1 x 3-hour lecture weekly
1 x 8-hour workshop per semester
1 x 2-hour excursion per semester
1 Admission into GCCHM-Graduate Certificate in Cultural Heritage Management
1a Admission into GDPSM-Graduate Diploma in Screen and Media Production
1b Admission into MSM-Master of Screen and Media Production
1c Admission into GDPTRTR-Graduate Diploma in Tourism
1d Admission into GDPAHM-Graduate Diploma in Archaeology and Heritage Management
1e Admission into MAHM-Master of Archaeology and Heritage Management
1f Admission into MAHMA-Master of Archaeology and Heritage Management [1.5 years]
1g Admission into MSMA-Master of Screen and Media Production [1 year]
1h Admission into MSMI-Master of Screen and Media Production [1.5 years]
1i Admission into MTR-Master of Tourism
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of TOUR1003, TOUR1003A, TOUR1102, TOUR8205 has been successfully completed
Topic description

This topic provides an insight into the skills and knowledge required to undertake tour guiding. Emphasis is placed on site interpretation techniques, the principles of tour guiding (both content and delivery), as well as basic itinerary planning. An understanding of ethical and safety issues to be considered is provided. Emphasis is placed on the role of tour guiding in natural and cultural attractions with an understanding and empathy for optimum visitor experiences.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Provide a practical understanding of the skills, knowledge and attributes required by a tour guide
  • Examine and evaluate tour guiding site interpretation techniques for cultural and environmental sites
  • Provide fundamental tour planning principles
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Skills and knowledge required for tour guiding in a practical setting
  2. An understanding of the principles of interpretation
  3. An awareness of the principles of tour planning