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

‘Melbourne By Bike’ teaches our tour guiding students about the OH&S issues that affect tour operators daily…

 

Michelle Brown, owner-operator of Melbourne By Bike city tours, met our students to explain the OH&S issues that affect her business on a daily basis.

Michelle ran the tour guiding students through a comprehensive OH&S session that included waiver forms, emergency contacts, incident report forms as well as clear instructions given to clients. This includes traffic laws to be obeyed according to Victorian law as well as hand signals to observe whilst navigating the city traffic.

When the ‘real clients’ arrived, the tour guiding students were able to see first-hand how rapport was made before the mandatory OH&S session commenced.

On behalf of all students, I would like to thank Michelle for her enthusiasm and her amazing knowledge!

 

Birgitta March