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Vocational Education & Training

SIT10116 Certificate I in Tourism (Australian Indigenous Culture)

2021

Not available to international students.
Overview

SIT10116

Alice Springs, Palmerston, Remote

Estimated completion time: 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. Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.

* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time

CDU Reference
Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY
Occupation types
Tourist Information Officer

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.

Infection control, including COVID-19 measures and the associated restrictions, have been implemented, to ensure the safety and well-being of students, lecturing staff and the wider community.

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 pathways

Skills 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. <br />

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.

Entry requirements

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.

All VET International applicants are required to meet the English language proficiency for their chosen course of study.

  • This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package.

  • 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.

Contact details

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

Course structure

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.

PALMERSTON

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 197.
 

Code Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
SITTGDE001 Interpret aspects of local Australian Indigenous culture
100
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices
12
  Total nominal hours for core units
112
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
SITXCCS001 Provide customer information and assistance
20
SITXCOM001 Source and present information
10
SITXCOM002 Show social and cultural sensitivity (unnamed)
20
SITXCCS002 Provide 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.
 

Code Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
SITTGDE001 Interpret aspects of local Australian Indigenous culture
100
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices
12
  Total nominal hours for core units
112
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
SITXCCS001 Provide customer information and assistance
20
BSBCMM201 Communicate in the workplace
40
SITXCOM001 Source and present information
10
SITXCOM003 Provide a briefing or scripted commentary (unnamed)
20
  Total nominal hours for elective units
90
  Total nominal hours for the qualification
202

 

Course fees

Domestic Students
2021 Indicative fees for this course:

VET Tuition Fees: $689.50 (for students who are eligible and receive an NT domestic subsidised place); or
Domestic Full Fees: $2,955.00 (for domestic full fee places).
Fees will vary according to your choice of units.

Please note: a limited number of NT Government subsidy places are available for eligible NT domestic students so contact us now to secure your place for 2021.

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

Domestic full fees

VET full fees are applicable to this course.
2021: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses are available in the VET Student Guide.
 

VET tuition fees

NT Government subsidised places are available for this course.
2021: VET Tuition Fees for 2021 will be charged at $3.50 per nominal hour for subsidised training. More detailed Information about 2021 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents will be published in the 2021 VET Student Guide or VET Fees.

International Students

Everything you need to know to get started

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Admission requirements for domestic students

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How to apply for international students

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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.

Find a CDU agent partner

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

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To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.