Certificate III in Tourism (Guiding)
This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in a range of well-developed guiding skills.
Work would be undertaken in the field where tourism products are delivered. The field includes any destination, local or regional area, tourist precinct, site or attraction.
The qualification reflects the role of skilled operators who apply a broad range of competencies in a varied work context, using some discretion and judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge. They may provide technical advice and support to a team.
The qualification is suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway.
Individuals with this qualification are able to work in multiple tourism industry sectors and enterprise types. They may work for local tour operators, at cultural and heritage sites, and in marine and national parks or attractions. Guiding is an occupation that relies on a knowledge base and guides at this level may have a defined scope of knowledge that allows them to operate at particular destinations or sites. The depth of knowledge of a particular destination or site could however be substantial.
Possible job titles include:
nature-based site guide.
There are no prerequisites for entry to this qualification.