Certificate IV in Leisure and Health


This nationally recognised qualification is suitable for Recreation Activity Officers and Lifestyle staff, Health care workers, AINs in Aged Care and Community Care.
The training focuses on enhancing the well-being of residents and participants who require care through programs that extend beyond clinical care plans.
Workers may be in residential facilities, community care settings and day centres, carrying out specialised tasks and functions in relation to leisure and health.
On completion of the course students will have gained new skills and knowledge to design and facilitate leisure and recreation programs in a residential or community setting.

Employment Opportunities and Job Roles with this qualification include:

  • Recreational Activities Officer
  • Lifestyle Officer
  • Leisure and Lifestyle Assistant
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Group Home Coordinator

Why Wentworth College:

Social learning:

  • Social learning represents an excellent opportunity to network, share knowledge and experience
  • Train and learn with classmates who are working in the same or similar job role

Flexible Course Delivery:

  • Our mixed mode training and assessment, gives students flexibility to balance studies, work routine and home life
  • Part time format, convenient scheduling minimises impact on work rosters and travel time
  • Training and assessment includes timetabled class attendance, self-directed learning, workplace hours and completion of assessment tasks
  • Students may use work hours as an alternative to undertaking a 120 hour work placement (suitability conditions apply)

Key Information:

  • This course is designed for students who are also working and require flexibility
  • Class attendance and participation is mandatory and all training requirements must be complete prior to commencing assessment tasks
  • Our assessment tools are developed in-house, easy to follow and contextualised to the Lifestyle job role
  • Credit transfer from Certificate III in Individual Support and any other relevant qualification reduce attendance requirements, study load and the enrolment fee
  • Max duration 18 months

For Students:

  • Our students: typically work in Residential Aged Care, Disability Support Services and Community Care service providers
  • Are Lifestyle and Recreational Activity Officers;
  • Disability Support Workers: in Group Home’s and/or Community care setting;
  • AINs aiming to transition to the Lifestyle/RAO job role

Student Support:

  • One on one support available where required
  • Our Trainers are industry professionals with extensive teaching experience
  • Support staff are readily available to respond to your queries
  • Catch up classes may be offered in the unlikely event that a class is missed

Training and Assessment Includes:

  • Interactive and high engagement live Zoom classes
  • Face to Face sessions at your workplace or in a fully equipped simulated training environment
  • Self-directed learning (at home)
  • Workplace training hours/ Work Placement
  • Written Assessment Tasks – Question and Answer and Small Projects
  • Practical/Simulated Assessment Tasks
  • Workplace visits, to conduct assessments, observations and provide face to face support (one on one or small groups)

About Work Placement:

  • A minimum of 120 hours to fulfil the requirements of the qualification
  • Students may utilise work hours as an alternative to undertaking a 120 hour work placement (suitability conditions apply)
  • We can assist students to find a host for placement if required via our established network of Residential Aged Care and Community Care industry partners
  • We visit you at work, to conduct assessments and workplace observations, to finalise workplace evidence requirements

Core Units (10)


Use communication to build relationships


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


Reflect on and improve own professional practice


Follow safe work practices for direct client care


Confirm physical health status

Elective Units (7)


Work with people with mental health issues


Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures


Follow established person-centred behaviour supports


Facilitate the empowerment of older people


Provide support to people living with dementia


Support independence and wellbeing


Provide individualised support

For further information about this qualification, click here.

Course Entry Requirements:

Prior to the commencement of training a Pre-Training Review will be conducted.

This starts with a telephone or personal meeting with our Training Manager who will provide comprehensive course information and answer your questions to ensure this is the right course for you before you enrol.

Learners must be assessed as meeting the following criteria:

LLN Robot levels – entry at ACSF Level 3 (core skills, reading, writing, listening, speaking, numeracy, digital literacy)
Be of at least 18 years of age
Have completed Year 12 or equivalent
Must be an Existing Worker in Leisure and Health/Lifestyle, Aged Care, Disability Support and/or Community Care roles OR
Be available to commence Work Placement early into the course
Must not have a criminal conviction that will appear on the National Police Check
An Immunisation certificate or Vaccination card may be requested
Must have basic computing skills and access to a standard computer or laptop
Driver Licence or Photo ID
Green Medicare card or evidence of residency
Unique Student Identifier

Course Fees:

Wentworth College is an approved Training Provider for NSW Smart and Skilled funding, this training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

The NSW Department of Education and Communities sets out Enrolment fees for Smart and Skilled funded training.

The fee/ student contribution is calculated based on your individual circumstances and ranges from $0 – $2,320

For example if you are in recipient of an eligible Commonwealth benefit or allowance, the fee is waived or the concession rate may be applicable.

For more information about your eligibility for funding and the enrolment fee please contact us on 1300 138 792 or email info@wentworth-college.com.

Alternately please express your interest by completing an online Candidate Eligibility Form, below:

Eligibility Questionnaire

Study at Wentworth College

For a positive learning experience with like-minded students Enrol at Wentworth College. Call 1300 138 792