Holmesglen Tour Guiding Course- commencing July 19

This skill set program will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to facilitate local and regional tours while giving 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 the Holmesglen city campus on St Kilda Road, (opposite the Shrine of Remembrance). There will be a number of off-campus activities including a 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.

The first half of the Certificate III of Tour Guiding will be delivered from July 19 to Sept 22 (10 weeks).  The class is held on TUE & THU evenings from 5.30 – 9.30 pm.  The second half of the Certificate will be delivered from October 4 to Nov 17 (7 weeks).  Part of this course will be taught at night and also you will go on an extended tour for 3 days.  However, at the moment you will only be able to sign up for the first half of the course.  For further information & to register your interest in enrolling in the course go to the Holmesglen website (www.holmesglen.edu.au) and search for Guiding or click on this link:  www.holmesglen.edu.au/courses/hospitality_tourism_and_events/travel_and_tourism/certificate_iii_in_guiding

For further questions pls email joy.vandoske@gmail.com or Nicolas.Bottiglieri@holmesglen.edu.au.

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Tuesday 14th November  9:30am – 3:30pm

Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A’Beckett St.

This learning day will go to the very core of what it is to be a tour guide and will be invaluable to both experienced, new tour and prospective guides.

We have special guest presenters Shawn Callahan, Arnold Zable and Christine Worthington

Shawn is the founder of anecdote.com which is about crafting engaging and compelling narrative.

http://www.anecdote.com/

Arnold is a well- known lecturer, storyteller and author.

http://www.arnoldzable.com.au/about-the-author/

Christine in the collections manager at the Royal Historical Society

http://www.historyvictoria.org.au/collections

This will be a full-day workshop and the costs, including lunch and morning tea, are:

PTGAA members $50 Non-members $60

To guarantee your place please make your payment either directly into the PTGAA bank account (BSB 033 086 A/c 152 048) or by credit card (email your card number, expiry date, CVV). Please, if transferring into the bank account, clearly identify your deposit with your surname and LD (for Learning Day).

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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.

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