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To the Professional Tour Guide Association of Australia (PTGAA).

– Are you a Tour Guide?

– Or are you in need of a Professional Tour Guide?

The PTGAA have been representing, supporting, and providing ongoing professional skills and career development opportunities to  Tour Guides, Tour Managers, and Site Guides Australia wide since 1991.

PTGAAs high standards require all new professional members to gain the highest benchmark for Tour Guides: The Guide of Australia Accreditation. This value and quality requirement offers an added circle of safety, to the wider Australian Tourism and Incentives industry, when choosing a PTGAA Guide.

Our much sought after members are supported to develop and maintain an ongoing high standard of expertise through professional career development, mentoring, training modules, and networking opportunities.

To find details of individual Tour Guides click Here.

The PTGAA is a founding member of the national peak industry body for Australian tour guide associations, Guiding Organisations Australia Inc. (GOA).

PTGAA also enjoy strong partner relationships with tourism associations and other industry stakeholders including reputable training providers.

 

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Annual General Meeting Wednesday 20 September

All PTGAA members & their guests are welcome to attend the AGM on Wednesday 20th September at 5:45 for 6pm.

Victorian Society of Artists, 430 Albert St, East Melbourne.

The AGM is always an important date in our annual calendar. It is when the committee reports to you, the members on what has been achieved by your association in the last 12 months. 

AGM GUEST SPEAKER

Our guest speaker this year is Sheree Marris who will screen her documentary, Melbourne Down Under.

This stunning natural history documentary will take viewers on an incredible journey of discovery, revealing the city’s best kept secret, Port Phillip Bay, a vibrant and dynamic marine environment.

RSVP for AGM

 

 

 

Skills Set – Certificate 111 in Tour Guiding Holmesglen Institute

 

Holmesglen Institute will again be conducting this popular course at their City Campus.

The course will start on 11July and run until 7September. It will be held on Tuesday & Thursday evenings (5.30 to 9.30) and two Saturdays.

This skills set will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to facilitate local and regional tours while awarding you nationally accredited units of competency.

Whilst updating your knowledge of Melbourne and Victoria, you will learn how to effectively manage and entertain a tour group and provide them with first rate commentary.

The program will be delivered at our city campus on St Kilda Road, (opposite the Shrine of Remembrance). There will be a number of off-campus activities including two full day excursion to ensure you get the hands on experience required to be industry ready. The skill set is taught by leading well-connected tour guiding professionals who are currently working in the industry.

For course detail: Contact 9564 1699

http://www.holmesglen.edu.au/courses/hospitality_tourism_and_events/travel_and_tourism/certificate_iii_in_guiding2