Certificate III in Guiding

Certificate III   NRT
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Start date:
Mon 12 Feb 2018
 –   Ultimo
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  • Guiding course details

    Course description and aims

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

    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, tourist precincts, marine and national parks, wineries, or on board day or extended cruise vessels.

    Possible job titles include:
    - cultural guide
    - heritage guide
    - historical guide
    - interpretive guide
    - museum guide
    - nature-based site guide
    - site guide
    - tour guide
    - walking guide
    - winery guide.

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

    Course outcomes and careers

    Possible job titles include:
    - cultural guide
    - heritage guide
    - historical guide
    - interpretive guide
    - museum guide
    - nature-based site guide
    - site guide
    - tour guide
    - walking guide
    - winery guide.

    Entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

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    Full Time
    Course start:
    Mon 12 Feb 2018
    Course duration:
    12 Weeks
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    16 Hours per week
    Smart and Skilled First Qual:
    Smart and Skilled Second Qual:
    Course Fee:
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    About offering:


    Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    Wednesday 6th December 2017 OR Wednesday 24th January 2018 from 11.00am to 1:00pm OR 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Ultimo College, Marcus Clark Building, 827 George Street, Railway Square, Building W, Level 6, Travel and Tourism, Room W6.07

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 18 hours of class a week over 3 days for 12 weeks. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9:30am - 4:30pm

    How to enrol or apply:

    To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled


    Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).

    Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling

    Fee information:


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

    The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

    For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.


    Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance


    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.

    Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition

    Other Information:

    This course offers a pathway from a Diploma or Advanced Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management into the Bachelor of Event and Tourism Management.

    This is a seamless transition into the second year of the Bachelor of Event and Tourism Management with 24 credit points. You will be studying at TAFE NSW St Leonards campus for two years and graduating with a degree from the University of Canberra.


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    SITTGDE006Develop and maintain the general and regional knowledge required by guides100
    SITXWHS002Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks30
    SITTGDE004Lead tour groups30
    SITXWHS001Participate in safe work practices12
    SITTGDE005Prepare and present tour commentaries or activities70
    SITTGDE008Prepare specialised interpretive content on flora, fauna and landscape80
    SITTGDE003Provide arrival and departure assistance20
    HLTAID003Provide first aid18
    SITXCCS006Provide service to customers25
    SITTGDE007Research and share general information on Australian Indigenous cultures80
    SITXCOM002Show social and cultural sensitivity20
    SITTIND001Source and use information on the tourism and travel industry25
    SITTGDE002Work as a guide90



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