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 prepared 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
Estimated duration 120 hours
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Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
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E.Hales, Mount Barker, WA | Certificate of Diversional Therapy
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I found this course very self-explanatory and very informative. It has helped me immensely with my career in aged care and my Lifestyle role.
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