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

– Are you a Tour Guide?

– Or are you looking for a Professional Tour Guide?

The PTGAA have represented and supported Tour Guides, Tour Managers, Site Guides and related occupations since 1991. We offer ongoing professional skills and career development opportunities which can be utilised Australia wide, as well as overseas.

PTGAAs high standards requires all new professional members to gain the highest benchmark for Guides: The Guide of Australia Accreditation (GOA). This quality requirement offers a circle of safety, to the wider Australian Tourism and Incentives industry, and adds great value and peace of mind when using the services of a PTGAA, Guide of Australia Accredited Guide.

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

To learn more about 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 many tourism associations and other industry stakeholders including the most reputable training providers.

 

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Chinese Museum Melbourne

 Tuesday 29th January, 2019

 11am – Hosted Tour

 12pm – Free time in Museum

 1pm – Lunch with members (to be arranged on day)

The Melbourne Chinese Museum will be hosting PTGAA Members for a truly special Famil PD session not to be missed!

Be amongst the 40 guests to be hosted by Silvia Ercole, Museum Education Manager on a personalised tour of the Museum, with a focus on Melbourne’s Chinese New Year traditions.

Meeting place:

The meeting place is Chinese Melbourne Museum, 22 Cohen Place, Melbourne.

Cost:   FREE for 2019 members– but be quick to register as only 40 places available.

RSVP by 15th January  HERE NOW!

Please don’t wait to register and book your spot as there are only 40 places available!  

With thanks to Annamaria Di Iuorio for arranging this PD!

 

Certificate IV in Tour Guiding – Holmesglen Institute

A certificate IV course in Tour Guiding will be conducted at Holmesglen Institute

Commencing Feb 12, 2019 – 12 week Tour Guiding Skills Set course.

There is a midyear break from the middle of May to the middle of July and the 2nd part of the Cert IV commences in July.
Location:  City Campus (right across from the Shrine) and Waverley
Costs – TBA
Go to Holmesglen website:  https://holmesglen.edu.au/

 

End of Year Celebration!

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Thursday 6th December, 6.30pm  

Dinner and Drinks at Saint & Rogue

 

Classically trained, Head Chef Brendan Cowie and his team call upon over four decades of shared fine dining experience – including Michelin Star holders across Europe, to present an internationally influenced, modern twist on Australian cuisine that celebrates locally sourced produce and quality ingredients.

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