William Angliss Institute Tourism and Travel

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Tour guiding student presentations

Our elective tour guiding students have been busy presenting a tour of their choice around the city. Tours included a fascinating tour of the Flagstaff Gardens & Treasury, Olympic Park (site of the 1956 Olympic Games) including the National Tennis Centre and the various sporting venues, the Sidney Myer Bowl,  the beautiful Nicholas Building, Federation Square and St Paul’s Cathedral.

Students had to research the sites, and use a range of delivery techniques to present a 3 hour tour of their site. Not an easy feat but they rose to the challenge!  Could not be happier.

 

                   

 

Birgitta March

Industry visit to discuss OH&S with a tour operator

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The Tour guiding students visited Bunyip Tours to speak to Gerry, their Operations Manager, about the management of driver guides. Driver guides are tour guides who obtain a.o. a light rigid license to guide tourists whilst driving.

Students learned about the legal requirements an operator has to abide by ( seatbelts, first aid kit, hammer to break glass, signage and BFM – Basic fatigue management, etc) and daily routines to follow in terms of bus readiness ( check oil, reflectors, etc) and completing a logbook. They discussed the forms that are in place for accidents and defects.Bunyip_Buschecks_Gerry_Term32016

Bunyip runs 4 different operations each focusing on their niche tours. Driver guides are trained by shadowing another guide and meeting with staff on a regular basis. They have 12 buses covering 10 different tours.

Thanks Gerry!

 

Birgitta March