Tourism and Hospitality

SIT40216 Certificate IV in Guiding

SIT40216 Certificate IV in Guiding is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to work as adventure tour guides.  It builds on the knowledge and skills gained through completion of the Certificate III in Guiding, and adds on skill-sets for a multi-day bushwalking guide, day sea kayaking guide, and a cycle touring and mountain bike guide.

Students undertaking this course will also have an opportunity to attain a SIS30410 Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation.

Graduates completing a Certificate III & IV in Guiding at the Drysdale South Campus have an excellent opportunity to gain employment as Adventure Tour Guides. Tourism operators in Tasmania highly value this course, and seek out our graduates each year to employ.

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Career Opportunities

Job outcomes for people with this qualification include:

  • Bushwalking guide
  • Sea kayaking guide
  • Cycle-touring guide
  • Mountain-bike guide

Dates and Times

SOUTH
Hobart, Drysdale Campus

Applicant should have a Certificate III in Guiding, OR substantial experience working as a tour guide; and a very good level of physical fitness. It is highly recommended that you enrol in and complete the Certificate III in Guiding in Hobart first.

Learning Options

Based at Hobart, Drysdale Campus, the course consists of a combination of lectures, field excursions and practical activities. The course includes a substantial practical componenet at field sites around Tasmania.

The field sites will include:

  • Overland Track
  • Walls of Jerusalem National Park
  • Tasman Pensinsula
  • East Coast

The course will focus on trip planning; leadership and group management; risk management; wilderness first aid; search and rescue; communication equipment; on and off-track navigation; weather interpretation; multi-day bushwalking; single-day sea kayaking; cycle touring and mountain biking skills.

Assessment Process

Your knowledge and skills will be assessed using a combination of the following methods:

  • Assignments and project work
  • Presentations and briefings
  • Practical exercises
  • Scenarios
  • Demonstration of activity skills, group management skills and first aid skills

Recognition

For further details please refer to www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/recognition/

Resources and Equipment

The program will provide:

  • Bus and trailer
  • packs, tents and stoves
  • Sea kayaks
  • Paddles, PFDs, cags, wetsuits
  • Mountain bikes
  • Communication equipment
  • First aid kits

Students will need to provide:

All personal clothing including thermals, warm wear, waterproofs, sturdy walking boots

  • Backpack (large volume)
  • Sleeping bag (4 season)
  • Insulation mat (4 season)
  • Lightweight tent (4 season)
  • Head torch

Fees and Payments

For further details please refer to www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/fees-and-payments/

Pre-requisites

It is highly recommended that you enrol in and complete the Certificate III in Guiding in Hobart first.

Applicant should have a Certificate III in Guiding, OR substantial experience working as a tour guide; and a very good level of physical fitness before enrolling in the Certificate IV.

Qualification Requirements

To successfully complete this qualification you need 11 core and 6 electives.

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