Course Title: Interpret aspects of local Australian Indigenous culture

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: HUSO5204C

Course Title: Interpret aspects of local Australian Indigenous culture

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3293 - Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management

Course Contact: Bruce Partland

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99258323

Course Contact Email:

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Nominal Hours: 100

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

There are no pre-requisites for this Course.

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to interpret different aspects of a specific local Australian Indigenous culture. The unit focuses on an indepth interpretation of that
specific local culture. It is this indepth, localised interpretation that distinguishes this unit from SITTGDE008A Research and share general information on Australian Indigenous cultures.
The unit recognises that there is no single Australian Indigenous culture and emphasises the importance of indepth local cultural knowledge, appropriate behaviour and local community consultation.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

SITTGDE009A Interpret aspects of local Australian Indigenous culture


1. Consult with the local community

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Consult appropriate community members about cultural tourism activities, including what information can be shared, who can give information to whom, who can receive the information, what activities are appropriate and who should be involved.
1.2 Prepare for and conduct tourism activities according to the needs and wishes of the local community.
1.3 Identify potential conflicts within the local community in relation to tourism activities and seek solutions through appropriate consultation.


2. Interpret aspects of local Australian Indigenous culture for customers

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Interpret cultural aspects of Australian Indigenous culture for customers to the level that is appropriate for the guide and the particular customer.
2.2 Take account of any copyright and intellectual property requirements in cultural interpretation.
2.3 Brief customers on culturally appropriate behaviour.
2.4 Make customers aware of copyright and intellectual property issues that may affect their own future behaviour.
2.5 Show respect for Australian Indigenous culture and values through appropriate personal behaviour during activities.
2.6 Show customers traditional and contemporary practices when appropriate, and in a manner that enhances their understanding of Australian Indigenous culture.
2.7 Use local language correctly and share with customers when appropriate.
2.8 Invite customers to actively participate and share in the Australian Indigenous cultural experience when appropriate.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Workshops, Group discussions, Conversations with Elders.

Teaching Schedule

Last Thursday and Friday of each month

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be based on direct observation of on-the-job work processes; Third party endorsement by work supervisor Matthew Butt and / or Aboriginal mentors; class-room exercises and quizzes.

Assessment Tasks

Written (or oral) Case study interpreting an aspect of Gunditjmara culture.

Assessment Matrix

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