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 SIT30316 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 SIT303165 Certificate III in Guiding and SIT40216 Certificate IV in Guiding 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.

A snapshot of our program is available on our Facebook page.

Career Opportunities

This course may lead to the following career opportunities:

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

Location, dates and times

Hobart, Drysdale Campus

  • Next Intake:  2020
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Learning Options

This course is delivered on campus and in the field. The course includes a substantial practical component at field sites around Tasmania.

The field sites will include:

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

Assessment Process

Assessments are designed to help you demonstrate your skills and knowledge. They allow us to confirm you can perform to the standard required in the workplace, to meet all of the requirements of the course.

Examples of assessments for this course may include:

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

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.

For further details please refer to our Recognition of Prior Learning page.

Fees and Payments

For further fee and payment information visit our Fees and Payment page.

What will I need to bring?

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

The program will provide:

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

Are there any ‘other’ costs?

Uniform:  $100  (Smitten merino zip neck)
Resources:  $64
Materials:  $49
Excursion:  $337
Total Cost:  $550

Essential Requirements

Applicant should have a SIT30316 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 SIT30316 Certificate III in Guiding in Hobart first.


Contact us today to find out if this is the right course for you.

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available at our Student Support Services page.


SIT40216 Certificate IV in Guiding.

Qualification Requirements

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


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