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.
Free tourism industry exchange! September 1 at Zinc, Federation Square – 1 to 4 pm.
Simply register by clicking on this link:
or visit the Destination Melbourne website and select your timeslot for this event on September 1.
Tour Guides are often required to collect Groups from the airport and assist them to the pick up the next part of their tour, such as joining a Cruise or checking into their hotel. Students visited the airport to familiarize themselves with the layout and learn where to find some of the essential services for this role.Continue reading →
After a 2 day workshop run by Andrew, a First Aid Training Facilitator, Tour Guiding 2 students are trained to cope with any injury or emergency they encounter on their tours.
The Tour Guiding students finished their Certificate 111 studies by taking the staff on a 2 Day Tour of the Great Ocean Road. Each of the 2 student groups being responsible for one day of the tour. This included all tour planning and preparation, tour leadership duties, commentaries throughout the tour, and touring activities, and the planning and serving of all meals.
Tour Guide Students being “welcomed” by Ben during Heritage Walk at RBG.
Lorena demonstrating Sustainable Practice at Docklands Park.
Tour Guiding students discovered with Carlos some great places for entertainment at South Bank while Tamara showed some examples of “Sneaky Art” and how this is very much part of Melbourne’s Arts Culture.
Charlene took us back in time to showcase some of St Kilda’s “entertainment hot spots” of the 20th Century, including the gracious old lady of theatre ” The Palais.”
while Macarena showed us how to live sustain-ably in St Kilda.
Jade and Mandy took us to Fitzroy, Jade showing us the best of Street Art in the area.
Tour Guiding Students have been busy visiting and experiencing a variety of Tours and attractions as “tourists” to prepare for their forthcoming assessment tours.
Ballarat and the Heritage Buildings were welcome on such a cold day.Continue reading →