Qualification details

SIT40216 - Certificate IV in Guiding (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 03/Mar/2016

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes SIT40112 - Certificate IV in Guiding• Not equivalent • Entry requirement removed; additional units in core. • Non-equivalence based on redesign of qualification and changes to core. 02/Mar/2016


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
BSBREL401 - Establish networksEstablish networks Elective
BSBREL402 - Build client relationships and business networksBuild client relationships and business networks Elective
BSBSUS201 - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practicesParticipate in environmentally sustainable work practices Elective
BSBSUS401 - Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesImplement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices Elective
CUAIND402 - Provide freelance servicesProvide freelance services Elective
HLTAID003 - Provide first aidProvide first aid Core
HLTAID005 - Provide first aid in remote situationsProvide first aid in remote situations Elective
SITTGDE001 - Interpret aspects of local Australian Indigenous cultureInterpret aspects of local Australian Indigenous culture Elective
SITTGDE002 - Work as a guideWork as a guide Core
SITTGDE003 - Provide arrival and departure assistanceProvide arrival and departure assistance Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 451412 Tour Guide 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0807 Tourism 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Tourism 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Tourist Guide,Tour Manager 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 451412 Tour Guide 09/Aug/2016 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0807 Tourism 09/Aug/2016 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 03/Mar/2016 
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Modification History

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Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use a broad range of specialist guiding skills combined with a substantial depth of subject matter knowledge to deliver tours. They operate independently or with limited guidance from others and use discretion to solve non-routine problems.

This qualification provides a pathway to work as a guide in many tourism industry sectors. Guides at this level usually conduct tours that involve multiple products, services and sites involving the management of tour logistics. They are employed or contracted by inbound tour operators, outbound tour wholesalers, local tour operators, or they may be owner-operators of small tourism or travel businesses.

Possible job titles include:

  • cultural guide
  • heritage guide
  • interpretive guide
  • nature-based guide
  • tour director
  • tour guide
  • tour manager
  • walking guide.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

17 units must be completed:

  • 11 core units
  • 6 elective units, consisting of:
  • 4 units from the list below
  • 2 units from the list below, elsewhere in the SIT 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

SITTGDE002

Work as a guide

SITTGDE004

Lead tour groups

SITTGDE005

Prepare and present tour commentaries or activities

SITTGDE011

Coordinate and operate tours

SITTGDE012

Manage extended touring programs

SITXCCS007

Enhance customer service experiences

SITXCOM002

Show social and cultural sensitivity

SITXCOM005

Manage conflict

SITXWHS001

Participate in safe work practices

SITXWHS002

Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks

Elective units 

Communication and Customer Service 

SITXCOM004

Address protocol requirements

SITXCRI001

Respond to a customer in crisis

Environmental Sustainability 

BSBSUS201

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

BSBSUS401

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

First Aid 

HLTAID005

Provide first aid in remote situations

Food Safety 

SITXFSA001

Use hygienic practices for food safety

Guiding 

SITTGDE001

Interpret aspects of local Australian Indigenous culture

SITTGDE003

Provide arrival and departure assistance

SITTGDE006

Develop and maintain the general and regional knowledge required by guides

SITTGDE007

Research and share information on Australian Indigenous cultures

SITTGDE008

Prepare specialised interpretive content on flora, fauna and landscape

SITTGDE009

Prepare specialised interpretive content on marine environments

SITTGDE010

Prepare specialised interpretive content on cultural and heritage environments

Human Resource Management 

SITXHRM001

Coach others in job skills

Languages other than English 

SITXLAN004

Conduct complex oral communication in a language other than English

SITXLAN005

Read and write information in a language other than English

SITXLAN006

Read and write documents in a language other than English

Marketing and Public Relations 

BSBREL401

Establish networks

BSBREL402

Build client relationships and business networks

Planning and Product Development 

SITTPPD002

Develop interpretive activities

SITTPPD003

Coordinate and operate sustainable tourism activities

SITTPPD004

Develop in-house recreational activities

Tour Operations 

SITTTOP001

Load touring equipment and supplies

SITTTOP002

Provide outdoor catering

SITTTOP003

Allocate tour or activity resources

SITTTOP004

Set up and operate a camp site

SITTTOP005

Operate tours in a remote area

TLIB2003

Carry out vehicle servicing and maintenance

TLIC1051

Operate commercial vehicle

TLIC2025

Operate four wheel drive vehicle

TLIC3042

Operate coach/bus

Tourism Sales and Operations 

SITTTSL002

Access and interpret product information

SITTTSL003

Provide advice on international destinations

SITTTSL004

Provide advice on Australian destinations

SITTTSL005

Sell tourism products and services

SITTTSL009

Process travel-related documentation

Working in Industry 

CUAIND402

Provide freelance services

SITTIND001

Source and use information on the tourism and travel industry

Qualification Mapping Information

No equivalent qualification.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=68c40a93-e51d-4e0f-bc06-899dff092694

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