Categories & Fees

Associate Membership –  no membership fees  until 31 December 2020 

Associate Membership is now available online for all tour guides and industry participants who employ guides. Join today by completing this form via the link below:

http://www.ptgaa.org.au/membership/membership-application/

Associate Membership with PTGAA will offer guides the opportunity to stay connected through social media with Australia’s peak representative body, attend professional development and networking events, access industry advice and apply for jobs posted with PTGAA by tour operators. For tour operators and other tourism industry businesses, Associate Membership will provide free job listings to our members.

Please note associate members have limited membership privileges, not including voting rights or 2020 PTGAA membership ID cards.

Professional Member, with National Accreditation $180 pa

PLUS

New 1st year Members – On application, a once off Assessment fee $75 

Experienced tour guides and tour managers should apply for this category.

The minimum experience required is:

  • 100 days of experience as a tour guide throughout your career or
  • 60 days in the past year

Or

  • a completed certificate course from a Recognised Training Organisation in guiding, tourism or other equivalent course
  • PLUS 3 months of tour guiding experience

Or

  • 30 days of guiding work after completing your Cert III or Cert IV

Distance Professional Member, with National Accreditation $120pa

PLUS

New 1st year Members – On application, a once off Assessment fee $75 

For guides who meet the above criteria for Professional membership but live OUTSIDE the State of Victoria.

Renewal of membership includes the accreditation in one seamless transaction. This allows experienced guides to access the most attractive and cost effective Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance available in the market (Insurance industry recognises that the better qualified and the more experienced the guide, the less likely they are to have an insurable incident).

Intermediate Member – 1st year only – then upgrade to Professional  $135pa

PLUS

New Members – On application, a once off Assessment fee – $75 if you haven’t completed your Certificate qualification in the past 12 months.

This membership is a stepping stone between Student and Full Professional membership. This is for tour guides who have successfully completed a certificate course from a recognised tourism training program and are just starting out with limited experience.

Intermediate tour guides are provided with a mentor for one year where possible, and are then expected to be able to upgrade to Professional membership, having gained the required practical experience.

Corporate & Industry Member $500pa

If you are a tour guide and /or a tour operator who engages other guides then you should consider Corporate & Industry Membership. This membership also suits those who work in an allied industry (eg. tourism-training, government bodies, tourism peak bodies and industry associations). Industry & Corporate members, do not have to meet the requirements of our assessment process for Tour Guides. The advantages of this membership is that any guides engaged by you can access all PTGAA events and PDs at Members rates plus Corporate members are offered unlimited free advertising for tour guides.

Site Guides $120pa

PLUS

New 1st year Members – On application, a once off Assessment fee $75

Site guides are usually employed by a venue or Council (eg. City of Melbourne).  Group discounts are available for bulk memberships. membership provides inexpensive support and engagement opportunities for students enrolled in a tourism related course at a registered training organisation.

Student Tour Guide $40pa

Student membership provides inexpensive support and engagement opportunities for students enrolled in a tourism related course at a registered training organisation. All student members have access to the learning opportunities offered by the PTGAA including professional development sessions, familiarisation tours (famils) and social & networking functions at members’ rates. Upon completion of their course Student guides can apply to be upgraded to Intermediate or Full membership so that they can seek work as a tour guide.

Assessment

Potential Professional and Intermediate members are encouraged to gain membership by completing the PTGAA assessment process.

Download the kit for the assessment process for both PTGAA membership National Accreditation

Before applying for a guide category please read and ensure you are prepared to abide by the: The Australian Tour Guides Code of Conduct

To join the PTGAA, simply complete and submit this PTGAA online application form.

Members' Login


Latest News


Upcoming PTGAA AGM

SAVE THE DATE
PTGAA  2020   ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
VIA REMOTE ZOOM
Wednesday 21 October 2020  at 1:00 PM 

This is your notice to save Wednesday 21 October 2020 at 1:00 PM for the PTGAA 2020 Annual General Meeting. The meeting due to COVID restrictions will be conducted via online ZOOM remote meetings. More details will be sent to you closer to the date together with your registration link to join the dedicated ZOOM remote meeting room. 

PTGAA PROXY FORM 2020 docx

Nomination PTGAA Committee 2020-2021

Michelle Brown
secretary@ptgaa.org.au 

ZOOM MEMBER ONLY MEETINGS 

BYO Drink and the topic will be:
Share Your Best Coping Tips during COVID19 – Plus opportunities for questions and more…

Next Session Wednesday 4 November  2020 at 6:00 PM

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAsdOiorj4rGNeJR-p6mUuuHDE3oOIR0EPF

All PTGAA Professional Development is now via ZOOM

Check back here as our PD committee adds upcoming events delivered via ZOOM during Covid-19 restrictions.