Operate tours in a remote area

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
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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 SITTTOP006B, 'Operate tours in a remote area'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria




Use bush craft and survival techniques.


Identify current hazards in accessing and operating in the remote area, assess risks and action contingency plans to eliminate or control the risks.


Read maps and use navigation and communication equipment accurately to find tour destinations and to navigate the return journey.


Share bush craft knowledge with customers to enhance the tour experiences and employ their help, if required.


Employ bush craft and survival techniques in remote areas in emergency situations to source water, food and shelter and to signal for help or rescue.


Operate remote area communications equipment.


Tune and adjust equipment to ensure that incoming and outgoing communications can be clearly transmitted.


Obtain and select correct communication address to make outgoing communication.


Operate communications equipment correctly at the appropriate times to establish contact and according to organisation procedures and safety requirements.


Relay and receive messages speaking at a volume and tone and using the phonetic alphabet or radio call signs to allow the other party to hear clearly and understand the message.


Provide appropriate response to caller, respond to requests for action or information and confirm that requests have been actioned.


Conduct remote area touring activities with minimal impact.


Conduct the tour to ensure minimal negativeimpact to the environment and maximum comfort and safety of passengers.


Conduct all activities according to special permit requirements and report any incidents to the relevant agency.


Monitor the quality of culturally or environmentally sensitive areas or sites and report any deficiencies or damage to the relevant agency.


Minimise the effects of noise on local communities.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SITTTOP006B appears in the following qualifications:

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