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Key details

Duration

1 year/s

This program is delivered over a period of three (3) x one (1) week blocks.The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.

Intake

Locations

Alice Springs, Palmerston, Remote
Not available to international students.

Course code

SIT10116

Overview


This qualification may be superseded during 2023. Further information about the new qualification will be published as soon as it becomes available.

This qualification provides students with the skills and knowledge to be competent in basic practical tourism skills. The qualification is entry level and may provide a pathway to a range of jobs in the tourism and hospitality industries, in particular, in enterprises with an Indigenous focus.

Work would be undertaken in an office environment where the planning of tourism products and services takes place, in the field where tourism products are delivered, or a combination of both. The field includes any destination, local or regional area, tourist precinct, site, attraction, or on-board form of transportation. The qualification is suitable for an apprenticeship pathway and for VET for Secondary Students delivery.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as SIT10116 include:
>assistant in an Indigenous cultural centre
>assistant Indigenous guide
>Indigenous storyteller.

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact Student Central on 1800 061 963 (free call) or email Student.Central@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer

Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.

In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline.

Further training pathways from this qualification include but are not limited to 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.

People with this qualification may work in specialist tourism or cultural enterprises that deliver Australian Indigenous experiences. They may be a tour operator or may operate a site or cultural or heritage centre. The qualification reflects the specific role of an Australian Indigenous person or other individual approved of by local elders who shares aspects of his or her culture with visitors in an informal way.

Fees

2023 course fee for students who are eligible for an NT Government supported place range from $295.50 - $303.00, and for students who are not eligible range from $2,462.50 - $2,525.00 dependent on the units chosen.

VET fee exempt

Exemptions apply to VET tuition fees for NTG supported courses only.

At the time of enrolment, students in these categories will be exempt from paying tuition fees:

  • Recipient of a Centrelink payment
  • Recipient of a Veteran's Affairs payment
  • Enrolled Secondary Students
  • Permanent residents with refugee or humanitarian status

Certified copy of the evidence must be provided at the time of enrolment.

If your course is delivered in a location that is listed on the NTG’s Location Categories for VET Funded Programs, with remote as the location category you may be eligible for the Remote 2 Location tuition fee exemption.

Delivery allowance for VET funded programs

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"Study with the Territory's largest provider of Vocational Education and Training (VET) and gain industry-ready skills and experience. Whether you're a high school student or a working professional, we've got the courses and qualifications you want plus the support and flexibility you need to succeed.

  • Learn from expert lecturers and industry professionals
  • Access to first-class facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning to qualify faster"
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Why study at CDU?

"Study with the Northern Territory's largest provider of Vocational Education and Training (VET) and gain industry-ready skills and experience.

  • Learn from expert lecturers and industry professionals
  • Access to first-class facilities - Recognition of prior learning accepted
  • Packages into higher education available for most courses"

What will I study?

To achieve a CERTIFICATE I in TOURISM (AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS CULTURE) a total of SIX (6) units of competency must be completed comprising TWO (2) Core and FOUR (4) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

Course structure

PALMERSTON

The total Nominal Hours for the sequences listed below are 197 - 202.
 

CodeModule/Unit of Competency
Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
SITTGDE001Interpret aspects of local Australian Indigenous culture
100
SITXWHS001Participate in safe work practices
12
 Total nominal hours for core units
112
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
SITXCCS001Provide customer information and assistance
20
SITXCOM001Source and present information
10
SITXCOM002Show social and cultural sensitivity (unnamed)
20
SITXCCS002Provide visitor information (unnamed)
35
 Total nominal hours for elective units
85
 Total nominal hours for the qualification
197

 

ALICE SPRINGS

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 202.
 

CodeModule/Unit of Competency
Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
SITTGDE001Interpret aspects of local Australian Indigenous culture
100
SITXWHS001Participate in safe work practices
12
 Total nominal hours for core units
112
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
SITXCCS001Provide customer information and assistance
20
BSBCMM201Communicate in the workplace
40
SITXCOM001Source and present information
10
SITXCOM003Provide a briefing or scripted commentary (unnamed)
20
 Total nominal hours for elective units
90
 Total nominal hours for the qualification
202

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

CDU Domestic Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. However, all potential applicants will need to demonstrate an appropriate level of language and literacy skills and knowledge to undertake this qualification.

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The lecturers really care about us, and CDU has really good equipment to support our study. If you really want to join this course, you must know that everyone can cook, but not everyone can be a chef.

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Course details

Accreditation

This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package.
This qualification may be superseded during 2023. Further information about the new qualification will be published as soon as it becomes available.

VET for secondary schools

VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

Select VSS for more detail about this program.

Away from base

AFB: This is an approved Away From Base (AFB) 'mixed-mode' course.For further information about AFB see www.cdu.edu.au/afb

Employability skills

Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

Location and study mode

Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Locations: Alice Springs, Palmerston, Remote

Study Mode: On campus

Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Additional information

Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY
Occupation types
Tourist Information Officer
Area of study
Tourism and Hospitality

Contact details

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

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How to apply

How to apply for domestic students

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Admission requirements for domestic students

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How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

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