Recreation Leadership Online Course

Recreation Leadership Online Course
Full Fee $595.00 incl GST - Best Value!
Payment Plan $800.00 incl GST
Duration 100 hrs (12 months)
Exam Optional
Tutor Support Yes unlimited by email
Qualification Certificate

An excellent starting point for anyone wishing to work in the field of recreation – conducting recreation programs or one to one as a recreation or youth leader. This module will develop knowledge and an understanding of the leadership qualities of the fitness workers in the industry.

Course Aims:

  • Describe the nature and scope of Leadership.
  • Determine the qualities which are required in a leader, in different leadership situations, including the workplace, recreation industries and developmental applications.
  • Manage interpersonal relationships in support of effective leadership.
  • Communication leadership messages effectively to those you lead.5. Team Building.
  • Explain methods that may be used for effective team building by a leader.
  • Select appropriate thought processes to follow in order to deal with different leadership problems.
  • Lead teams through innovative and creative processes


Detailed Course Outline

Each course is made up of a number of lessons or units.  Each of these has self assessment questions, a set task (practical homework) and an assignment which you can upload online.

There are 7 lessons in this course:

Introduction to Leadership

  • Nature, scope and purpose
  • Leadership in Recreation
  • Leadership Concepts
  • Four Framework Leadership Model
  • Scope of Leadership
  • Leisure Leadership
  • Negligence -Legal Liability
  • Providing Protection
  • Understanding Legal Requirements and Controls
  • Qualities of a Recreation Leader

Leadership Characteristics/Qualities

  • Effective Leadership
  • Leadership Styles
  • How People become Leaders
  • Situational Leadership Theory
  • Life Cycle Leadership
  • The Blake and Mouton Managerial Grid
  • Informal Leadership
  • Inspirational Theories
  • Path Goal Theory
  • Instrumental Theories
  • Motivation
  • Maslow’s Theory of Motivation
  • Poor Leadership

Interpersonal Relationships.

  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Dealing with Problem Situations
  • Stubborn Clients
  • Clients who do not Listen
  • Assertion or Aggression
  • Body Language
  • Types of Non Verbal Communication

Communication Skills

  • Principles of Communication
  • Leadership Communication
  • Understanding Communication Barriers -culture, senses, perception, well being, etc
  • Miscommunication
  • Listening
  • Gaining attention
  • Questioning
  • Feedback
  • Public Speaking
  • Telephone Skills

Team Building.

  • Leading Effective Teams
  • Team Benefits
  • Ways to Start a Team
  • The Elements of a Team,
  • Problems and solving Team Problems
  • Types of Team Members
  • Leadership Responsibilities
  • Team Leadership
  • Shared Leadership
  • Democratic Leadership
  • Relationship Building with Clients
  • Loyal Customers
  • Discount Customers
  • Needs Based Customers
  • Impulse Customers
  • Physical Factors

Systematic and Lateral Thinking.

  • Think of the Right Approach
  • Understanding Cognition
  • Lateral Thinking
  • Systematic Thinking
  • Winning Negotiation


  • 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 organize events

When you have completed the lessons of your Certificate course, you will be given the option of taking the optional exam. It's okay if you don't want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate. For Advanced Certificates however, the exam is compulsory (per module) and are included in the course fee.

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    Course Tutor

    Jodie Walpole Bachelor of Applied Science (Food & Nutrition), Advanced Practitioner in Life Coaching

    Jodie is a qualified Nutritionist and Advanced Practitioner in Life Coaching.  Jodie brings to Careerline over 15 years corporate nutrition and health experience as a result of working for several large multinational food and beverage companies.  Jodie is passionate about all aspects of nutrition, health and wellness with particular interest in weight management and childhood obesity.   More recently Jodie completed her Advanced Practitioner of Life Coaching course and is a certified Life Coach with hours of practical experience.  As a Life Coach Jodie enjoys working with clients to close the gap between where they are currently in their lives and where they want to be.  Jodie is also an experienced tutor enjoying the challenge of working with students to reach their full potential.

    How It Works

    1. Learn Online

    Get access to your course content anywhere, anytime and study at your own pace.

    2. Get Help & Support

    Connect with other like-minded students and get help from the teacher whenever you have a question.

    3. Receive Certificate

    Graduate from your course knowing that you have what it takes to reach your next step.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I pay in installments?

    Yes! We offer great payment plans, however full payment up front is the cheapest. You can choose the best payment plan for you from the course page, or call us on 07 55368782 to talk to one of our course consultants for a custom plan.

    Can I study from anywhere in the world?

    We have many international students. Careerline's range of courses are suitable for any one, anywhere in the world.

    Do I get a discount if I enroll in a second course?

    Yes. You may claim a 5% fee discount when you enroll in a second course, and a further 10% off a three-course package.


    Do I have to sit an Exam?

    No. If you are enrolled in a Certificate course (100hrs), the exam is optional. You will be issued with a certificate which proves that you are competent in all units, if you choose not to sit the exam.

    Do you have set start dates?

    There are no set start dates, you may start at any time. Our courses are all self-paced. As our home page says, ‘Courses for Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime’. ‘Anytime’ includes the start time of your choice. However, we do encourage our students to submit assignments on a regular basis. Wherever possible, we suggest developing a study routine.