Diploma of Leisure and Health - CHC53415

Merinda Park Learning and Community Centre Inc

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Pre-degree

This qualification 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. To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 240 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.


  • 22 units: 15 core
  • 7 elective


  • Work effectively in the leisure and health industries
  • Apply concepts of human psychology to facilitate involvement in leisure programs
  • Participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of individual leisure and health programs
  • Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • Develop and review individual alcohol and other drugs treatment plans
  • Provide community focused health promotion and prevention strategies
  • Provide advanced interventions to meet the needs of clients with alcohol and other drugs issues
  • Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
  • Provide early intervention, health prevention and promotion programs
  • Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
  • Provide supervision in the community
  • Work with diverse people
  • Provide support to develop wellness plans and advanced directives
  • Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • Implement interventions with older people at risk
  • Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
  • Develop strategies for alcohol and other drugs relapse prevention and management
  • Confirm physical health status
  • Provide leisure education
  • Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
  • Plan and monitor continuous improvement
  • Develop and provide person-centred service responses
  • Manage budgets and financial plans
  • Work with people with mental health issues
  • Work with forced migrants
  • Work collaboratively with the care network and other services
  • Provide workplace information and resourcing plans
  • Manage people performance
  • Plan and conduct disability recreation programs
  • Provide work skill instruction
  • Support independence and wellbeing
  • Meet statutory and organisation information requirements
  • Confirm client developmental status
  • Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
  • Research and apply evidence to practice
  • Develop, implement and review quality framework
  • Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
  • Analyse client information for service planning and delivery
  • Contribute to leisure and health programming
  • Show leadership in the workplace
  • Maintain work health and safety
  • Develop and implement policy
  • Conduct a program for children and young people with special needs
  • Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
  • Manage partnership agreements with service providers
  • Plan and conduct recreation programs for older persons
  • Coordinate planning, implementation and monitoring of leisure and health programs
  • Coordinate services for older people
  • Assess co-existing needs
  • Participate in planning leisure and health programs for clients with complex needs
  • Provide support to people living with dementia
  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • Incorporate lifespan development and sociological concepts into leisure and health programming
  • Develop workplace communication strategies

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Cranbourne North Domestic: $3,900
International: $3,900
Living Learning Pakenham No

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