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VTP230 Kakadu Knowledge for Tour Guides

2018

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Overview

Estimated completion time: 0.5 year/s

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

Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
CDU Reference
Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY
Occupation types
Tour Guide

Welcome to Kakadu knowledge for tour guides course information.

As part of 'A Shared Vision for Tourism in Kakadu National Park (.pdf)', which includes "enriching and memorable experiences for visitors and a strong and successful partnership between traditional owners, governments and the tourism industry...", an entry-level course providing tour guides with essential information about Kakadu has been developed.

Parks Australia advised that from 1 April 2008 it will become a permit requirement for all commercial tour operators that any guides leading tours within Kakadu National Park have successfully completed the course. Details of individual guide's certification details will be recorded on the commercial permit application and enforcement of this condition will be carried out in the Park from the commencement of the permit period.

The entry-level training and assessment will cover the key areas of visitor safety, understanding the park's natural and cultural values and history, and minimising environmental impact and legal compliance.

Park staff, Bininj/Mungguy (traditional owners of Kakadu) and the tourism industry have been involved in developing the course, which has been endorsed by the Kakadu Board of Management.

In developing the training program, Parks Australia and Charles Darwin University worked with tour operators and guides to ensure that the delivery of the course is tailored to the business and operational needs of the tourism industry.

Entry requirements

For CDU entry requirements, contact the relevant VET team.

Course fees

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

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.

  • Skills recognition

    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.

    Pathways

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

     

  • This is a non-award course and a Statement of Attainment will be issued for nationally recognised units of competency successfully completed

  • VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

    Select VSS for more detail about this program.

    Location and study mode

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

    Locations: Palmerston

    Study Mode: Internal, Mixed mode
    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

Course structure

To achieve the Vocational Training Program - VTP230 Kakadu Knowledge for Tour Guides a total of THREE (3) units of competency must be completed as listed below. Students will be issued with a 'Statement of Attainment' upon the successful completion.

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 147
 

Code Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
SITTGDE001 Interpret aspects of local Australian Indigenous culture
100
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices
12
SITXCCS002 Provide visitor information
35
  Total nominal hours for the qualification
147

 

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