Tourism students (T2) visited the Bunjilaka Museum on Wednesday, 2 September to explore and discover the cultural heritage of the Indigenous Peoples of Victoria through a variety of interactive displays and stories. This gave the students a good starting point for an oral presentation later on this year.
The students visited the Tourism Industry Exchange at Zinc on the first day of spring. This event was organised by Destination Melbourne and was aimed at tourism personnel and students to update their product knowledge from operators and tourism destinations across the state. This exchange also allowed students to network with prospective tourism businesses and industry representatives. A great event, now in its 7th year.
On Monday, 31 August, the Tourguiding Elective students travelled by train and bus to Werribee Zoo to observe the guides’ skills and techniques. Students also evaluated the guiding aids (eg maps, signage, electronic aids, etc), the layout as well as facilities and services for disabled people. They also looked at the effectiveness of Apps such as Biodeversity Us and Open Access Excursions which is an interactive app with Auslan (Australian Sign Language). Spring was in the air which made it a great afternoon.