Qualification details

SIT10107 - Certificate I in Tourism (Australian Indigenous Culture) (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to SIT10112 - Certificate I in Tourism (Australian Indigenous Culture)Replaces and is equivalent to SIT10107 Certificate I in Tourism (Australian Indigenous Culture).Intent of the qualification remains unchanged. Mainly minor updates only. Total number of units retained. Core units reduced from 3 to 2 and elective units increased from 3 to 4. 17/Jan/2013
Supersedes THT10102 - Certificate I in Tourism (Australian Indigenous Culture) 31/Dec/2010

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 01/Jan/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleEssentialSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Essential column
BSBITU102A - Develop keyboard skillsDevelop keyboard skillsN/A
SIRXSLS001A - Sell products and servicesSell products and servicesN/A
SITHACS006B - Clean premises and equipmentClean premises and equipmentN/A
SITTGDE009A - Interpret aspects of local Australian Indigenous cultureInterpret aspects of local Australian Indigenous cultureN/A
SITTIND001B - Develop and update tourism industry knowledgeDevelop and update tourism industry knowledgeN/A
SITXADM001A - Perform office proceduresPerform office proceduresN/A
SITXADM002A - Source and present informationSource and present informationN/A
SITXCCS001B - Provide visitor informationProvide visitor informationN/A
SITXCOM002A - Work in a socially diverse environmentWork in a socially diverse environmentN/A
SITXCOM004A - Communicate on the telephoneCommunicate on the telephoneN/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 451412 Tour Guide 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6397-15 Tour Guide 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0807 Tourism 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 524 Certificate I 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Tourism 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Indigenous Storyteller 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 451412 Tour Guide 14/Dec/2009 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6397-15 Tour Guide 14/Dec/2009 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0807 Tourism 14/Dec/2009 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 524 Certificate I 14/Dec/2009 
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Modification History

Not applicable.


This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in basic practical tourism skills. The qualification is entry level and may provide a pathway to a range of job roles in the tourism and hospitality industries and in particular, in enterprises with an Indigenous focus.

Work would be undertaken in an office environment where the planning of tourism products and services takes place, in the field where tourism products are delivered or a combination of both. The field includes any destination, local or regional area, tourist precinct, site, attraction or onboard form of transportation.

The qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a defined range of mostly routine and predictable work activities. They work under clear direction and may participate in a team.

The qualification is suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway and for VET in Schools delivery.

Job roles 

Individuals with this qualification are able to work in specialist tourism or cultural enterprises that deliver Australian Indigenous experiences. They may be a tour operator or operate a site or cultural or heritage centre. The qualification is designed to reflect the very specific role of an Australian Indigenous person or other individual approved of by local elders who shares aspects of his or her culture with visitors in an informal way.

Possible job titles include:

  • Indigenous storyteller
  • assistant in an Indigenous cultural centre
  • assistant Indigenous guide.

Prerequisite requirements 

There are no prerequisites for entry to this qualification.

Pathways Information

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary


SIT10107 Certificate I in Tourism  (Australian Indigenous Culture )

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills required by the tourism industry for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Employability skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :


Communicating with community members to determine the appropriateness of information to share with customers; interpreting and providing information to customers in a culturally appropriate manner; speaking clearly and directly to customers to ensure a positive tourism experience.


Working as a community team member to determine and abide by community protocols on sharing cultural information; working with customers to ensure their culturally appropriate behaviour.

Problem solving 

Thinking about problems that relate to sharing aspects of Australian Indigenous culture; avoiding problems by planning the delivery of information that complies with community wishes and intellectual property requirements.

Initiative and enterprise 

Producing a range of ideas for the delivery of tailored and positive Indigenous tourism experiences to different customer groups; identifying better ways to manage safety risks by participating in group risk assessment activities.

Planning and organising 

Collecting, analysing and organising Indigenous cultural information to share with customers; understanding community goals and customer needs and planning a tourism experience that delivers a positive outcome for both.


Understanding and complying with the legal and community responsibilities that apply to own role in sharing Indigenous cultural information with customers; knowing and taking responsibility for own role in safe working practices.


Using community consultation and discussion as a mechanism to update knowledge of Australian Indigenous culture.


Understanding the operating capability and demonstrating and explaining the use of Indigenous technologies to customers; selecting and using the right personal protective equipment to manage personal safety in the workplace.

Due to the high proportion of electives required by this qualification, the industry/enterprise requirements described above for each employability skill are representative of the tourism industry in general and may not reflect specific job roles. Learning and assessment strategies for this qualification should be based on the requirements of the units of competency for this qualification.

Packaging Rules


To achieve a Certificate I in Tourism (Australian Indigenous Culture), 6 units must be completed:

  • all 3 core units
  • 3 elective units:
  • elective units may be selected from the list below, or from this or another endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

In all cases selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the characteristics of this qualification.



Interpret aspects of local Australian Indigenous culture


Work in a socially diverse environment


Follow health, safety and security procedures


Accommodation Services 


Clean premises and equipment



Perform office procedures


Source and present information

Client and Customer Service 


Provide visitor information

Communication and Teamwork 


Communicate on the telephone


Carry out basic workplace calculations

Environmental Sustainability 


Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Computer Operations and ICT Management 


Develop keyboard skills



Receive and store stock

Occupational Health and Safety 


Follow workplace hygiene procedures



Sell products and services

Working in Industry  - Tourism 


Develop and update tourism industry knowledge

Examples of elective units relevant to specific job outcomes and contexts at this level are as follows:

Assistant in an Indigenous cultural centre 

SIRXSLS001A Sell products and services

SITTIND001B Develop and update tourism industry knowledge

SITXINV001A Receive and store stock