Tour Guide Ready Program NT

This program provides funding to NT-based tour operators to help them with the costs of training new tour guides.
Closes in 154 days

Closing date: Thursday 29 February 2024 Thu 29 Feb 2024

What do you get?

Funding of up to $5,000.

Who is this for?

NT-based tour operators.


The program will reimburse businesses with up to $5,000 upon completion of the following training components:

  • HLTAID011: Provide First Aid, or HLTAID005: Provide First Aid in Remote Situations
  • Heavy vehicle training and license (Light Rigid, Medium Rigid or Heavy Rigid)
  • MAR20321: Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal)
  • MARSS00008: Shipboard Safety Skill Set
  • TLIC0023: Operate a four-wheel drive vehicle (including defensive driving and 4WD training recovery)
  • Becoming a Tour Guide (Savannah Guides)
  • Micro-Credentials Tour Guide Course (Tour Guides Australia)
  • EcoGuide Certification (Savannah Guides).

Check if you can apply

To be eligible for the program, businesses must:

  • be legally constituted
  • be an Australian-registered business and a Territory enterprise
  • have a permanent presence in the Northern Territory
  • have a touring product or products that require tour guides
  • have a current Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW) listing
  • have an online booking system, be in the process of implementing one or provide a strong business case as to why a booking system is not required for your business
  • be a member of a peak industry body.

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