Holmesglen Tour Guiding Course- commencing July 19

This skill set program will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to facilitate local and regional tours while giving 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 the Holmesglen city campus on St Kilda Road, (opposite the Shrine of Remembrance). There will be a number of off-campus activities including a 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.

The first half of the Certificate III of Tour Guiding will be delivered from July 19 to Sept 22 (10 weeks).  The class is held on TUE & THU evenings from 5.30 – 9.30 pm.  The second half of the Certificate will be delivered from October 4 to Nov 17 (7 weeks).  Part of this course will be taught at night and also you will go on an extended tour for 3 days.  However, at the moment you will only be able to sign up for the first half of the course.  For further information & to register your interest in enrolling in the course go to the Holmesglen website (www.holmesglen.edu.au) and search for Guiding or click on this link:  www.holmesglen.edu.au/courses/hospitality_tourism_and_events/travel_and_tourism/certificate_iii_in_guiding

For further questions pls email joy.vandoske@gmail.com or Nicolas.Bottiglieri@holmesglen.edu.au.

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