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  • Drysdale Hobart

Attendance options

  • Short course

Study type

  • Mixed Learning

Tuition fees

Please note: The course overview is intended as a guide only. Not all courses are available at all locations or through all study types and attendance options. Please check Locations, Dates and Times below or enquire for further information.

Do you have a passion for sharing your knowledge of Tasmania? Imagine getting paid for doing what you love… Gain the skills to connect visitors to Tasmania’s stories and help make treasured memories!

If you are a people person who loves Tasmania, this course could be just the ticket to becoming a professional tour guide! Tasmania has a unique natural and cultural history. Many visitors to the island experience and appreciate Tasmania’s stories through tours at local attractions, or guided journeys in vehicles led by professional and knowledgeable tour guides.

This course focuses on giving you the skills required to work as a professional tour guide at Tasmanian sites and attractions such as cultural and heritage sites, tourist precincts, marine and national parks, wineries, or on-board cruise vessels. You will learn about tour guiding skills and qualities, leading and managing groups and how to connect clients to Tasmania’s natural and cultural history and places, by sharing interesting facts and stories.

With this accredited course, you will also gain valuable, transferable skills in research, group communication and presentation techniques. You will also learn about the importance of being socially aware and gain skills to communicate with people from a range of social and cultural groups with respect and sensitivity.

This 8-week course provides a pathway to work as a tour guide in the travel and tourism industry for a diverse range of employers including tour operators, tourist attractions and other tourism businesses.

Upon completion of this course you will receive a Statement of Attainment for successfully completed units.

Locations, dates & times

CampusDateAttendance/DurationStudy typeApply/Enquire
Drysdale Hobart20 Sep 2022 -
11 Nov 2022
Short course

This is a full-time course. Classes are Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm, with some early starts and overnight classes. Training is a combination of classroom, offsite and online.

Mixed LearningEnquire now

Career opportunities

  • Tour Guide
  • Tourism Visitor Information Officer
  • Museum Guide
  • Historical Site Guide
  • Walking Tour Guide

Career opportunities

  • Tour Guide
  • Tourism Visitor Information Officer
  • Museum Guide
  • Historical Site Guide
  • Walking Tour Guide

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