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SIT40107

Certificate IV in Tourism (Guiding)

Qualification description

This qualification provides training in a broad range of highly-developed technical guiding skills or specialisation skills in the field where tourism products and services are delivered such as any destination, local or regional area, tourist precinct, site, attraction or onboard form of transportation. It reflects the role of individuals who use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of contexts. They apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They may provide leadership and guidance to others with some responsibility for the output of others.

  • Government Funding Available: TAS
  • Potential Course Delivery: Classroom, E-Learning, Blended Learning, Work Place Learning, Distance, Recognition of Prior Learning
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This qualification could be applied to the following jobs:

  • Training plan

    JOB DESCRIPTION: Employees apply a broad range of skills including evaluation and planning, leadership and guidance to others and may be required to communicate in a language other than English.

      • Core Units - 11 required
      • Work with colleagues and customers
      • Work in a socially diverse environment
      • Follow health, safety and security procedures
      • Identify hazards, and assess and control safety risks
      • Work as a guide
      • Coordinate and operate a tour
      • Lead tour groups
      • Prepare and present tour commentaries or activities
      • Develop and maintain the general and regional knowledge required by guides
      • Develop and update tourism industry knowledge
      • Apply first aid
      • Elective Units - 7 required
      • Provide arrival and departure assistance
      • Manage extended touring programs
      • Research and share general information on Australian Indigenous cultures
      • Operate an online information system
      • Access and interpret product information
      • Source and provide international destination information and advice
      • Source and provide Australian destination information and advice OR
      • Sell tourism products and services
  • Training plan

    JOB DESCRIPTION: Employees specialise in a particular city or region. They provide detailed information to visitors on Australian Indigenous culture and prepare specialised interpretive content on cultural and heritage environments. They organise or coordinate all aspects of the tour from arrival and departure assistance, to leading the tour group to communicating in another language.

      • Core Units - 11 required
      • Work with colleagues and customers
      • Work in a socially diverse environment
      • Follow health, safety and security procedures
      • Identify hazards, and assess and control safety risks
      • Work as a guide
      • Coordinate and operate a tour
      • Lead tour groups
      • Prepare and present tour commentaries or activities
      • Develop and maintain the general and regional knowledge required by guides
      • Develop and update tourism industry knowledge
      • Apply first aid
      • Elective Units - 7 required
      • Provide arrival and departure assistance
      • Research and share general information on Australian Indigenous cultures
      • Prepare specialised interpretive content on cultural and heritage environments
      • Operate an online information system
      • Access and interpret product information
      • Sell tourism products and services
      • Conduct complex workplace oral communication in a language other than English
  • Training plan

    JOB DESCRIPTION: Employees operate with significant autonomy and responsibility in remote areas. This includes operating extended tours, setting up camp sites, minimising the environmental impact of the tour, providing first aid in remote situations and preparing specialised interpretive content on flora, fauna and landscape.

      • Core Units - 11 required
      • Work with colleagues and customers
      • Work in a socially diverse environment
      • Follow health, safety and security procedures
      • Identify hazards, and assess and control safety risks
      • Work as a guide
      • Coordinate and operate a tour
      • Lead tour groups
      • Prepare and present tour commentaries or activities
      • Develop and maintain the general and regional knowledge required by guides
      • Develop and update tourism industry knowledge
      • Apply first aid
      • Elective Units - 7 required
      • Provide first aid in remote situation
      • Manage extended touring programs
      • Prepare specialised interpretive content on flora, fauna and landscape
      • Plan and implement minimal impact operations
      • Load touring equipment and conduct pre-departure checks
      • Set up and operate a camp site
      • Operate tours in a remote area
  • Training plan

    JOB DESCRIPTION: Employees instruct and guide individuals and groups in outdoor recreation activities such as bicycle touring, bushwalking, canoeing, caving, cross country skiing, horse trekking, rafting, rock climbing and sailing. Note - this is not a training role as there is no intention of imparting skills or knowledge to clients beyond that which is necessary to enable their safe participation in the activity.

      • Core Units - 11 required
      • Work with colleagues and customers
      • Work in a socially diverse environment
      • Follow health, safety and security procedures
      • Identify hazards, and assess and control safety risks
      • Work as a guide
      • Coordinate and operate a tour
      • Lead tour groups
      • Prepare and present tour commentaries or activities
      • Develop and maintain the general and regional knowledge required by guides
      • Develop and update tourism industry knowledge
      • Apply first aid
      • Elective Units - 7 required
      • Research and share general information on Australian Indigenous cultures
      • Plan and implement minimal impact operations
      • Plan and develop interpretive activities
      • Load touring equipment and conduct pre-departure checks
      • Operate tours in a remote area
      • Demonstrate simple kayaking skills
      • Apply basic outdoor recreation logistics
  • Training plan

    JOB DESCRIPTION: Employees work as both tour guides and drivers of buses or limousines. They coordinate and operate the tour and provide general and regional knowledge to clients.

      • Core Units - 11 required
      • Work with colleagues and customers
      • Work in a socially diverse environment
      • Follow health, safety and security procedures
      • Identify hazards, and assess and control safety risks
      • Work as a guide
      • Coordinate and operate a tour
      • Lead tour groups
      • Prepare and present tour commentaries or activities
      • Develop and maintain the general and regional knowledge required by guides
      • Develop and update tourism industry knowledge
      • Apply first aid
      • Elective Units - 7 required
      • Provide arrival and departure assistance
      • Operate an online information system
      • Access and interpret product information
      • Sell tourism products and services
      • Conduct complex workplace oral communication in a language other than English
      • Drive vehicle
      • Drive coach/bus

Possible Career Pathways for:

Tour Manager, Local Guide, Remote Area Guide, Outdoor Recreation Guide, Driver Guide

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