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SIT10116 Certificate I in Tourism (Australian Indigenous Culture)

National ID: SIT10116 State ID: AZW5
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Share your culture with a specialised career in tourism.

Share your knowledge and experience of Australian indigenous culture with a nationally recognised tourism qualification. This course prepares you for a career as an Indigenous guide/cultural assistant in the tourism industry. 

Throughout this course, you will learn how to interpret aspects of local indigenous culture, provide an engaging service to customers, create tourism briefings and scripted commentary, and work as part of a team. This course also covers basic first aid response. 

This course was designed to provide you with a solid foundation of the tourism industry and build your confidence to share knowledge about country to domestic holidaymakers and international tourists alike. 

Throughout this course, you will gain skills in: 

  • Interpreting aspects of local indigenous culture 
  • Providing visitor information, assisting and engaging with customers 
  • Creating tourism briefings and/or scripted commentary 
  • Working safely and effectively as part of a team 
  • First aid response
  • You wish to pass on knowledge and share experiences of Australian indigenous culture 
  • You are passionate about tourism in the North West 
  • You have a specific tourism role, as an Australian Indigenous person or other individual approved by local elders to share aspects of local culture 
  • Approval from community leaders and/or elders who are approved by the community to share information 
  • Approval to access sites where Indigenous cultural activities take place such as cultural sites/centres, natural settings and galleries 
  • A satisfactory level of fitness is recommended, in order to stand for a couple of hours at a time and walk 5km on uneven terrain in the exposed elements 

An updated version of this qualification is being introduced in 2023. As we are committed to providing you with industry ready qualifications, new students will be enrolled into the latest version.

This qualification prepares you for roles such as: 

  • Indigenous cultural centre assistant 
  • Indigenous guide assistant 
  • Indigenous storyteller 

Job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 

For more information about job and career pathways, visit JobOutlook(opens in a new tab)  or Jobs and Skills WA(opens in a new tab)

Estimated course fee

Estimated concession fee

Resource fee

$37.80 $37.80 $26.60

These fees are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis.

  • Fees might differ between courses delivered at different campuses due to the elective units included in the course study plan or adapting courses to meet local industry needs.
  • Fees may also differ for each individual student depending on the units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning.
  • Fees are payable at enrolment each semester for the units enrolled for that period.
  • Proof of concession must be presented to access concession rates if eligible.
  • For secondary school aged persons (in 2021, students born on or after 1 July 2003 who are at least 15 years old) undertaking training that is not part of a VET Delivered to Secondary Schools program, the maximum course fee chargeable in 2021 is $420 plus the resource fees and discretionary fees.
  • Prices quoted include resource fees, but do not include material fees such as the cost of books, uniforms and students personal equipment.
  • VET Student Loans Eligible Courses and Caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government.
  • Concessions and Secondary School Age cap do not apply to commercial courses, or Foundation Programs (ESL, General Education).
  • Course information and fees are subject to change without notice.

Our estimated fees are based on:

  • Full time study in 2022
  • A selection of elective units designed to meet local industry demand for skills (different unit selections will attract different fees)
  • The government rate for Australian Citizens over the age of 18, permanent visa holders, visa sub-class 309, 444, 820 or a 457 dependent visa

These fees are estimates only and depend on your eligibility for government funding, concession rates, the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Fees and Charges page for more information, including on consumer rights.

Delivery locations and study options

Available all year

Qualification details

Duration 6 Months
When Available all year
Where Broome Campus
How Off campus
On campus
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