Qualification details

SIT30513 - Certificate III in Guiding (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 11/Oct/2013

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to SIT30316 - Certificate III in Guiding• Equivalent 02/Mar/2016
Supersedes and is equivalent to SIT30507 - Certificate III in Tourism (Guiding)The SIT07 Tourism, Hospitality and Events Training Package and its component qualifications and units of competency were superseded by the release of the replacement SIT12 Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package Version 1 on 18 January 2013. 17/Jan/2013
Supersedes and is equivalent to SIT30512 - Certificate III in GuidingIntent of the qualification remains unchanged. HLTFA311A Apply first aid replaced with HLTAID003 Provide first aid. 10/Oct/2013

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBSUS201A - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practicesParticipate in environmentally sustainable work practices Elective
HLTAID003 - Provide first aidProvide first aid Core
SIRXMER201 - Merchandise productsMerchandise products Elective
SIRXSLS002A - Advise on products and servicesAdvise on products and services Elective
SIRXSLS201 - Sell products and servicesSell products and services Elective
SITHFAB201 - Provide responsible service of alcoholProvide responsible service of alcohol Elective
SITHFAB302 - Conduct a product tasting for alcoholic beveragesConduct a product tasting for alcoholic beverages Elective
SITHFAB305 - Provide advice on Australian winesProvide advice on Australian wines Elective
SITHFAB307 - Provide table service of food and beverageProvide table service of food and beverage Elective
SITTGDE101 - Interpret aspects of local Australian Indigenous cultureInterpret aspects of local Australian Indigenous culture Elective
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Classifications

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 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Tourism 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Local Tour Guide,Adventure Tour Guide,Winery Guide 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 451412 Tour Guide 05/Mar/2014 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6397-15 Tour Guide 05/Mar/2014 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0807 Tourism 05/Mar/2014 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 11/Oct/2013 
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Modification History

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Version 

Comments 

1.0

Replaces and is equivalent to SIT30512 Certificate III in Guiding.

Intent of the qualification remains unchanged.

HLTFA311A Apply first aid replaced with HLTAID003 Provide first aid.

Description

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

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.

Job roles 

This qualification provides a pathway to work as a guide in many tourism industry sectors. Guides at this level usually work in particular areas or sites, including attractions, cultural and heritage sites, in tourist precincts, in marine and national parks, in wineries or onboard day or extended cruise vessels.

Possible job titles include:

  • cultural guide
  • heritage guide
  • interpretive guide
  • museum guide
  • nature-based site guide
  • site guide
  • tour guide
  • walking guide
  • winery guide.

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification 

It is recommended that people entering this qualification are able to demonstrate the effective interpersonal communication skills required to succeed as a guide.

Pathways from the qualification 

After achieving SIT30513 Certificate III in Guiding, individuals could progress to SIT40112 Certificate IV in Guiding.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of endorsement.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Employability Skills Summary

Employability Skill 

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include: 

Communication

Communicating with tourism operators to determine specific needs of customer groups to deliver tailored information; interpreting and providing clear and accurate information in tour commentaries; interpreting verbal and written operational information to ensure smooth delivery of tour or activity; negotiating acceptable solutions to customer problems and complaints.

Initiative and enterprise

Adapting to emerging operational situations and problems by initiating effective operational responses to ensure smooth tour delivery; identifying and suggesting ways to improve operational and service efficiency; suggesting ideas for new or improved products for the tourism operator.

Learning

Knowing own skill and knowledge strengths and weaknesses; sourcing ongoing learning opportunities and information to regularly update required guiding knowledge; sharing information with colleagues.

Planning and organising

Collecting, analysing and organising customer, product and procedural information to allow for smooth delivery of tour or activity; collecting, analysing and selecting appropriate guiding information to meet the needs of the specific customer group; pacing the delivery of tour and information to meet the operational and customer service requirements.

Problem-solving

Responding to problems that arise with tour or activity by making adjustments that minimise disruption to customers and provide a quality tourism experience; identifying and clarifying the extent of problems that arise during the tour or activity, taking responsibility for solving operational and service issues; referring high-level problems to tourism operators and participating in the solution; using discretion and judgement as well as predetermined policies and procedures to guide solutions to operational and service problems.

