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3 reasons to start a career as a Diversional Therapy Assistant

Working as a Diversional Therapy Assistant is a rewarding career choice. Leisure and health related activities are part of the Australian lifestyle, and we all love enjoying the outdoors and being active. You can help others be a part of this active, healthy lifestyle by becoming a Diversional Therapy Assistant. There are many benefits to a career as a Diversional Therapy Assistant and these include;

1] Helping others. If you love working with others and helping people, you will love this job. Your responsibilities can include working with older people and people with a disability in an aged care setting. You will be assisting with design, implementation and evaluation of health and leisure activities and programs for your clients. You may also be working with people who have physical or intellectual disabilities, or mental illness, as well as people undergoing medical treatment or rehabilitation from injury or surgery.

2] Your personality. As Diversional Therapy Assistants tend to have caring and compassionate natures, you can be assured you will be working with people of the same nature. These people will also have great communication skills, a willingness to help people, great organisational, problem-solving, leadership and motivational skills. You are sure to enjoy working with people of this calibre.

3] Working conditions. Diversional Therapy Assistants work in aged care facilities, youth and community centres and other organisations that provide social assistance within the community. You will be able to work full-time or part-time, and usually within regular business hours. As you develop your skills within the industry, your earning potential will also increase.

If it sounds like a career as a Diversional Therapy Assistant is something you would like to pursue, speak to us at Kirana – we have the course for you!

At Kirana, we offer a CHC40608 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health that can be completed in 12 – 18 months and is delivered by Kirana’s Registered Training Organisation Kirana Training Pty Ltd RTO ID 52247. The course is undertaken via different learning methods, including classroom, online, distance/correspondence and work-based. There is also a work experience aspect of this course, where you must undertake a minimum of 120 hours of work experience if you are not currently employed within the industry. Our Kirana Trainers/Assessors will visit you in the workplace to assess the skills required in this qualification.

Once you complete the course, you will be able to pursue a career as a diversional therapy assistant, activities officer, community leisure officer, disability officer (day support), leisure officer or recreation activities officer. On completing this course, you will also be able to undertake a CHC52212 Diploma of Community Services Coordination.

This course will give you the skills and knowledge to help people grow and live a healthy lifestyle. You’ll learn how to support health and leisure pursuits for people from a range of backgrounds. This course takes you through a number of electives and core units that will teach you how to; work within a relevant legal and ethical framework,work effectively in the leisure and health industry,plan, implement and monitor leisure and health programs,apply sociological concepts to leisure and health,work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers and more.

The leisure and health industry within Australia is growing and is embracing professionalism. If it sounds like a career as a Diversional Therapy Assistant is something you would enjoy, speak to us at Kirana and find out how you can enrol in a CHC40608 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health today.

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