I get paid to do what others pay to do. This is how I view the last 30 years of my life as a tour guide. I have been lucky enough to travel to some of Australia’s most amazing and remote locations with incredible people from all over the world. These journeys have offered me countless adventures from abseiling spectacular waterfalls, driving some of Australia’s largest 4WD’s in the toughest conditions imaginable, white water rafting, microlite flights and the list goes on.
Don’t think it is all fun and games though. Tour guiding is hard work and there is a massive range of skills and personal characteristics that are required to do the work to a high standard or more precisely, to the standard that we aspire to achieve.
Since 2001 we have been training tour guides for some of Queensland’s most respected operators. Capricorn Caves, 1770 LARC Tours, Kingfisher Bay Resort and Village and Fraser Experience Tours, among others, have used our services to raise the standard of their guides. Our special projects have included the training of guides for the 2010 changeover from selfdrive tours to guided tagalong tours on Fraser Island, the biggest single intake of tour guides in Australia to date. Of 40 positions on offer our guides filled 30 of the vacancies.
We have funding for Certificate II in Tourism, Certificate III in Tourism and Guiding, Certificate IV in Tourism and Guiding plus Diploma in Tourism. Much of our current work involves Recognition of Prior Learning for guides already in the industry. We are also able to supply Eco Guide Certification through Eco Tourism Australia.
Our curent projects include a Certificate II in Tourism specifically for schools. This project, in partnership with Capricorn Caves, has recieved praise for it's innovative approach at introducing year 10, 11 and 12 students to careers offered by tourism industry. With over 400 students from 10 schools enrolled for 2016 we are excited to see this project coming to fruition. We are also working with Regional Tourism Organisations to upskill the volunteers that are vital for the operation of Visitor Infromation Centres.
Our training partner, Career Training Institute of Australia, is Queensland’s only specialist Tourism and Hospitality Training provider.
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