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SIT30507 Certificate III in Tourism (Guiding)Certificate III in Tourism (Guiding)

EcoGuiding is an RTO providing the only extensive practical field guide training course in the country.

Our training takes place in the wild- giving our students an intimate “hands-on” knowledge of the bush. We cover all aspects of working as a guide through a series of learning modules that include “bush classroom” lectures and 6-7 hours per day of practical “in-the-field” experience.

This course incorporates blended learning modules with a 10 day practical and gives aspirational guides a basic knowledge of guiding. On successful completion of all course requirements, students will gain a nationally recognised and accredited qualification of Certificate lll in Tourism (Guiding). This acts as the first step on a career path into the Ecotourism industry with a free employment service offered on passing the course; resume posting through our website and industry interviews organised during or post the course.

Through a carefully structured, yet flexible course syllabus, our head guides introduce all aspects of what it takes to become a guide. Working with the industry endorsed and nationally recognised tourism training package, we cover all aspects of working in the Ecotourism industry and discuss the exciting opportunities out in the workplace for well trained guides.

As a pure tourist experience our Certificate level courses are very popular for those people wishing to experience the beauty of the Aussie bush in a unique way. Although we encourage all our students to take the assessments, as a holiday maker it is not compulsory.

Learn to interpret your surroundings

Learn to Interpret your surroundings:

• Absorb and share complex ideas using metaphors and demonstrations.
• Learn how to arouse exitement of the environment and the cultures around us
• Learn how to bridge chasms between our cultures and make people think about their presence in the landscape 

An immersive bush experience

• The world’s wildest classrooms out in nature 
• 17 years experience providing practical, hands on training
• ETA provides the only extensive practical guide training course
in the entire country 

Course Dates 2011

All Certificate III courses this year will be starting on the same date- July 1- with the option to do your practical 7 day at the following 3 destinations:
     1. Coburg Peninsula- Early September 2011 for more information about the Coburg camp please click here
     2. Kakadu- Late September 2011 for more information about Kakadu please click here
     3. Strahan Tasmania- October 2011 to see more about the Strahan camp please click here

Course Timeline 

July 1, 2011- Distance learning modules begin. Workbooks and CD Rom will be sent to all students.
July to September 2011- Live ’online’ classroom sessions. 
7 day practical training at location of choice 
November 2011 to January 2012 -  final distance modules to be completed
Febuary 2012- Course complete

Trainee requirements for course

1. Reliable internet access
2. Email account
3. Download Java version 6 (to use Elluminate)
4. Headset with microphone
5. Register into Wikispace or Wiggio

Theory Component
1. Trainees to commence working through the Workbooks + CD ROM
2. Scheduled Elluminate sessions (a online classroom) to provide an opportunity to collaborate with Trainer and other trainees
3. Wiki forum/blog reflection exercises (individual/team work)

Practical Component
1. 7 days at location of choice
2. Intensive field training
3. Industry experts (Flora, Fauna, Geology, OHS, Tourism, Indigenous) to conduct lectures on set days

During this time we will be looking at the following:
- Indigenous culture and history of the area
- local flora and fauna
- Geology
- Astronomy
- Animal tracking
- Bush tucker
- Bush medicine
- and much much more...

Sydney Morning Herald Traveller Article January 2010   Click here to download SMH Traveller article.pdf

For all enquiries please email  or phone the office on 02 8922 2652
Any questions? Contact EcoGuiding Australia
Nationally Recognised Training Organisation   Northern Territory Employment and Training Authority

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