CHC53415 Diploma of Leisure and Health

Free course for eligible students until 31 August

Free course for eligible students until 31 August

CHC53415 Diploma of Leisure and Health

Duration :              15 Months

Delivery Mode:      Face to Face, Blended, Workplace / Traineeship

Start Date:              Enrol Anytime

Recognition:           Nationally Recognised Training

Quality Assurance : As a registered training organisation (RTO) Hammond Institute operates within the Vocational Education and Training Quality Framework (VETQF) and the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) delivering nationally recognised qualifications and units of competency.

CHC53415 Diploma of Leisure and Health reflects the role of workers with responsibility for designing, implementing and evaluating health and leisure activities, and programs for clients in one or more sector areas. Work may be in residential facilities and/or in community agencies and day centres. Workers work under supervision or as sole practitioners and may be required to plan, coordinate and evaluate other workers and work teams within broad but generally well-defined guidelines.

  • Diversional Therapist
  • Activities Coordinator
  • Community and Leisure Coordinator
  • Lifestyle Coordinator
  • Leisure Services Coordinator/Manager

There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into this course. Students may enrol directly in the diploma level course without completing lower ranked qualifications.

Graduates can expect higher course levels to result in higher potential salary, positions and skill capabilities.

Students must satisfy the following age, English and other requirements to enroll in Diploma of Community Services (Case Management):

  • Age: must be 18 years or over
  • Undertake Pre-Training Review
  • Undertake LLN test: Learning,reading, writing,oral communication and numeracy (ACSF Level 3) are desirable to participate in the course.
  • It is also essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.
Government Funded Fee* Government Funded Concession Fee** Application Fees*** Fee for Service
$0 $0 $0 $10,000

For full list of other optional fees that may be applicable, please refer to our Course Fees page.

*To be eligible for Victorian government subsidised training fees, the candidate must meet the Skills First eligibility criteria.

**If you are studying in a Diploma or above qualification you are not eligible to have a concession applied to your tuition fees.

**Under the Indigenous Completions Initiative, Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander students pay only the concession tuition fee for government subsidised training at all qualification levels (including at Diploma and above).

***Administration fees is non-refundable.

Delivery methods:
The range of delivery methods may include, but not limited to the following:

  • lectures / Instructions
  • pre-reading
  • demonstrations and modelling
  • practice opportunities
  • brainstorming activities
  • group discussions
  • guided facilitation of individual or group learning activities, group work or project-based case studies

Delivery Structure:

  • Delivery structure is comprised of classroom training sessions, structured learning such as training support, learning activities, self-paced (to allow the learners to absorb and reflect on their learning), workshops and work placement.
  • The unit of competency will be delivered and assessed as stand-alone unit.

Delivery Locations:

  • Dandenong
  • Werribee
  • Craigieburn
  • Melton
  • Box Hill

Notes: Additional locations may be allocated to meet a group of learner cohort’s needs and based on demand (if practicable for Hammond Institute)

The further study pathways available to learners who undertake Diploma of Community Services include:

  • CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management
  • CHC82015 Graduate Certificate in Client Assessment and Case Management

Assessment method may include:

  • Knowledge Questions
  • Written Assignment & Case studies
  • Workplace Assessment
  • Log Book
  • Projects / Research Reviews

All assessment will be conducted in accordance with the Training Package requirements, Principles of Assessment and Rules of Evidence (https://www.asqa.gov.au/standards/chapter-4/clauses-1.8-1.12)

To achieve Diploma of Leisure and Health qualification the candidate must have completed at least 240 hours of work placement as detailed in the assessment requirements of the units of competency.

All students must complete a minimum of 240 hours of work placement in an accredited residential care facility for either aged care, disability or home and community organisation to be deemed competent for this qualification.

If a student is unable to find appropriate work placement, Hammond Institute will assist in finding the work placements.

The Diploma of Leisure and Health is made up of 22 units. This covers 15 core units and 7 elective units.

Core Units:

CHCCOM003 Develop workplace communication strategies
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
CHCLAH006 Coordinate planning, implementation and monitoring of leisure and health programs
CHCLAH008 Provide leisure education
CHCLAH009 Apply concepts of human psychology to facilitate involvement in leisure programs
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
BSBMGT502 Manage people performance

Industry Suggested Electives:

CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCDEV001 Confirm client developmental status
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support

Other Electives options are available. Discuss options with the course coordinator.
Credit Transfer and RPL offered: Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment.

Hammond Institute does not use brokers or deliver this course through third party arrangements.

Job Facts


  • $1,328
    Weekly Pay
  • 46,700 workers
    Employment Size
  • Strong
    Future Growth
  • High skill
    Skill level rating
  • 63% Full-Time
    Full-Time Share
  • 74% female
    Gender Share

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