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to the Professional Tour Guide Association of Australia (PTGAA), established in 1991 to represent Australian tour guides and tour managers.

The PTGAA provides the Tourism and Incentives industry with professionally trained, reliable and skilled tour guides and staff.

Our members are supported to develop and maintain an ongoing high standard of expertise through professional career development, mentoring, training modules, and networking opportunities.

The PTGAA is a founding member of the national peak industry body for all tour guide associations, Guiding Organisations Australia Inc. (GOA).We also enjoy a strong partner relationship with a number of Tourism associations and  Industry stakeholders.

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New Federal Minister for Tourism

The new appointment as Federal Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment is the Hon Steven Ciobo.

Mr Ciobo made the following comments in regard to his Tourism portfolio.

“I will be an unwavering advocate for the tourism industry around the Cabinet table. The Government will further improve Australia’s competitive advantage in tourism, building on our achievements of the past three years.

We will seek to capture a greater share of the Chinese market, including by designating 2017 as the Australia-China Year of Tourism.”

The opposition spokesman for Tourism is Mr Anthony Albanese.

The PTGAA through GOA will promote the role of Professional Guides as an important contributor to the Tourism industry.

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.