If you’re a caring and empathetic person, who often puts others’ needs before your own, you could be perfectly suited to a career in leisure and health, otherwise known as diversional therapy. Diversional therapy courses can set you on an extremely fulfilling career path, one that allows you to actively help others on a daily basis.

The Certificate IV in Leisure and Health is considered by most aged care, health, and community service providers as the...


The Diploma of Leisure and Health qualification is designed for Lifestyle or Activity Coordinators who would like to tak...


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Like you, at Skills Training Australia, we exist to help others. In association with Diversional Therapy Australia, we offer a range of nationally accredited leisure and health courses designed to get you working as a diversional therapist, by allowing you to begin or further your leisure and health career. We are dedicated to helping you make a real difference in people’s lives.

Whether you’re undertaking a leisure and health training program for the first time, or are searching for pathways to further your career, our highly respected courses will place you on the right track. 

We have nearly 20 years experience, providing the best leisure and health training in the field. Even if you haven’t heard our name before, you can be sure that your future employer has.

Upon completion of our Certificate IV or Diploma of Leisure and Health courses, you will be perfectly placed to access work within aged care facilities, disability support services or community based support services. You will be able to draw on previous experience as well as your caring and compassionate nature, to provide health improvement, leisure, activity, and diversional therapy programs, improving the quality of life for your clients.

Studying leisure and health with the view to becoming diversional therapy assistant with Skills Training Australia offers many benefits to you:

Accredited courses with diversional Therapy Australia

Both our Certificate IV and Diploma of Leisure and Health courses have been endorsed by Diversional & Recreation Therapy Australia (DTRA) which means you will receive the most recognised qualification linked to the industry’s peak body.  As part of our Leisure and Health course you will also receive a student membership to Diversional Therapy Australia and have access to their huge range of resources.

We have some of the best placement partnerships in Victoria

We have connections to some of the best aged care facilities in the country. When it comes time for the practical placement, if you can’t access it through your current employer, we will assist you in finding placement that’s the right fit for you.

Our campus locations make studying near home easier

We have a long established campus in Knox and a new campus in the heart of Melbourne CBD a short walk from Southern Cross station.

Our fees are highly competitive for comparable quality courses

We offer fee-for-service places and Victorian Government subsidised places through the Skills First Program for eligible students applying for our Leisure and Health qualifications (places are limited). Please discuss your eligibility with a Business Development Team Member.


Regular course Intakes are available throughout the year

We offer regular course intakes throughout the year. All of our training courses are delivered during school terms to accommodate all lifestyles.

Our staff are passionate about leisure and health and diversional therapy

You can be comfortable knowing that you are learning industry best practice, as your trainers remain active in the Leisure and Health field. Through this ongoing engagement we see changes in the industry as they occur; this constant monitoring allows us to improve our courses to make sure that what you are studying is as relevant and up-to-date as possible.

Our modern campuses are designed around our students

We focus on your success while you study with us, providing comfortable, uncrowded training spaces, and dedicated assistance during your course.