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SIT30316 Certificate III in Guiding

National ID: SIT30316 State ID: AZV6
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Train in some of the most spectacular sites in the country.

Combine your passion for travel with work and get paid to do what you love every day. This course provides you with the tools to pursue a career as a tour guide.

You will learn how to lead tour groups, prepare and present tour commentaries and maintain specific and general guiding knowledge. You will learn about safety control, general first aid and safe work practices. You will gain skills in customer service and social and cultural sensitivity within a tourism environment.

The North West provides an exceptional setting for guide training. As a tour guide, you may visit many stunning remote areas including waterfalls, Indigenous art sites, World Heritage areas such as Purnunlulu National Park (Bungle Bungles), Karijini National Park and the picturesque Kimberley Coast. Previous completion of the Kakadu and Uluru Guides Accreditations contribute towards this qualification.

Throughout this course, you will gain skills in: 

  • Leading tour groups 
  • Preparing and presenting tour commentaries/activities 
  • Developing and maintaining general and regional knowledge required by guides 
  • Undertaking control safety risks and participating in safe work practices 
  • First aid 
  • Customer service 
  • Social and cultural sensitivity
  • You are currently working in the tourism industry and wish to upskill in specific areas of the profession 
  • You are a tour guide seeking formal recognition for your skills 
  • You are passionate about tourism and seek a career in the guiding industry 

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the tuition fees (plus resource fee) capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. For full details see our Half price courses page.

^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills courses, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your training.

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

  • You must be employed in the tourism and guiding industry or be available to complete work placement blocks throughout the duration of the course 
  • A satisfactory level of fitness to spend extended periods of time standing and walking, while in an active and engaging role 


National ID Unit title
SITXCCS006 Provide service to customers
SITXCOM002 Show social and cultural sensitivity
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices
SITXWHS002 Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
SITTGDE002 Work as a guide
SITTGDE004 Lead tour groups
SITTGDE005 Prepare and present tour commentaries or activities
SITTGDE006 Develop and maintain the general and regional knowledge required by guides


National ID Unit title
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
SITTTSL002 Access and interpret product information
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITTGDE001 Interpret aspects of local Australian Indigenous culture

This qualification prepares you for roles such as: 

  • Tour or site guide 
  • Cultural/historical/interpretive guide 
  • Museum guide 

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 12 months
When Date: 2023
Where Broome Campus

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