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Become a tour guide!

Do you have a passion for the outdoors or history? Turn your passion into a career as a tour guide. Gain skills on how to lead tour groups safely while minimising impacts to the environment. Expand your knowledge of the region so that you can present exciting interpretive commentaries and activities. The skills and knowledge gained in this qualification are transferable to a range of guiding environments. Course details

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  • Full Fee $1,625

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1300 656 959

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Key dates

External Any time Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Entry requirements

A sound achievement in Year 10 Science, Maths, and English is desirable.  Mature age applicants are welcome.

Note this delivery is via Recognition of Prior Learning only.


Study from any location

Resources required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course. However, It is recommended that students have access to a reliable Internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.


Please note, this qualification is only currently offered as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), therefore you must have evidence of sufficient industry experience.


To achieve the Certificate III in Guiding 13 units must be successfully completed (9 core units and 4 elective units)

SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices Core
SITTGDE004A Lead tour groups Core
HLTAID003 Provide first aid Core
SITXCCS006 Provide service to customers Core
SITXCOM002 Show social and cultural sensitivity Core
SITTGDE005 Prepare and present tour commentaries or activities Core
SITXWHS002 Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks Core
SITTIND001 Source and use information on the tourism and travel industry Elective
SITTTSL002 Access and interpret product information Elective
SITTGDE010 Prepare specialised interpretive content on cultural and heritage environments Elective
BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Elective


Not all electives available at all campuses

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No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland North has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1300 656 959. We're here to help.

Prices are subject to change.



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The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.


You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

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Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.


SIT30316 Certificate III in Guiding.  This qualification provides a pathway to work as a guide in many tourism industry sectors. Guides at this level usually work in particular areas or sites, including attractions, cultural and heritage sites, tourist precincts, marine and national parks, wineries, or on board day or extended cruise vessels.

Possible job titles include:

  • cultural guide
  • heritage guide
  • historical guide
  • interpretive guide
  • museum guide
  • nature-based site guide
  • site guide
  • tour guide
  • walking guide
  • winery guide.

Job prospects

  • Tour Guide

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  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland
  • If you are applying for a subsidised cost, please ensure you have all the relevant documents at time of enrolment

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Enrolment options

By telephone: 1300 656 959. In person: at any TAFE Queensland North location.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 14 December 2017

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