Express Tour Guide Ready Program – Round 2


This program provides funding to NT-based tour operators who conduct tours in Kakadu and/or Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to train new tour guides (entrants).
Open

Closes in 183 days

Closing date: Friday 31 March 2023 Fri 31 Mar 2023

Application detail:

Applications close 31 March 2023, or when funding is fully subscribed, whichever occurs first.

What you get?

Funding of up to $5,000.

Who is this for?

NT-based tour operators who conduct tours in Kakadu and/or Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Overview

The express program will reimburse the tour operator (applicant) up to $2,500 per entrant (maximum of 2 tour guides per business) upon completion of the following training components:

  • VTP230 Kakadu Knowledge for Tour Guides or VTP229 Uluru and Kata Tjuta Knowledge for Tour Guides
  • heavy vehicle training and licence (medium rigid or heavy rigid)
  • HLTAID011Provide First Aid, or HLTAID005 Provide First Aid in Remote Situations.

Tour guides will have a maximum of 4 months to complete all approved training components from the approval date, with all training completed by 31 May 2023 for applicants to receive reimbursement.

Check if you can apply

To be eligible, businesses must:

  • be legally constituted
  • be an Australian-registered business and a Territory enterprise
  • hold a current commercial tourism licence to operate in either Kakadu or Uluru-Kata  Tjuta National Park
  • have a current Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW) listing
  • have an online booking system, or be in the process of implementing one
  • be a member of a peak industry body, e.g. Tourism Top End or Tourism Central Australia.

Apply now


Apply for the Express Tour Guide Ready Program – Round 2

Find out more about your eligibility and how to apply.