Leisure leadership is important in gyms, swimming pools, sporting clubs, sport and recreational centres, and anywhere people gather to exercise or partake in leisure activities. If you’re considering a career in the health and wellbeing sector, this leadership course is ideal for you!
The Certificate of Recreational Leadership is an online professional development program that will provide you with the knowledge and skills to lead in a recreational setting.
In this online recreational leadership course, you will learn how to inspire staff and participants to achieve recreational goals, recognise safety issues, limit personal risk and understand legal liability and negligence.
You will learn about the four-framework leadership model, how to communicate with clients, build strong interpersonal relationships, and plan and lead effective teams and recreational events.
On completion of this course, you will have gained the skills required to work in a leadership capacity at a recreational facility.
Unit - Recreational Leadership
Unit 1 – Introduction to Leadership
Nature, scope and purpose
Leadership in Recreation
Four Framework Leadership Model
Scope of Leadership
Negligence -Legal Liability
Understanding Legal Requirements and Controls
Qualities of a Recreation Leader
Unit 2 – Leadership Characteristics/Qualities
How People become Leaders
Situational Leadership Theory
Life Cycle Leadership
The Blake and Mouton Managerial Grid
Path Goal Theory
Maslow’s Theory of Motivation
Unit 3 – Interpersonal Relationships.
Dealing with Problem Situations
Clients who do not Listen
Assertion or Aggression
Types of Non Verbal Communication
Unit 4 – Communication Skills
Principles of Communication
Understanding Communication Barriers -culture, senses, perception, wellbeing, etc
Unit 5 – Team Building.
Leading Effective Teams
Ways to Start a Team
The Elements of a Team,
Problems and solving Team Problems.
Types of Team Members
Relationship Building with Clients
Needs Based Customers
Unit 6 – Systematic and Lateral Thinking.
Think of the Right Approach
Unit 7 – Applications
Significance of leadership.
Role and tasks of leadership.
Integration of factual information with theoretical information to derive a sensible solution to a leadership problem in a sensible timeframe.
Planning the development and building of the team to achieve these aims.
Planning actions for sustaining and motivating the team to achieve the aims.
Information on a plan of action to organise events
Estimated duration 50 hours
Course Delivery and Start
Start anytime, self-paced and 100% online
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.
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;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support via email;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 50 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
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.