A career in the leisure and recreation sector offers genuine employment opportunities plus the opportunity to make real difference in the lives of others. It’s a feel-good career choice as your job is to enrich the quality of life of those with barriers to their health and wellbeing.
The Certificate of Leisure and Recreation Program Design is an online professional development program that will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to design and coordinate recreation and leisure activity programs.
This online recreation and leisure program will equip you with the theoretical and practical skills to be able to assist with the creation, implementation and evaluation of leisure and activity programs.
This is an ideal course of study for those currently working in the aged sector or for those interested in pursuing entry-level roles such as Activities Officer, Diversional Therapy Assistant, Community Leisure Officer or Recreation Activities Officer.
Unit 1 - 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 strategies
Develop goals and outcomes
Organisation procedures and protocols
Program reflects accepted 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 2 - Participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of individual leisure and health programs
Record client information
Assess client needs
Organisation patient records
Individual strengths, needs and interests
Benefits of recreational activities
Ideas and experiences
Accommodating individual experiences
Promoting effective strategies and partnerships
Enhancing health and well being
Life stages / developments
Ability /capability / capacity of clients
Philosophy and goals
Settings and environments
Clear staff communications
Individual program reviews
Unit 3 - Apply concepts of human psychology to facilitate involvement in leisure programs
Social psychology of leisure
Motivation and freedom
Key behaviour aspects
Aspects of wellbeing
Music and movement
Assist pain management
Visual imagery and distraction
Unit 4 - Participate in planning leisure and health programs for clients with complex needs
Characteristics and symptoms
Impact on participation
Determine client readiness
Equipment and resources
Good Lives Model
Positive behaviour support
Integration of leisure activities
Access and equity
Disadvantages of segregation
Client interests and concerns
Determine recreational needs
Benefits of participation
Reasons / benefits
Barriers to participation
Client capabilities and competence
Risk and safety
Venues and facilities
Issues impacting on health and leisure
Facilitating service delivery
Optimise client involvement
Individual program plans
Unit 5 - Incorporate lifespan development and sociological concepts into leisure and health programming
Lifespan development stages
Human physical, social and intellectual development
Theories of development
Leisure and recreation
Judgement and decision-making
Health provisions in Australia
Indigenous health services
Life span issues
Goals and objectives
Trust and friendship networks
Client perceptions and attitudes
Age and cultural strategies
Refugees and asylum seekers
Health, wellness, illness and disability
Cultural responses to illness
Illness and stress
Psychological and psychiatric illness
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.
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 75 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: $250.00. 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.