Course Title: Develop interpretive activities

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4391 Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management

Course Title: Develop interpretive activities

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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.

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Course Contact: Bruce Partland

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8323

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Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop interpretive activities for different customer groups. It requires the ability to establish educational, interpretive and commercial objectives for an activity; develop operational aspects; and evaluate the success of the activity. The actual presentation of activities is covered in the unit SITTGDE005 Prepare and present tour commentaries or activities.

The unit applies to many industry sectors and has particular relevance in tourism, sport and recreation, and cultural contexts. Interpretive activities take place on historical, cultural, heritage or nature-based tours, in attractions and theme parks, in national parks or in locations such as museums, galleries, libraries, performing arts centres and zoos. Activities could be virtual.

Planning and developing interpretive activities may be for a series of activities in a venue or tour operation or for a one-off activity. It could be the responsibility of the person delivering the activity or be developed by senior operational or supervisory personnel. The planning role applies to those who work independently with limited guidance from others. This could include senior guides, activities coordinators, or owner-operators of small organisations.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites for this unit.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

SITTPPD002 Develop interpretive activities


1. Establish need for activities.

2. Create activities.

3. Evaluate activities.

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may consist of in class activities, presentations, written reports and observation in the workplace.