Train­ing course a way to dive into tourism

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

NORTH Train­ing & Con­sul­tancy and Trop­i­cal Jour­neys have part­nered to of­fer a tourism and dive course, set to start on March 19.

The Cer­tifi­cate III Tourism with Open Wa­ter Div­ing (SIT30116) is the first of its kind in the re­gion and has been de­signed for those with hos­pi­tal­ity ex­pe­ri­ence keen to gain the skills nec­es­sary to work on reef tour boats.

Brooke Rigby, course co-or­di­na­tor of Far North Train­ing & Con­sul­tancy, ex­plained the qual­i­fi­ca­tion could also be ideal for any­one look­ing to ad­vance their ca­reer in hos­pi­tal­ity or tourism by up­skilling or gain­ing recog­ni­tion for their ex­ist­ing skills.

“Ex­plor­ing the reef as part of work is an in­cred­i­ble op­por­tu­nity, but it can be hard to get a foot in the door. This col­lab­o­ra­tion with Trop­i­cal Jour­neys means we can of­fer in­dus­try ex­pe­ri­ence and prac­ti­cal, hands-on train­ing with a well­re­spected lo­cal tourism op­er­a­tor,” said Ms Rigby.

Adam Jones, gen­eral man­ager of Trop­i­cal Jour­neys, said he was ex­cited to bring this course to life with Far North Train­ing & Con­sul­tancy.

“Tourism is the lifeblood of this re­gion, so a cer­tifi­cate that com­bines a PADI open wa­ter dive course with sub­ject units like guided snorkelling, first aid, and so­cial and cul­tural sen­si­tiv­ity is a win,” said Mr Jones.

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