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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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PTGAA Learning Day 21st April

Our first 2017 Learning Day is shaping up to be a corker so lock in Friday 21st April now. The day will run from 9:30 am until 3pm and will be held at the Royal Historical Society of Victoria’s HQ at 239 A’Beckett St, Melbourne.

The program includes

  • Fiona Sweetman, Founder and CEO of the very successful Hidden Secrets Tours, will talk about the structure of the Tourism Industry and how jobs for guides come about. Fiona will also cover how to improve your marketing.
  • Travellers Aid will be telling us all about their long-standing organisation – one of Melbourne’s little known resources which can be the ace up every tour guide’s sleeve.
  • Metro Rail will be outlining the work over the next 9 years in central Melbourne as they start to tunnel under Melbourne to create our next underground rail service. The logistics of this huge project are fascinating and the work will impact on tour guiding in Melbourne for many years.
  • Also an update on all things to do with membership of PTGAA.

And don’t forget that the RHSV’s exhibition Remembering the ‘Burbs: 1850-1960 will be available for you to check out during the lunch hour or after the Learning Day.

Cost which includes lunch and morning tea:

Members $35

Non-members $45.

To RSVP please email our Professional Development Officer, Bronwyn Wilson on pdofficer@ptgaa.com.au

And transfer your payment to the PTGAA bank account:

Bank Account Details:

Westpac

BSB                 033086

Account No     152048

 

Certificate 111 in Tour Guiding- Holmesglen

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

The course will start on 31 January and run until March 16.  It will be held on Tuesday & Thursday evenings and four Saturdays.  The cost is around $1300 plus activity fees or only about $200 plus activity fees if one has a health card.

For course detail

http://www.holmesglen.edu.au/search?q=tour+guiding