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0.5 year/s

This program is delivered over a period of 6 to 12 months. The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.

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Alice Springs, Online

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Welcome to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Online Tour Guide Accreditation course information.

As part of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Plan of management which includes "enriching and memorable experiences for visitors and a strong and successful partnership between traditional owners, governments and the tourism industry...", an entry-level course providing tour guides with essential information about Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park has been developed.

Parks Australia advised that from 1 April 2011 it will become a permit requirement for all commercial tour operators that any guides leading tours within Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park have successfully completed the course. Details of individual guide's certification details will be recorded on the commercial permit application and enforcement of this condition will be carried out in the Park from the commencement of the permit period.

The entry-level training and assessment will cover the key areas of visitor safety, understanding the park's natural and cultural values and history, and minimising environmental impact and legal compliance.

Park staff, Anangu traditional owners of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and the tourism industry have been involved in developing the course, which has been endorsed by the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Board of Management.

In developing the training program, Parks Australia and Charles Darwin University worked with tour operators and guides to ensure that the delivery of the course is tailored to the business and operational needs of the tourism industry.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors include:
>Cultural guide
>Heritage guide
>Historical guide
>Interpretive guide
>Site guide
>Tour guide

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill recognition

Skills recognition is not applicable to this course. CDU's short courses are highly targeted courses designed to help you improve a specific skill. They will help you improve your career prospects, maintain currency in your field, or allow you to try out something completely new.


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 SIT30116 Certificate III in Tourism, SIT30316 Certificate III in Guiding, or higher level qualifications from the SIT Training Package.


2022 Course fee for students who are eligible for an NT Government supported place is $431.80 OR $272.00 (with completed VTP230 Kakadu Knowledge for Tour Guides), and for students who are not eligible is $575.00 OR $325.00 (with completed VTP230 Kakadu Knowledge for Tour Guides).

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What will I study?

To achieve the Vocational Training Program - VTP229 Uluru & Kata Tjuta Knowledge for Tour Guides a total of THREE (3) units of competency must be completed as listed below. This training program covers 3 units of competency taken from the SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package, which is recognised nationwide.

Course structure

Students will be issued with a 'Statement of Attainment' upon the successful completion.

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 127.

CodeModule/Unit of CompetencyHours
SITTGDE007Research and share general information on Australian Indigenous cultures80
SITXWHS001Participate in safe work practices12
SITXCCS002Provide visitor information35
 Total nominal hours for this training program127


Entry requirements

Admission criteria

CDU Domestic Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

A pre-enrolment process to establish suitability to undertake the course and to determine support requirements will be conducted, which will include a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

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Course details


This is a non-award course and a Statement of Attainment will be issued for nationally recognised units of competency successfully completed.

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Location and study mode

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

Locations: Alice Springs, Online

Study Mode: On-campus, Online

Locations and modes offered are available throughout the year subject to demand.

Additional information

Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
Occupation types
Tour Guide
Area of study
Tourism and Hospitality

Contact details Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

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