Certificate IV in Guiding
Guiding course details
Course description and aims
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.
Course outcomes and careers
Enrol at any location
Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.
Wednesday, 21 June, from 11.00am to 1:00pm OR 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Ultimo Campus, Marcus Clark Campus (Building W), 827-837 George Street, Level 6, Room W6.07
You will need to attend approximately 15 hours of class a week over 3 days per week. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:30am to 5:00pm (weeks 1-12 only).
To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled
GET YOUR UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER (USI)
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
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW 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.
PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE
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
|Number||Subject name||Nominal hours|
|SITTGDE011||Coordinate and operate tours||70|
|SITTGDE006||Develop and maintain the general and regional knowledge required by guides||100|
|SITTPPD002||Develop interpretive activities||60|
|SITXCCS007||Enhance customer service experiences||40|
|SITXWHS002||Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks||30|
|SITTGDE004||Lead tour groups||30|
|SITTGDE012||Manage extended touring programs||70|
|SITXWHS001||Participate in safe work practices||12|
|SITTGDE005||Prepare and present tour commentaries or activities||70|
|SITTGDE009||Prepare specialised interpretive content on marine environments||80|
|SITTGDE003||Provide arrival and departure assistance||20|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid||18|
|SITTGDE007||Research and share general information on Australian Indigenous cultures||80|
|SITXCOM002||Show social and cultural sensitivity||20|
|SITTIND001||Source and use information on the tourism and travel industry||25|
|SITTGDE002||Work as a guide||90|