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SIT30316 Certificate III in Guiding

2018

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Overview

Estimated completion time: 1 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.

CDU Reference
Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY
Occupation types
Tour Guide

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use a range of well-developed guiding skills combined with a substantial depth of subject matter knowledge to deliver tours. They work with some independence and under limited supervision using discretion and judgement to resolve problems.

This qualification may be suitable for Apprenticeships.

Entry requirements

For CDU entry requirements, refer to the relevant course information flyer or contact the VET team.

Course fees

Based on course nominal hours of between 575 - 715 hours, approximate 2018 course fees will be:
VET Tuition Fees: $1,725.00 - $2,145.00
Domestic Full Fees: $8,625.00 - $10,725.00
Fee for Service: as per fee for service agreement

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

Domestic full fees

This course is a full fee paying course. VET full fees will apply to all new and continuing domestic students enrolling in this course.
2018: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses is available 2018 VET Fees.pdf

VET tuition fees

This course is subsidised by the NT Government. Information about VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available in the VET Student Guide, VET Fees online or 2018 VET Fees.pdf. VET Tuition Fees for 2018 will be charged at $3.00 per nominal hour for subsidised training.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Tourism include:

  • Winery Guide
  • Tourist Guide
  • Local Tour Guide
  • cultural guide
  • heritage guide
  • historical guide
  • interpretive guide
  • museum guide
  • nature-based site guide
  • site guide
  • walking guide
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
    RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.
    This can include skills from:

    • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
    • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
    • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

    RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

    Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

    For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact the RPL Coordinator on 1800 085 209 or email vet.rpl.enquiries@cdu.edu.au.

    Credit Transfer
    Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

    Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.
    In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

    Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

    VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline

     

  • This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package.

  • VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

    Select VSS for more detail about this program.

    Employability skills

    Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

    Location and study mode

    Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

    Locations: Alice Springs, Palmerston, Remote

    Study Mode: Mixed mode, Apprenticeship
    Some components of this qualification may be available in other modes of delivery and not all modes are available at all locations.

    Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Contact details

Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation (Top End)
Location: Palmerston Campus
Phone: 08 8946 7525
Fax: 08 8946 7833
Email: tour_hosp_recreation-topend@cdu.edu.au

Tourism and Hospitality (Central)
Location: Alice Springs Campus
Phone: 08 8959 5468
Fax: 08 8959 5240
Email: tourism_hospitality-central@cdu.edu.au

Course structure

To achieve a CERTIFICATE III in GUIDING a total of THIRTEEN (13) units of competency must be completed comprising NINE (9) Core and FOUR (4) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

ALICE SPRINGS

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 575.
 

Code Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
HLTAID003 Apply first aid
18
SITTGDE002 Work as a guide
90
SITTGDE004 Lead tour groups
30
SITTGDE005 Prepare and present tour commentaries or activities
70
SITTGDE006 Develop and maintain the general and regional knowledge required by guides
100
SITXCCS006 Provide service to customers
25
SITXCOM002 Show social and cultural sensitivity
20
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices
12
SITXWHS002 Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks
30
  Total nominal hours for core units
395
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
SITTGDE003 Provide arrival and departure assistance 20
SITTGDE007 Research and share general information on Australian Indigenous culture
80
SITTTOP001 Load touring equipment and supplies (unnamed) 30
SITTTOP004 Set up and operate a camp site (unnamed) 50
  Total nominal hours for elective units
180
  Total nominal hours for the qualification
575

 

PALMERSTON

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 715.
 

Code Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
HLTAID003 Apply first aid
18
SITTGDE002 Work as a guide
90
SITTGDE004 Lead tour groups
30
SITTGDE005 Prepare and present tour commentaries or activities
70
SITTGDE006 Develop and maintain the general and regional knowledge required by guides
100
SITXCCS006 Provide service to customers
25
SITXCOM002 Show social and cultural sensitivity
20
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices
12
SITXWHS002 Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks
30
  Total nominal hours for core units
395
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
SITTGDE001 Interpret aspects of local Australian Indigenous culture
100
SITTGDE007 Research and share general information on Australian Indigenous culture
80
SITTGDE008 Prepare specialised interpretive content on flora, fauna and landscape
80
SITTPPD002 Develop interpretive activities (unnamed)
60
  Total nominal hours for elective units
320
  Total nominal hours for the qualification
715

 

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