Professional Tour Guide Association of Australia

The PTGAA was established in 1985 in Melbourne as a professional association representing tour guides and tour managers.

The Association is a founding member of the national peak industry body for all tour guides, Guiding Organisations Australia Inc. (GOA).

We also have a partner relationship with a variety of Tourism associations and other Industry stakeholders.

The PTGAA provides the Tourism and Incentives industry with professionally trained, reliable and skilled staffing choices.

Our members are supported in developing and maintaining an ongoing high standard of expertise through professional career development, mentoring, training modules, and networking opportunities.


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How do you Advertise Yourself. Here is an easy way to do it every time you send out an email

As a PTGAA member it is in your interest to advertise yourself. This can be easily done by adding an URL link to your email signature.  This means every time you send an email the URL link is displayed with your normal sign-off signature that links directly to your profile in the PTGAA Find A Guide.  You must have completed your Profile in PTGAA Find a Guide for this to be effective for you.

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Unique Student Identifier (USI)

Effective from 1 January 2015, all students enrolled in nationally recognised training, will be required to provide their registered training organisation (RTO) with their USI and date of birth.  If you undertake any recognised type of training i.e., FIRST AID course, then you need to register with USI.  It is very simple and this process, takes about 2 minutes.  Here is more information about the process.  It is just a way to keep track of what you have done.  You must all enroll with USI.

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