Associate Membership – no membership fees until 31 December 2020
Associate Membership is now available online for all tour guides and industry participants who employ guides. Join today by completing this form via the link below:
Associate Membership with PTGAA will offer guides the opportunity to stay connected through social media with Australia’s peak representative body, attend professional development and networking events, access industry advice and apply for jobs posted with PTGAA by tour operators. For tour operators and other tourism industry businesses, Associate Membership will provide free job listings to our members.
Please note associate members have limited membership privileges, not including voting rights or 2020 PTGAA membership ID cards.
Professional Member, with National Accreditation $200 pa
New 1st year Members – On application, a once-off Assessment fee $75
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
- a completed certificate course from a Recognised Training Organisation in guiding, tourism or other equivalent course
- PLUS 3 months of tour guiding experience
- 30 days of guiding work after completing your Cert III or Cert IV
Intermediate Member – 1st year only – then upgrade to Professional $155pa
New Members – On application, a once off Assessment fee – $75 if you haven’t completed your Certificate qualification in the past 12 months.
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.
Site Guides $140pa
New 1st year Members – On application, a once off Assessment fee $75
Site guides are usually employed by a venue or Council (eg. City of Melbourne). Group discounts are available for bulk memberships. membership provides inexpensive support and engagement opportunities for students enrolled in a tourism related course at a registered training organisation.
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.
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 National 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.