PD Day Yarra Valley – Tuesday 13 October, 2015

PTGAA Professional Development Day

Kangaroos at Healesville Sanctuary

Kangaroos at Healesville Sanctuary

The next Professional Development Day will be to the Yarra Valley being held on Tuesday 13 October, 2015.  Join us for a collaborative professional development day before the cruise ship season. This invitation is extended to all A & K  guides and those interested in guiding for the season.  A great opportunity to brush up on what’s new at Healesville Sanctuary, a briefing and tour of the redevelopments at Rochford Wines and Abercrombie & Kent  representatives to provide a briefing on the forthcoming season.  For more information and to book 

Date:          Tuesday 13 October, 2015

Cost:          $20 pp which will include coach and light lunch at Rochford

Depart:       9.30am      Melbourne (Federation Square TBC)

Return:       3.30pm      Melbourne

Bookings are essential so please contact Bronwyn Wilson artscape@ssc.net.au



*Bookings close 6 October, 2016*


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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