Certificate I in Tourism (Australian Indigenous Culture)

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This qualification reflects the role of individuals who participate in a range of routine and predictable tourism work activities. They work under close supervision and are given clear directions to complete tasks.

General Course Information

Course CodeSIT10116
FacultyVET
SectorVocational Education & Training - VET
AwardCertificate I
Apprenticeship availableNo
Year Offered2017 - Intake offered to new and continuing students
Full Time Equivalent (FTE)1
Units RequiredTotal 6Core 2Elective 4
Nominal HoursMinimum 167Maximum 202
Last updateMonday, 31 October 2016 02:07 pm
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Course Information Contact

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Emailstudent.support@batchelor.edu.au

Course's Descriptors


Course Objectives

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who participate in a range of routine and predictable tourism work activities. They work under close supervision and are given clear directions to complete tasks. This qualification provides a pathway to work in a range of job roles in the tourism industry in organisations with an Indigenous focus. These include tour operators or operators of a site or cultural or heritage centre. Individuals may have a very specific role, as an Australian Indigenous person or other individual approved of by local elders to share aspects of their culture with visitors in a formal or informal way.

Course Requirements

Learners may be required to travel to BIITE campuses at Batchelor or Desert Peoples Centre for residential workshops, as well as to participate in field trips/excursions, such as to a National Park. To achieve a Certificate I in Tourism (Australian Indigenous Cultutre) a total of SIX (6) units of competency must be completed. This comprises of TWO (2) core units of competency and FOUR (4) elective units of competency as outlined in the packaging rules.

Unit Summary

Unit CodeTitleHours
Core Units
SITTGDE001Interpret aspects of local Australian Indigenous Culture100
SITXWHS001Participate in safe work practices12
Elective Units
SITXCCS002Provide visitor information35
BSBWOR203Work effectively with others15
AHCPCM201Recognise plants40
AHCFAU201Recognise fauna40

Individual Unit's Descriptors


Core


Interpret aspects of local Australian Indigenous Culture

Code - SITTGDE001 Contact Hours - 100
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to share information about a specific local Australian Indigenous culture. It is this localised focus that distinguishes this unit from SITTGDE007 Research and share information on Australian Indigenous cultures. The unit recognises that there is no single Australian Indigenous culture and emphasises the importance of local cultural knowledge, appropriate behaviour and local community consultation. This unit applies to those people who are able to share local Australian Indigenous cultural knowledge with others. They may work at many different levels, as cultural knowledge has no direct relationship with organisational levels of responsibility. The local Australian Indigenous cultural knowledge necessary to achieve competency in this unit may only be accessible to those individuals who identify as elders or who are authorised by local elders on behalf of their communities. There are many different Indigenous language groups in Australia, therefore the focus of cultural interpretation will vary and should ultimately be decided in consultation with elders on behalf of the local community.

Participate in safe work practices

Code - SITXWHS001 Contact Hours - 12
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to incorporate safe work practices into own workplace activities. It requires the ability to follow predetermined health, safety and security procedures and to participate in organisational work health and safety (WHS) management practices.

Elective


Provide visitor information

Code - SITXCCS002 Contact Hours - 35
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to access general information on facilities, products and services available in the local area and to provide this to visitors. The unit applies to frontline service personnel working in a range of tourism, travel, hospitality, entertainment and cultural contexts. Information is often provided face-to-face, but may be by telephone or other remote mechanisms. It applies to frontline service personnel who routinely respond to visitor requests for general local area information. They may be working independently or with guidance from others in restaurants, hotels, wineries, attractions, entertainment venues, tour operations, visitor information centres and at tour desks.

Work effectively with others

Code - BSBWOR203 Contact Hours - 15
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work cooperatively with others and deal effectively with issues, problems and conflict. It applies to individuals who perform a range of routine tasks using a limited range of practical skills, and a fundamental knowledge of teamwork in a defined context under direct supervision or with limited individual responsibility.

Recognise plants

Code - AHCPCM201 Contact Hours - 40
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise commonly encountered plants. Plants include desired species as well as weeds. It applies to individuals who work under general supervision and exercise limited autonomy with some accountability for their own work. They undertake defined activities and work in a structured context.

Recognise fauna

Code - AHCFAU201 Contact Hours - 40
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise and record fauna that are commonly encountered when undertaking agricultural, horticultural and land management activities. This unit applies to supervised workers in land management projects.
Course Authorisation
Last updateMonday, 31 October 2016 02:07 pm
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