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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 

Not all units and study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus.

  • 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 


National ID Unit title
SITTGDE001 Interpret aspects of local Australian Indigenous culture
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices


National ID Unit title
SIRXCEG001 Engage the customer
SIRXCOM001 Communicate in the workplace to support team and customer outcomes
SITXCCS002 Provide visitor information
SITXCOM003 Provide a briefing or scripted commentary

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)

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Our estimated fees are based on:

  • Full time study in 2023
  • A selection of elective units designed to meet local industry demand for skills (different unit selections will attract different fees)
  • For more information regarding eligibility and fees, please visit DTWD website 

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

Duration 6 months
When Date: 2023
Where Broome Campus

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