Are you interested in a career as a Diversional Therapist? If so, this professional development program is the perfect introduction to this rewarding occupation.
Diversional therapy practitioners are instrumental in providing client centred recreational experiences that support the social, physical and emotional wellbeing of individuals of all ages and abilities.
The Certificate of Diversional Therapy will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to develop your understanding of leisure and health issues in a diversional therapy setting. You will learn how to plan leisure and health programs, underpinned by lifespan development concepts and psychological theories.
On completion of this diversional therapy course, you will be qualified to work as a Diversional Therapy Assistant or Recreation Officer in aged care centres or other community service programs.
Unit 1 - Work effectively in the leisure and health industries
Values of recreation and leisure
The fitness sector
The sport sector
Outdoor recreation sector
Models of leisure and health
Planning the program
Values and attitudes
Policies and procedures
Unit 2 - Contribute to leisure and health programming
Develop activity / program plans
Consultation with health professional
Client needs and interests
Prepare activity / program plan
Implementation and evaluation
Develop goals and outcomes
Program reflects good practice
Program equipment and resources
Encourage client participation
Promote activity / program
Identify program users
Design and distribute information
Health and safety
Evaluate program effectiveness
Unit 3 - Participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of individual leisure and health programs
Record client information
Assess client needs
Individual strengths and interests
Benefits of recreational activities
Ideas and experiences
Effective strategies and partnerships
Enhancing health and well-being
Life stages / developments
Capability of clients
Settings and environments
Individual program reviews
Unit 4 - Participate in planning leisure and health programs for clients with complex needs
Characteristics and symptoms
Determine client readiness
Equipment and resources
Positive behaviour support
Integration of leisure activities
Client interests and concerns
Reasons / benefits
Client capabilities and competence
Optimise client involvement
Individual program plans
Unit 5 - Incorporate lifespan development and sociological concepts into leisure and health programming
Lifespan development stages
Physical and intellectual development
Theories of development
Leisure and recreation
Goals and objectives
Age and cultural strategies
Health, wellness, illness and disability
Illness and stress
Psychological and psychiatric illness
Unit 6 - Coordinate planning, implementation and monitoring of leisure and health programs
Comprehensive client assessment
Interpret assessment results
Frequency and duration of programs
Maximise client involvement
Document activity plan
Develop delivery plan
Clear staff communication
Utilising facilities, materials and equipment
Assess individual progress
Regular review processes
Evaluation of programs
Unit 7 - Provide leisure education
Provide leisure education
Suitability of client
Goals of leisure education
Remedial and therapeutic benefits
Client assessment / personal details
Conduct leisure programs
Environment and equipment
Document and evaluate program
Unit 8 - Apply concepts of human psychology to facilitate involvement in leisure programs
Concepts of motivation
Psychological foundations of leisure
Benefits of leisure programs
Health and illness
Life stages health
Happiness and well-being
Optimising well being
Individual strengths and interests
Managing anger and conflict
Behaviour management strategies
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
It was great being able to study at my own pace based on my schedule
E.Hales, Mount Barker, WA | Certificate of Diversional Therapy
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 120 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! The cost for printed materials for this course is $50 per unit.Total cost for optional printed materials is: $400.00. Printed materials are optional and not required to complete the course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.