CHC53415 Diploma of Leisure and Health


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50 weeks (including holidays)

Practical Training

Blended and Online


CHC53415 Diploma of Leisure and Health– Your Gateway to a Career in Community Leisure and Health 

Yorke Institute’s Program in CHC53415 Diploma of Leisure and Health is designed for those with a burning passion for providing personal, physical and emotional support to people whose capacity for independent living is at risk. In particular, the aged and those with disabilities.
The demand for support workers within the disability, aged care and the community service industry has increased dramatically and is predicted to do so for the foreseeable future. If you want a career helping people live their life to the fullest, then Yorke Institute’s CHC53415 Diploma of Leisure and Health could be for you.

Pursue a Career with Endless Possibilities

If you’re patient, active, compassionate and adaptable, then you have (almost) everything you need to have a successful career in the leisure and health industry. With the completion of Yorke Institute’s CHC53415 Diploma of Leisure and Health, you’ll graduate job-ready and well-prepared to help others within your community stay active, healthy and happy in every stage of life.
Due to an ever-growing need for healthcare and support workers, there is no shortage of job prospects on offer for those qualified in leisure and health.
This qualification is suited to learners who aspire to have roles such as:
  • Activities Facilitator
  • Care Service Team Leader
  • Community Leisure Coordinator
  • Diversional Therapist
  • Recreational Activities Coordinator
  • Lifestyle Support Officer
  • Disability Officer
  • Leisure Services Manager
Whether it be at home, hospital, aged care homes, community groups or specialist facilities, this diploma course provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to prescribe tailored leisure and health services for the elderly, disabled and youth in a vast range of settings.

Start a career supporting the elderly and disabled with the CHC53415 Diploma of Leisure and Health from Yorke Institute.

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!

No Day is Ever the Same

When working in leisure and health, every day is different. This pathway is perfect for those looking to pursue a stable career without the boring 9am-5pm workday; there will never be a dull moment as you interact, engage and support people from all walks of life.
As an employee within the leisure and healthcare sector, you’ll have a healthy work/life balance that is equally rewarding and challenging. This is a career choice that offers longevity, variation and satisfaction both personally and professionally, so you’ll always continue to learn and grow.
In order to best accommodate students and honour a work/life balance, Yorke Institute provides flexible study options with the availability of weekend and evening classes. This allows students to complete the course and achieve their career goals without needing to compromise on other commitments like family or other work.

Real-World Connections

Yorke Institute prides itself on its ongoing commitment to the VET training and delivery space. Over the years, we’ve forged strong industry links in the health, aged care and disability sectors across Victoria, offering students a wealth of workplace experience and job prospects upon graduation.
Aged and disabled careers, complemented by leisure and health workers, are one of the top 10 occupations for training commencements in 2022 according to the government. With this in mind, Yorke Institute’s CHC53415 Diploma of Leisure and Health is a government-funded course that aims to help fill skills shortages in the quickly expanding industry.

Make a difference to those in the community with the CHC53415 Diploma of Leisure and Health from Yorke Institute.

Industry-Leading Education

Here at Yorke Institute, our future leisure and health professionals are trained by experts in the field throughout the entirety of the course. Our educators deliver structured classes through both theory-based learning and practical training in simulated classrooms to prepare students for their work placements.
Our trainers work with students to accommodate a range of learning styles and offer ongoing support to help all students achieve their career aspirations and become confident, compassionate and skilled members of the workforce.
The CHC53415 Diploma of Leisure and Health equips students with the necessary skills to head straight into the workforce but also provides graduates with the essential foundations for higher education at university, should they wish to continue their learning.
Upon completion, graduates can expect to:
  • Provide personal care, support and encouragement for participating in activities
  • Assist with day-to-day activities
  • Create, implement and monitor individualised care plans
  • Work autonomously without direct supervision
  • Demonstrate a person-centred approach and positive attitude
  • Supporting overall individual health and well-being in a range of settings
Yorke Institute prides itself on being a fair and inclusive learning environment for all; people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Course Details:

Course Overview

National Code and Title
CHC53415 Diploma of Leisure and Health
Practical Delivery Sites
Domestic Students:
  • Sydney Campus: 70-72 Bathurst Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia

International Students:
  • Sydney Campus: 70-72 Bathurst Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
  • Dandenong Campus: 124 Princes Hwy, Dandenong, VIC 3175, Australia
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 a Proficiency level of Language Literacy and Numeracy which is assessed by Yorke.*Definitions and Meanings refer to LLN
Delivery Mode
Blended with online learning and face-to-face for practical tasks in a simulated environment. Practical tasks are conducted in our Melbourne based city campus.
Traineeship Programs are conducted online and at work sites for practical tasks.
There is also self-study and completion of a 240 hours work placement at an approved workplace.

Program Units

The Diploma of Leisure and Health requires the completion of 22 Units ( including 17 core and 5 elective units). Yorke Institute has pre-selected the following electives that students will complete. In addition, To achieve this qualification you MUST complete at least 240 hours of work placement as detailed in the assessment requirements of the units of competency and link to the latest release of the qualification and packaging rules.
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:
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
Demonstrate leadership in the workplace.


How many placement hours do I have to complete?

You have to complete mandatory 240 hours of work placement

What are the requirements for placement?

Prior to commencing your placement, you must provide Yorke with your police clearance, Work With Children certificate (if dealing with children) and volunteer screening checks if working with NDIS providers. You may be required to undertake the COVID19 test before placement and have met competencies that cover WHS, communication and working in a diverse environment.

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 designed based on a blended model covering both online and face to face studies. The face to face training will be in a simulated healthcare classroom environment and you will be expected to work in groups to gain the best experience of working as a team as you would within the healthcare industry.

What are my career opportunities after finishing the CHC53415 Diploma of 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?

• Triple vaccination (Covid-19)
• Flu vaccination

Leisure and Health Diploma, Melbourne

Are you ready to kickstart your career in leisure and health? Simply contact Yorke Institute today to discuss eligibility and see where our CHC53415 Diploma of Leisure and Health can take you.
At Yorke , you can get a VET Student Loan to help you pay for all or part of the tuition fees for this course. VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements. VET student loan gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

CHC53415 Diploma of Leisure and Health

If you are eligible for a student loan, you can access up to $15,000 for the Diploma of CHC53415 Diploma of Leisure and Health (for full fee paying students only) to help cover the tuition fees. The loan gap of $1250.00 is payable out of pocket . Find out from Yorke’s consultants about our flexible payment plan for your loan gap.

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