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Certificate of Diversional Therapy

$899.00$1,299.00

Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

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.

Course Structure

Unit 1 - Work effectively in the leisure and health industries

  • Values of recreation and leisure
  • Enhancing well-being
  • Holistic programs
  • The fitness sector
  • The sport sector
  • Outdoor recreation sector
  • Community recreation
  • Models of leisure and health
  • Client participation
  • Planning the program
  • Values and attitudes
  • Hazards
  • Policies and procedures
  • Professional development
  • Career pathways

Unit 2 - Contribute to leisure and health programming

  • Develop activity / program plans
  • Consultation with health professional
  • Client needs and interests
  • Program criteria
  • Prepare activity / program plan
  • Operational arrangements
  • 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
  • Motivational strategies
  • Deliver program
  • Health and safety
  • Contingency plans
  • Evaluate program effectiveness

Unit 3 - Participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of individual leisure and health programs

  • Record client information
  • Assess client needs
  • Holistic approaches
  • Individual strengths and interests
  • Benefits of recreational activities
  • Confidentiality
  • Consultative approaches
  • Ideas and experiences
  • Effective strategies and partnerships
  • Enhancing health and well-being
  • Life stages / developments
  • Capability of clients
  • Implement plans
  • Settings and environments
  • Flexible timetables
  • Program extensions
  • Feedback
  • Individual program reviews
  • Program assessment

Unit 4 - Participate in planning leisure and health programs for clients with complex needs

  • Client issues
  • Characteristics and symptoms
  • Determine client readiness
  • Special needs
  • Maximise participation
  • Complex needs
  • Equipment and resources
  • Holistic practice
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Strength-based practice
  • Positive behaviour support
  • Integration of leisure activities
  • Empowering clients
  • Client interests and concerns
  • Designing programs
  • Reasons / benefits
  • Modifying equipment
  • Client capabilities and competence
  • Therapy
  • 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
  • Development psychology
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Retirement
  • Behavioural change
  • Cognitive style
  • Dementia
  • Muscle memory
  • Life expectancy
  • Development psychology
  • Passive leisure
  • Goals and objectives
  • Recreational therapists
  • Attitudes
  • Motivational strategies
  • Age and cultural strategies
  • Health, wellness, illness and disability
  • Humoral pathology
  • Ayurveda
  • Acupuncture
  • Naturopathy
  • Gender responses
  • 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
  • Confidentiality
  • Designing programs
  • Cultural needs
  • Frequency and duration of programs
  • Maximise client involvement
  • Document activity plan
  • Develop delivery plan
  • Develop timetables
  • Clear staff communication
  • Utilising facilities, materials and equipment
  • Assess individual progress
  • Regular review processes
  • Evaluation of programs
  • Surveys
  • Evaluation graphs

Unit 7 - Provide leisure education

  • Provide leisure education
  • Suitability of client
  • Goals of leisure education
  • Develop plan
  • Remedial and therapeutic benefits
  • Client assessment / personal details
  • Risk assessment
  • Conduct leisure programs
  • Develop relationships
  • Delegate responsibilities
  • Environment and equipment
  • Presentation techniques
  • Document and evaluate program
  • Performance indicators

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
  • Developmental stages
  • Individual strengths and interests
  • Pain management
  • Successful programs
  • Managing anger and conflict
  • Behaviour management strategies
  • Program evaluation

Assessment

Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.

Benefits

  • Become fully trained and improve your employment opportunities;
  • Recognised nationally and internationally by employers;
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
  • Access to high-quality courses written by industry experts;
  • Interactive simulations for many programs;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • Unlimited enrolment with no expiry;
  • Certificate issued for your CV (hard copy provided);
  • Tax deductible in most cases* See your tax advisor.

 

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