Gain the skills and knowledge you need to work in residential care facilities (nursing homes and hostels) and community agencies such as adult day activity centres. As an activities officer or diversional therapy assistant you would be helping design, implement and evaluate health and leisure activities and programs for clients. You will learn to facilitate groups for individual outcomes, apply sociological concepts, plan and monitor programs for clients with complex needs and learn safety procedures for direct care work. This qualification addresses work in residential facilities and/or in community agencies and day centres and work under professional supervision within defined organisational guidelines or as sole practitioners.
This course also offers you a pathway from successful completion of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) CHC33015. Completion of additional units will give you the opportunity to gain the Certificate IV in Leisure and Health CHC43415 as an additional qualification, and will provide you with further employment opportunities.
- Design, implement and monitor health and leisure activities for clients
- Use targeted communications skills for relationship building
- Apply sociological concepts and human behaviour to leisure activities
- Facilitate groups and responsible behaviour
- Plan programs for clients with complex needs
- Maintain an effective work environment
- Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
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
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
SISCCRO001 Plan and conduct recreation programs for older persons
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
BSBLDR403 Lead team effectiveness
CHCVOL003 Recruit, induct and support volunteers
Additional selectable units may apply.
The assessments will enable students to demonstrate the underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes required to meet the course outcomes. A range of assessment strategies to meet different student’s needs will be selected, some of these include:
- Written Questions
- Oral Presentations
- Work Related Projects
- Research Projects
- Self/Peer Assessment
- Case Study
- Group Discussion
- Log Book
- Practical Experience
By successfully completing this course you will receive a nationally recognised AQF Qualification.
- Activities officer
- Diversional therapy assistant
- Community leisure officer
- Leisure officer
- Disability officer – day support
- Recreation activities officer
- On-campus – The majority of teaching and assessment is conducted on-campus
- McKoy Street, Wodonga Vic (Main campus)
Part time: 12 months
July 2020 intake: Thursdays (1 day each week), commencing 30 July 2020.
- Students must be a minimum of 17 years of age at the time of their first clinical placement.
- It is advisable that prior to placement students have a current National Police Records Check; applications are at student’s own cost and the price and process varies depending on the state they reside in. Students will also possibly need to obtain a Victorian Working With Children’s Check to undergo work placement. Current First Aid certificates may also be a requirement of the placement venue, and are obtained at the student’s own expense.
- Prior to placement students are required to show evidence of up-to-date immunisation status for the following: Hepatitis B, Influenza, MMR (if non-immune), Pertussis (dTpa), and Varicella (if non-immune).
Students must be a minimum of 17 years of age at the time of their first clinical placement.
Once you submit an application for this course you will be receiving a separate email from LLN Robot to complete a Learning, Reading, Writing, Oral and Numeracy test online. Please check your junk mail if this does not come to your inbox.
Please allow one hour to complete the LLN Robot assessment. You will need a computer with speakers or head phones as there is an audio section.
• Your LLN Assessment will need to be completed one week after receiving it to progress your application to the next stage, or your application may be withdrawn due to inactivity.
• If you are unable to access the LLN Robot link please contact Customer Experience ASAP.
• In addition to this, you will also be emailed a copy of the CSH Checklist that you will need to complete and email back to our Customer Experience team.
- Note: Completion of and passing the LLN Robot Assessment does not guarantee a place in the course at Wodonga TAFE. Numbers are limited and selected applicants will be contacted to attend an interview.
Government Funded $2,943.50 (Tuition $2,637.50, Materials $306.00)
Concession $833.50 (Tuition $527.50, Materials $306.00)
Fee For Service $5,581.00 (Tuition $5,275.00, Materials $306.00)
Fees Additional Information
The student tuition fees published are indicative only and can be subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future. For more information see ‘Fee information and eligibility’ under the 'Apply Now' tab on the Wodonga TAFE website.
Materials Included In Fees
- Materials fees will apply for course enrolments in 2020.
How to apply
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On graduation you can become a member of the Diversional Therapy Association in Victoria.
Students who successfully complete this course may find further study opportunities at university level, including qualifications in diversional therapy.
When You Can Enrol
Apply online now for the midyear 2020 intake for the course commencing in July. Applications close 3 July 2020. Please note: if applications are not open, register your interest via the online enquiry form to be notified when the next course intake application form is available.
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