Develop and maintain the general and regional knowledge required by guides

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver SITTGDE007A, 'Develop and maintain the general and regional knowledge required by guides'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Develop and maintain the general and regional knowledge required by guides' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1

Research information on Australia and the local region.

1.1

Identify subjects of potential customer interest, based on direct contact with customers and consultation with industry colleagues.

1.2

Identify the key information sources frequently used by guides.

1.3

Evaluate the credibility and reliability of information sources.

1.4

Select and use formal and informal research techniques appropriately to access current, accurate and relevant information about Australia and the local region.

1.5

Obtain information in a culturally appropriate way.

2

Prepare information for guiding activities.

2.1

Create and update accurate personal reference materials using a filing system that allows quick and efficient access and retrieval.

2.2

Organise information to reflect the needs of customers and the way in which information may be presented during a guiding activity.

2.3

Identify themes and messages from research to meet specific customer needs.

3

Update general knowledge of Australia and the local region.

3.1

Identify and use opportunities to maintain the currency of general knowledge about Australia and the local region.

3.2

Incorporate updated knowledge into guiding activities regularly and in a culturally appropriate way.


Qualifications and Skillsets

SITTGDE007A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIS40310 - Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation
  • SIS20210 - Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation
  • SIS30410 - Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation
  • SIT30107 - Certificate III in Tourism
  • SIT30307 - Certificate III in Tourism (Tour Wholesaling)
  • SIT30507 - Certificate III in Tourism (Guiding)
  • SIT40207 - Certificate IV in Tourism
  • SIT50107 - Diploma of Tourism
  • SIT40107 - Certificate IV in Tourism (Guiding)