Would you like to become a Diversional Therapy Assistant or Activities Co-ordinator? If you value and respect older people, are outgoing and creative and looking for rewarding work in the aged care industry, this course could be for you.
This qualification is required for those involved in the design and delivery of activities programs and diversional therapy in residential aged care. Graduates may apply for Level 2 membership of the Diversional Therapy Association.
Activities programs that encourage independence and enhance quality of life are an important component of residential aged care. Activities and Diversional Therapy staff have a significant role in community and residential services, and are an integral part of the overall health care team.
Phillips Institute is one of the few registered training organisations currently offering this qualification. New intake starts soon – call us now on 1300 558 837 to reserve your place.
Phillips Institute also offer the Diploma of Leisure and Health enabling you to upgrade and gain professional recognition.
Some candidates may be eligible for credit transfer, recognition of prior learning and/or recognition of current competencies – please consult our Recognition of Prior Learning Policy prior to enrolment.
It is recommended, though not essential, that candidates considering this qualification have completed a Certificate III in Aged Care, Certificate III in Individual Support or other relevant qualification, before enrolling for this course. Candidates who have vocational experience in a range of work environments but without a qualification are also encouraged to apply. Additionally, to gain maximum benefit you will need to be able to speak, read and write fluently in English, as well as have basic computer and internet skills and access.
|CHCCOM002||Use communication to build relationships|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCLAH005||Incorporate lifespan development and sociological concepts into leisure and health programming|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|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|
|HLTAAP002||Confirm physical health status|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care|
|CHCLAH002*||Contribute to leisure and health programming|
|CHCLAH001||Work effectively in the leisure and health industries|
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people*|
|CHCDIS007||Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability*|
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support*|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia*|
|CHCDIS008||Facilitate community participation and social inclusion*|
|HLTFSE001||Follow basic food safety practices*|
|CHCCCS025||Support relationships with carers and families*|
*listed electives may be subject to change
What students say
“I’m glad that I have taken the Certificate IV in Leisure and Health which helped me get the position as Lifestyle Coordinator in my facility. When my organisation was sold, they said they want staff with this certificate and not many people have this qualification. I am happy with the trainer Neda and I learned a lot from her. Overall I have to say that Phillips Institute is good and I would definitely recommend to other friends or colleagues”.
“Loved interaction between students and staff – great teacher” – Certificate IV in Leisure and Health
Our program is delivered as follows:
|Classroom-based theory and practical placement||Fortnightly facilitated-workshops together with a practical placement organised by us for you.|
|Flexible delivery and work-based research||Ongoing throughout the course; you can also study for this qualification by distance online if you are already working in residential aged care or similar|
Recognition of Prior Learning*
If you are already designing and delivering an Activities Program, and wish to formalise your qualifications, or…
If you are a qualified PCA and hold the Certificate III in Aged Care, Certificate III in Individual Support, or have other related experience and/or qualifications …you could complete this course in reduced time.
* More information about our RPL policy is in the Student Handbook – please consult for more information about recognition processes and credit transfer.