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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Guiding

  • National Course Code: SIT40216
  • TAFE NSW code: SIT40216-01V01-20ULT-001

Location – Ultimo, Marcus Clark (Building W)

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

10 Feb 2020

Hours Per Week

18

Duration

15 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

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.

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

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

It's all happening at TAFE NSW InfoFest. Register for an information session to broaden your skills set to get ahead. Can't find an Information Session for you? Enquire Online or call 131601.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date: Wednesday, 11 December 2019
Time: from 12.30pm and from 5.00pm
Location: Ultimo Campus, Marcus Clark Building (W), Level 6, room W6.20a

Or

Date: Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Time: from 12.30pm and from 5.00pm
Location: Ultimo Campus, Marcus Clark Building (W), Level 6, room W6.20a

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a full-time blended course. You will need to attend approximately 18 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 15 weeks.

You may also be required to complete approximately 19 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, research, assignment preparation (independent study, research, practice and assignments).

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:
wish to gain employment in the guiding sector of the tourism industry. Examples of guiding roles are cultural guide, heritage guide, tour guide, tour manager, tour director, interpretive guide, museum guide, nature-based site guide, attractions site guide, walking guide or winery guide.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries

This course is currently scheduled on Monday and Tuesday 9:30am to 5:00pm, Wednesday 10:00 am to 5:30pm. Friday attendance over weeks 11 and 12 only. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:
be prepared to spend up to $100 for entry fees, transport, etc. for scheduled field trips, excursions and tour projects.


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RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

Find out more about Applying and Enrolling

Core Units
Number Title
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
Number Title
SITTGDE003 Provide arrival and departure assistance
SITTGDE006 Develop and maintain the general and regional knowledge required by guides
SITTGDE007 Research and share general information on Australian Indigenous cultures
SITTGDE008 Prepare specialised interpretive content on flora, fauna and landscape
SITTIND001 Source and use information on the tourism and travel industry
SITTPPD002 Develop interpretive activities

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Possible job titles include:

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

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

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Course Location

Ultimo, Marcus Clark (Building W)
827-837 George Street, Sydney
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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