Categories & Fees

Professional Member, with Guide of Australia (GOA) accreditation $180 pa

PLUS

New 1st year Members – On application, a once off Assessment fee $75 & GOA Accreditation fee $30

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 Guide of Australia (GOA) accreditation $120pa

PLUS

New 1st year Members – On application, a once off Assessment fee $75 & GOA Accreditation fee $30

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

For our most experienced guides (the two categories above) we have bundled in with the PTGAA membership, the Guide of Australia accreditation which is the highest level available in Australia. 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 

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.

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 and GoA 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. 

 

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Chinese Museum Melbourne

 Tuesday 29th January, 2019

 11am – Hosted Tour

 12pm – Free time in Museum

 1pm – Lunch with members (to be arranged on day)

The Melbourne Chinese Museum will be hosting PTGAA Members for a truly special Famil PD session not to be missed!

Be amongst the 40 guests to be hosted by Silvia Ercole, Museum Education Manager on a personalised tour of the Museum, with a focus on Melbourne’s Chinese New Year traditions.

Meeting place:

The meeting place is Chinese Melbourne Museum, 22 Cohen Place, Melbourne.

Cost:   FREE for 2019 members– but be quick to register as only 40 places available.

RSVP by 15th January  HERE NOW!

Please don’t wait to register and book your spot as there are only 40 places available!  

With thanks to Annamaria Di Iuorio for arranging this PD!

 

Certificate IV in Tour Guiding – Holmesglen Institute

A certificate IV course in Tour Guiding will be conducted at Holmesglen Institute

Commencing Feb 12, 2019 – 12 week Tour Guiding Skills Set course.

There is a midyear break from the middle of May to the middle of July and the 2nd part of the Cert IV commences in July.
Location:  City Campus (right across from the Shrine) and Waverley
Costs – TBA
Go to Holmesglen website:  https://holmesglen.edu.au/

 

End of Year Celebration!

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Thursday 6th December, 6.30pm  

Dinner and Drinks at Saint & Rogue

 

Classically trained, Head Chef Brendan Cowie and his team call upon over four decades of shared fine dining experience – including Michelin Star holders across Europe, to present an internationally influenced, modern twist on Australian cuisine that celebrates locally sourced produce and quality ingredients.

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