The PTGAA National Professional Accreditation program is supplemented by continuous professional development and networking events. Our Tour Guide members have many opportunities to update their skills and maintain their national professional accreditation at all times.
PTGAA often partners with peak tourism industry bodies to offer relevant and updated professional development to its members.
JOIN PTGAA DRINKS AT BEER DELUXE – FED SQUARE
Time to meet in person again in Melbourne
PTGAA is inviting you to join us for a casual meet up and drinks on Monday 23 November, starting from 5:00 PM.
Join us at this iconic Melbourne bar located in Fed Square. Catch up with other tour guide PTGAA members. More venue information https://beerdeluxe.com.au/fed-square
Drinks and food will be available at bar prices and you are welcome to stay as long as you wish. However we need to know your arrival time – so we can finalise the group table booking. Each table will be limited to 10 people. We will be following Victorian Government COVID-19 Safe regulations.
UPCOMING PD WEBINARS FOR ALL PTGAA MEMBERS
What style is that? Architectural Styles of Australia – Twilight Talk Series for PTGAA Members and Friends
This lecture series introduces the major architectural styles to be found in Australia. The lectures will be considered chronologically. The aim of the series is to give participating guides and architecture lovers a greater general awareness of our built heritage as well as assisting them in the identification of the major architectural styles of Australia. Kenneth has been giving lectures the past 3 months and they often sell out so he has arranged these lectures especially for the PTGAA.
THU 3 DECEMBER – 5.30 PM – KENNETH PARK WEBINAR
LECTURE 1 – COLONIAL & VICTORIAN
Book using this link: https://www.trybooking.com/BMWCN
THU 2 FEBRUARY 2021 – 5.30 PM – 6.30 PM
LECTURE 2 -– Federation & Inter-War
Book using this link: https://www.trybooking.com/BMWCS
WED 17 MARCH 2021 5.30 – 6.30 PM
LECTURE 3 – Post-War & Late Twentieth-Century Period Onwards
Book using this link: https://www.trybooking.com/BMWCV
KENNETH W PARK has served as Curator of Collections at Wesley College, Melbourne for just on thirty years. This role sees him responsible for the school’s extensive art and archival collections. Kenneth also consults in both the corporate and public sectors in philanthropic fundraising (especially in planned giving) as well as marketing, sponsorship, art, membership/loyalty and public relations.
An avid traveller, tour leader and lecturer, Kenneth works with a range of tourism organisations and travel companies across the globe. In Melbourne, Kenneth has been leading historical and architectural city walking tours for well over thirty years. He lives by the motto: ‘Life is a grand tour so make the most of it’. His tertiary studies include political science, administration, museum studies, industrial relations, fine arts, history and international relations. Kenneth has a passion for travel, food, wine, arts, architecture, history, and good conversation … essentially the good life!