Self-management

Understanding and following policies and procedures for legal compliance; acting through self-direction and organising own work time and priorities when preparing for and delivering tours or activities; working independently to deliver the tour or activity;

taking responsibility servicing the tourism customer and for resolving service difficulties; thinking about own work performance and seeking feedback and guidance from tourism operators on success in effectively servicing the needs of tour or activity participants.

Teamwork

Working as a skilled team member to deliver the quality service goals of the tourism operator; taking responsibility for own role in delivering the tour or activity and servicing the needs of group members; leading the tour or activity participants as a team, providing instructions and building group cohesion.

Technology

Understanding the operating capability of, selecting and using technologies that assist in preparing participant information and delivering tours or activities such as computer systems and software, microphones, recreational and entertainment equipment; correctly using equipment to manage personal safety in the workplace.

Packaging Rules

13 units must be completed:

  • 9 core units
  • 4 elective units, consisting of:
  • 2 unit from the list below
  • 2 units from the list below, elsewhere in SIT12 Training Package, or any other current Training Package or accredited course.

The selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.

Core units 

HLTAID003 Provide first aid

SITTGDE301 Work as a guide

SITTGDE303 Lead tour groups

SITTGDE304 Prepare and present tour commentaries or activities

SITTGDE305 Develop and maintain the general and regional knowledge required by guides

SITXCCS303 Provide service to customers

SITXCOM201 Show social and cultural sensitivity

SITXWHS101 Participate in safe work practices

SITXWHS301 Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks

Elective units 

Communication and Teamwork 

SITXCOM301 Address protocol requirements

Environmental Sustainability 

BSBSUS201A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Finance 

SITXFIN201 Process financial transactions

Food and Beverage 

SITHFAB201 Provide responsible service of alcohol

SITHFAB302 Conduct a product tasting for alcoholic beverages ^

SITHFAB305 Provide advice on Australian wines ^

SITHFAB307 Provide table service of food and beverage ^*

^ Prerequisite is SITHFAB201 Provide responsible service of alcohol

* Prerequisite is SITXFSA101 Use hygienic practices for food safety

Guiding 

SITTGDE101 Interpret aspects of local Australian Indigenous culture

SITTGDE302 Provide arrival and departure assistance

SITTGDE306 Research and share general information on Australian Indigenous cultures

SITTGDE307 Prepare specialised interpretive content on flora, fauna and landscape

SITTGDE308 Prepare specialised interpretive content on marine environments

SITTGDE309 Prepare specialised interpretive content on cultural and heritage environments

Human Resource Management 

SITXHRM301 Coach others in job skills

Languages other than English 

SITXLAN22__ Conduct routine oral communication in a language other than English

SITXLAN31__ Conduct oral communication in a language other than English

SITXLAN32__ Conduct complex oral communication in a language other than English

SITXLAN33__ Read and write information in a language other than English

SITXLAN34__ Read and write documents in a language other than English

Merchandising 

SIRXMER201 Merchandise products

Sales 

SIRXSLS201 Sell products and services

SIRXSLS002A Advise on products and services

Tourism Sales and Operations 

SITTTSL202 Access and interpret product information

SITTTSL302 Provide advice on Australian destinations

Working in Industry - Tourism 

SITTIND201 Source and use information on the tourism and travel industry

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

Nature-based site guide 

BSBSUS201A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

SITTGDE306 Research and share general information on Australian Indigenous cultures

SITTGDE307 Prepare specialised interpretive content on flora, fauna and landscape

SITXLAN22__ Conduct routine oral communication in a language other than English

Site guide  

SIRXSLS201 Sell products and services

SITTGDE306 Research and share general information on Australian Indigenous cultures

SITTGDE309 Prepare specialised interpretive content on cultural and heritage environments

SITXLAN32__ Conduct complex oral communication in a language other than English

Winery guide 

SITHFAB201 Provide responsible service of alcohol

SITHFAB302 Conduct a product tasting for alcoholic beverages

SITHFAB305 Provide advice on Australian wines

SITXFIN201 Process financial transactions

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