About the tour guide course
Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park is Aboriginal land. The Director of National Parks leases this land from Aboriginal land trusts, managed by the Central Land Council, to be operated as a National Park.
As a condition of the lease, Parks Australia must implement a licensing and induction scheme for tour operators to carry out commercial activities in the park.
In 2005, the Australian Flexible Learning Framework awarded a grant to Parks Australia and Charles Darwin University to assist in the development of entry-level online tour guide training for both Uluru–Kata Tjuta and Kakadu National Parks. As of 2010, tour guides operating in Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park are required to have successfully completed this training as a Tour Operator Permit condition.
Nguraritja (the traditional Aboriginal owners) and Parks staff continue to offer the popular Park-based Tour Operator Workshops. These have been enhanced to provide additional hands-on experience for guides who complete this entry-level training.
In developing this training program, Parks Australia and Charles Darwin University worked with tour operators and guides to ensure the course is tailored to the business and operational needs of the tourism industry. Park staff and traditional Aboriginal owners were also involved in the development of the course, which meets national accreditation standards and has been endorsed by the Park’s Board of Management.
The flexible delivery of the course through electronic means, ensures participants can tailor the course to their own needs. The content has been packaged to cater for people seeking an in-depth understanding, while the assessments have been designed to ensure participants have gained the knowledge necessary to operate capably in the Park.
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