Tour Guiding Fundamentals

Micro Credential Course 

  • Are you new to the tourism industry?
  • Do you aspire to be a tour guide – one of the most rewarding and enriching careers in the visitor economy?
  • Would you like to be job-ready for employment? 
The three-day course is led by industry professionals who both train and work as professional tour guides. 
Additional insights and current real-world experiences from accredited tour guides working in a diverse range of settings across Australia, are embedded in the course and shared with participants.
Participants can expect to gain basic knowledge, skills and understandings across six themes that Tour Guides Australia recognises as minimum industry standards for entry-level professional tour guides:
  1. Cultural and social awareness
  2. Customer service
  3. Occupational health and safety
  4. Safety and legislation
  5. Storytelling
  6. Organising a tour

On site training

Many Tourism operators, visitor attractions and regional tourism visitor centres provide skills training to meet the specific requirements of staff and volunteers. 

TGA can tailor the Tour Guiding Fundamentals course to meet each location’s specific needs. 

Contact TGA for more information and details of TGA approved operators –

Tour Guide Australia Affiliate Membership

This membership category caters for students and people interested in guiding as a profession.

All students of the Tour Guiding Fundamentals course receive complimentary Affiliate membership to the completion of the membership year.

It provides access to TGA networking with professional guides, attendance at events, access to TGA assessment process and Recognition of Prior Learning.

For TGA membership enquiries

Certificate Courses 

There are Federal Government certificate courses available specifically for tour guides. 

There are a number of TAFE colleges and Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) approved to conduct these courses. Course detail and approved RTOs can be found on the following links 

There are also other tourism and hospitality courses that include guiding course components and part of their curricula.

Enquire at TAFE or other relevant registered training organisations.