Set up and operate a camp site

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 SITTTOP004B, 'Set up and operate a camp site'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria




Select a camp site.


Access the camp site according to tour itinerary, relevant permits, agreement of land owners and other statutory requirements.


Where no designated area exists, select a site to ensure comfort, safety and minimal negative environmental impact.


Identify any camp site hazards, assess associated risks and eliminate or minimise the hazards.


Set up a camp site.


Set up the camp site facilities in the most appropriate position to ensure comfort, safety and minimal environmental impact.


Arrange appropriate shelter for the prevailing weather and conditions.


Identify and access any required water sources.


Construct any required camp fires in a safe location and ensure there is no danger to the crew, customers and environment during the construction.


Operate a camp site.


Operate camping equipment correctly and according to manufacturer instructions and safety guidelines.


Establish and follow environmentally-friendly rubbish and human waste disposal procedures.


Brief customers on waste disposal requirements, agree to procedures and monitor adherence at all times.


Discuss and agree upon acceptable camp site behaviour with customers.


Operate any camp fires within land management guidelines and ensure there is no danger to the crew, customers and environment during the use of the fire.


Break camp.


Dismantle, pack and store all equipment using safe lifting and handling techniques to avoid injury.


Remove all rubbish from the site where disposal facilities are not available.


Extinguish camp fires fully to ensure there is no danger to the environment.


Check the site prior to departure to ensure all equipment and belongings have been removed.


Leave the camp site in the original or improved condition.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SITTTOP004B appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIT30507 - Certificate III in Tourism (Guiding)
  • SIT40207 - Certificate IV in Tourism
  • SIT50409 - Diploma of Holiday Parks and Resorts
  • SIT50107 - Diploma of Tourism
  • SIT40107 - Certificate IV in Tourism (Guiding)