What is the Knowledge for Tour Guides program?
To support high standards, tour guides working in Kakadu or Uluru-Kata Tjuta national parks must complete a special entry-level training course. The course is called 'Knowledge for Tour Guides', or you might hear it discussed as 'tour guide training' or 'tour guide accreditation'. It is delivered by Charles Darwin University and you can do the training online or in person.
The course must be completed by the person who will maintain primary responsibility for the tour group's safety and the person giving the group park information while they are in the park. In most cases this is the tour guide.
This entry-level training covers the key areas of visitor safety, understanding the parks' natural and cultural values and history, minimising environmental impact and legal compliance. Park staff, Aboriginal traditional owners and the tourism industry have been consulted in developing the course.
Charles Darwin University is delivering the course using a range of interactive, flexible learning tools, including a CD ROM with audio and visual learning aids, and an online discussion forum. The course is also available in print format or it can be delivered face to face by special arrangement with the university (there is a small cost involved).
A specific course has been developed for each park. The Kakadu course was released in November 2006 and the course for Uluru-Kata Tjuta was released in August 2009.
Find out all the information regarding the course in the FAQs documents attached.