homes, and aged care facilities.
Yorke conducts most of its practical training in its simulated classrooms.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Career Pathway

Academic Pathway
CHC43415 – Certificate IV in Leisure and Health/CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support
CHC53415 – Diploma of Leisure and Health
Career Pathway from completing CHC53415 – Diploma of Leisure and Health
Become a Disability Officer-Day Support, Activities Officer, Community Leisure Officer, Diversional Therapy Assistant, Leisure and Recreational Officer, Personal Care Worker (PCA) and more!


The Yorke Experience: Providing you with a direction in your journey

Yorke Institute will organize all work placement hours for you at various prestigious age care facilities.  This will be conducted in an actual operational age care  facility so that you will be able to interact with skilled staff and elders. This interaction will provide you with a greater depth of understanding and knowledge of how the facility operates. Yorke Institute has chosen facilities that have ongoing employment opportunities that may result in employment for students who successful complete their qualification.


We provide relevant advice and learning direction

A pre-training review to assess course suitability and entry level for each individual will be conducted. This may result in a recommended learning pathway to help you meet course specific requirements and any other prerequisites.


We offer guidance and support

  • Our courses are structured with due dates and a realistic number of assessments to assist you to complete the course requirements with ease.
  • On campus learning provides students with face to face contact and offers the opportunity to study in an inclusive and supportive environment.
  • We will find you placements with our partnering providers.
  • We can assist you in finding work through our job network including the placement providers.


We see you through to completion

We support you with resources that will enrich your learning experience and support successful completion of the course which may include:
  • Mentoring from trainers.
  • Additional classes, tutorials and workshops.
  • Computer and technology support from the trainer if necessary.
  • Referral to external support services.
Yorke will provide additional support for any students experiencing:
  • Disability and access issues;
  • Language barriers;
  • Language, literacy and numeracy issues;
  • Employment issues; and/or
  • Any other issues that may affect their ability to achieve their training goals.
Additional support services to students will be provided where it is necessary to enable students to participate in the same way as any other person regardless of whether support services have been required.
Where there is perceived difficulty in achieving learning goals, the trainer will discuss these issues with the student. The student will be provided with information about possible alternative pathways, additional tools and resources available, and options and choices for accessing a supportive network. The information provided will vary depending on the individual needs of the student.


Program Completion Requirements

  • You will be required to attend all scheduled classes, work placements and submit assessments in a timely manner and achieve competent results for all units in order to receive your qualification.
  • To achieve this qualification, you must have completed at least 120 hours of work placement.
  • Yorke will organise your work placements with our partner providers however before commencing your placement, you must provide Yorke with a Police Check and a signed contract between you, Yorke and the providers.


Eligibility for funding under Skills First Program 2018-2019

Yorke is an approved provider under the Skills First Program for 2018-2019. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. To find out if you’re eligible for finding to enroll in this course please refer to the eligibility criteria in Definitions and Meaning 2*



For details of the next intake or to find out if you are eligible for government funding, call Yorke Institute now on 03 9042 0231.



Course Description
National Code and Title
CHC53415 Diploma of Leisure and Health
Delivery Sites
Domestic Students
  • City Campus: Level 3 335 Flinders Lane Melbourne 3000
  • Dandenong Campus Address: 124 – 126 Princes Highway Dandenong 3175
  • Hoppers Crossing Address: 80 Lonsdale Circuit, Hoppers Crossing 3029
International students
  • City Campus: Level 3 335 Flinders Lane Melbourne 3000
Duration of program
50 weeks ( including holidays).
Learning and assessment
50 weeks is broken into time for training, learning and assessment activities. This includes:
  • Class sessions scheduled for 14 hours per week for 40 weeks
  • Homework/self-directed learning of approximately 11 hours per week
  • Work Placement totalling 240 hours 8 hours a week for 30 weeks
  • 10 weeks holidays
Entry Requirement
Yorke requires the following evidence for admission into this program
• 18 years old and above
• Completion of Year 10 education or an appropriate Certificate II or III level qualification which demonstrates the student’s readiness for entry to AQF Level 3 or Pre-Training review with Proficiency level of Language Literacy and Numeracy which is assessed by Yorke.*Definitions and Meanings  refer to LLN
 Delivery Mode
 This course will be delivered face-to-face in a classroom-based setting, as well as in the workplace. Completion of a work placement of 240 hours is required.
Program Units


Unit Description
Develop workplace communication strategies
Work with diverse people
Work effectively in the leisure and health industries
Contribute to leisure and health programming
Participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of individual leisure and health programs
Participate in planning leisure and health programs for clients with complex needs
Incorporate lifespan development and sociological concepts into leisure and health programming
Coordinate planning, implementation and monitoring of leisure and health programs
Provide leisure education
Apply concepts of human psychology to facilitate involvement in leisure programs
Research and apply evidence to practice
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Confirm physical health status
Maintain work health and safety
Manage people performance
Coordinate services for older people
Support independence and wellbeing
Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
Work with people with mental health issues
Show leadership in the workplace
Program Units 22 units (17 core units and 5 elective units)
The latest release of the qualification and packaging rules can be found at the following link:

Course Content

Time: 10 weeks

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How many placement hours do I have to complete?
You have to complete mandatory 120 hours of work placement
What are the requirements for placement?
Placement is an exciting opportunity for students to apply their practical and theoretical knowledge learnt in class in real work environment . But it’s important for students to be fully prepared and respect the placement provider’s policies and the needs of residents. Prior to commencing your placement you would be required to demonstrate competency in units that cover WHS, manual handling, communication, working in diverse environment etc. and mandatory police check.
How much support will I get from trainers to complete the course?
Trainers will provide support from the beginning to the end of the course encouraging you to submit your assessments within a reasonable time of 1-2 weeks. Each task will be marked as Satisfactory or Not Satisfactory and you’ll be given up to three attempts per assessment task.
Where a task is marked as Not Satisfactory, you will be provided with detailed written or verbal feedback and be given the opportunity to resubmit/re-attempt the task. Where you have exhausted your attempts at re-assessment, you will be required to re-enrol in the unit or module, participate in further training and undertake the whole assessment again. Our dedicated student support team will also contact you regularly to follow up with your progress and attendance.
If I exit the course without finishing it what will I receive?
If you decide to withdraw from your course, without finishing the entire course you may still be entitled to receive a Statement of Attainment for units you are competent in. However many units within a healthcare course require you to complete the placement hours to meet competency. Refer to for unit level requirements for this course.
Can I engage in fully online studies?
This course is not designed for 100% online studies. You will be delivered training in a simulated classroom environment and be required to be fully engaged in the course requirements . Sometimes you will be expected to work in groups as group work is an important part of this course so that you can practise working with others and communicating and group work is sometimes necessary for assessment; however, assessment will always be conducted individually to ensure fairness for all students.
What are my career opportunities after finishing Cert In Leisure and Health?
Career after completing this course can be very rewarding as you could work in several roles such as Activities Officer; Community Leisure Officer; Disability Officer-Day Support; Diversional Therapy Assistant; Leisure Officer and Recreational Officer
There are many job opportunities after finishing this course as you can work as Activities Officer, Community Leisure Officer, Disability Officer-Day Support, Diversional Therapy Assistant, Leisure and Recreational Officer .
You can work in Nursing homes, Home Care and as a carer under the NDIS program for individual clients with approved NDIS providers. Nursing homes require 24/7 support therefore your opportunity to find work on weekends/weekdays and pick up shifts to improve your earning capacity is better.
What are the prerequisites for this course?
There are no prerequisites.
Are there any specific industry /enterprise or licensing requirements for this qualification?
There are none at this stage.



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