Become a Tour Guide

Travel for a living by landing that dream tour guide job with the help of this online course.
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NZD$369.94 RRP $528.94

Quick Facts

  • Delivery Method Online
  • Professional Certificate
  • Unlimited Access
  • 80hrs Suggested Study Time
  • Tutor Support
  • Mobile and Tablet Friendly
  • 12421 Students

What's it all about?

Have you always wanted to work as a tour guide for a major tour operator?  Would you love to show off our beautiful country and its attractions like Ayers Rock, The Great Barrier Reef, Wine Country regions and the Twelve Apostles?  Or perhaps travel the world working with Contiki, Top Deck or Busabout.  Then a rewarding career as a Tour Guide is perfect for you.

Using videos, audio, images and text, combined with interactive activities and online testing this course teaches you the fundamental skills and knowledge needed to stand out from the crowd and get hired as a tour guide.  Working as a tour guide means that you will be the public face of your tour operator.  You’ll be meeting and greeting your guests at the airport, holding welcoming meetings, handling your customer’s issues and accompanying guests on excursions.

This course is broken down into 18 modules, each providing the essential knowledge and skills you need to get hired in any type of tour guide role.

Tour operators recognise that job seekers who have taken a course such as this Become a Tour Guide online course make better, more reliable employees because they have already been pre-trained for the job.  

In addition to the lessons and tutorials you’ll be able to interact with thousands of fellow tour guide job seekers via our forum so that you can share your experiences and ideas.  You'll also have access to our advanced job training area where you can really gain an advantage over other applicants in this highly competitive industry, giving you insider information including:

  • How to craft a winning job application
  • How to win at the assessment day
  • How to pass the written tests
  • Tips for interview preparation
  • Tips for role plays and group exercises
  • Tips for getting hired
  • Common mistakes most applicants make

There are no time-limits to this course. You can learn at your own pace and refer to the course at anytime-- 24/7.  To get started, all you need is a computer or tablet device with internet access.  From there, the world is your oyster!

What's involved?

  • Module 1 - Introduction to holiday rep
  • Module 2 - Categories of holiday representatives
  • Module 3 - Roles, responsibilities and qualities of the holiday rep
  • Module 4 - Duties of the holiday rep
  • Module 5 - Tour operator’s profiles
  • Module 6 - Transfers & Welcome Meetings
  • Module 7 - Admin and Paperwork
  • Module 8 - Currency, conversions, commissions & calculations
  • Module 9 - Health & Safety
  • Module 10 - Legal Responsibilities
  • Module 11 - Customer Service Essentials
  • Module 12 - Effective Complaint Handling Skills
  • Module 13 - Super Selling Skills
  • Module 14 - Social & Communication Skills
  • Module 15 - Interpersonal & Teamwork Skills
  • Module 16 - Stress Management
  • Module 17 - Short Haul Destinations
  • Module 18 - Long Haul Destinations & Time Zone

What do others think?

‘I've just had confirmation from TUI that my assessment day was successful and I've got the job! I just wanted to drop you a note to say that I probably would not have got this job if I hadn’t done your rep course first. I was totally prepared for the interview and your interview tips and suggestions gave me a massive advantage. You're on my postcard list – CHEERS!!!’

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The Learning Environment

From the moment that you enrol in Become a Tour Guide you will become an integral part of our learning community. You will experience the perks of classroom studies such as chatting by the water cooler or sharing your opinion on a specific task, all in your own home.

Tutor support during your learning is flawless, friendly and encouraging. You will learn from your professional tutor who is not only knowledgeable and highly skilled but is a passionate industry expert. Our ethos is that if you succeed, we succeed. As with any studies, learning can be intense, yet you will soon realise that your hard work and commitment will be both personally and professionally rewarding.

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Why Choose Vibe Learning?

Learn Your Way

We understand that everyone works at their own pace and no two students are the same. That's why when you study with Vibe Learning we provide you with all the study guidelines, tools and support you need but leave you to set the pace. You are free to complete your assessments when and where you want.

We don't break the bank

With Vibe Learning we believe that education should be accessible to anyone who wants to learn. That's why we offer some of the most competitive prices in the industry. Investing in your future is a smart choice and doesn’t have to break the bank. Whether you choose our money saving upfront prices or flexible payment plans, studying is accessible to you.

You'll get the personal attention you deserve

We are real people, providing real support every step of the way. When you study with Vibe Learning, you'll benefit from learning from professional, knowledgeable and most of all passionate industry experts.

Reap the rewards sooner rather than later

We offer a range of options from short 6 week courses through to extensive 12 month courses. Whatever your personal or professional goals, studying online with Vibe Learning provides a rewarding life changing experience which is well within your reach.

Learn real life skills

We don’t profess to know everything about every industry. That's why, when we write a course we work with industry experts who do know everything! Before delivering a course we make sure that the following boxes have big green ticks in them;

  • The course is industry Current
  • The course is Relevant to our students
  • The course is Engaging and delivers outcomes

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