1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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UNIT GROUP 4113 DIVERSIONAL THERAPISTS


    DIVERSIONAL THERAPISTS plan, design, coordinate and implement recreation and leisure-based activity programs to support, challenge and enhance the psychological, spiritual, social, emotional and physical wellbeing of individuals.

    Indicative Skill Level:
    Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

    In Australia:

      AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

    In New Zealand:
      NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

    At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

    Registration or licensing may be required.

    Tasks Include:

    • planning and implementing leisure activity programs for individuals in health care and in the community to assist in their social development, and promote their sense of wellbeing
    • identifying individual needs through task analysis
    • evaluating and assessing clients' levels of abilities, interests, needs, strengths and weaknesses, and their ability to carry out a range of tasks and interact with others
    • maintaining a knowledge of resources available within a facility and within the community
    • organising leisure and recreational events
    • assisting with training and supervising volunteers and staff
    • providing information on available support resources within the local community
    • encouraging and supporting clients to take part in activities suited to their particular needs and interests
    • adapting programs to suit individual clients' needs, interests, skills and abilities

    Occupation:
      411311 Diversional Therapist

411311 DIVERSIONAL THERAPIST

    Alternative Title:
      Recreational Therapist

    Plans, designs, coordinates and implements recreation and leisure-based activity programs to support, challenge and enhance the psychological, spiritual, social, emotional and physical wellbeing of individuals. Registration or licensing may be required.

    Skill Level: 3

    Specialisations:

      Activities Coordinator
      Activities Officer


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