1. Submit your online application form
- Please review the position information carefully. If you think you have what it takes to be a member of the Adventure Tours team please complete our enquiry form, which will be sent directly to our Recruitment Manager.
2. Company Presentation and Round One Interviews
- Successful applicants will be contacted via email and invited to our first round interviews. This will include a short presentation on the position and the company, followed by a short interview. During your interview, you will be given ten minutes to tell us about yourself, why you would make a great tour guide and why you would like to work for our company. Please prepare by looking through our website and our products.
- Please bring a copy of your resume to your round one interview. This will need to include two professional referees who we can contact for verbal support of your application.
- Please also bring a copy of the following should you have them:
• Current Senior Level First Aid certificate • Current driver’s license
- For those who reside in or near a major city we will invite you to our first round interviews at the centre nearest to you.
- For those applicants who reside in regional areas, interviews will be conducted via telephone or Skype.
- Following round one interviews, candidates willl be advised via email whether they have progressed to the next stage.
3. Round Two Interviews
- Round two involves personal interviews. If you are successful you will be offered a place on the Adventure Tours training programme.
4. The Training Program
- If you accept the training placement our Recruitment Manager will forward your details to the appropriate Operations Department. They will assist you with final preparations and relocation to ensure a smooth transition into your new job.
- The two week comprehensive Adventure Tours Australia Guide Training Program must be completed before you can become a tour guide. Our training gives you the tools you need to conduct safe, informative and fun outback tours.
- During our Guide Training Program you will learn about Australian history, aboriginal culture, geology, flora and fauna; national parks and wildlife; camp-oven cooking, food hygiene and bushcraft; plus heavy vehicle driver training and basic diesel mechanics. Leadership, communication and group dynamics are also very important components of the training program.
- We are proud to offer a unique cultural training component. You will learn story-telling, bush tucker, and bush medicine first-hand from a local Traditional Owner.
(1) You will be assessed throughout your training and employment is not guaranteed until you successfully pass the training program.
(2) You are not paid during your two week training course, but all on-the-road training will include meals, accommodation and associated costs free of charge.
5. Trainee Surveys
We take the responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of our guests very seriously. We are also committed to supporting and fully preparing our guides.
Between 1 and 5 of your first tours will be conducted with the support of an experienced Adventure Tours Australia tour guide. We call these “Survey Tours.” The number of survey tours each trainee requires differs from person to person. Survey Tours provide you with support and constructive feedback. When your manager deems you are ready to “fly solo”, you will spend three months as a probationary tour guide, after which you become a fully fledged professional tour guide.
NB: Survey and Probationary Tour Guides are paid positions
Should you be unsuccessful at any of these stages, please do consider gaining further suitable life skills/employment experience and reapplying at a later date. We would love to hear from you again.