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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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:


BSB                 033086

Account No     152048