Archive for November, 2013

Health and Safety

We’ve learnt about Health and Safety within the
Tourism sector, and the many challenges that come with it. We learnt about how
important risk management is, the costs of an accident, and how accidents can
be prevented within workplaces.  We also
learnt how important it is to manage health and safety in a tourism context, as
we looked up past accidents that have happened within tourism, and how it
affected businesses and the people around them. – Ash


Group Management

Group Management

Tour members often wander off to take pictures or to look at something that catches their eye, this picture capture’s the moment Luke brought a stray member back into the fold. In the foreground is Thomas, he’s wearing a pair of polished blue shoes unseen in the southern hemisphere, unfortunately they were accidentally cut off but can clearly be seen in other photographs – if there was a prize for best dressed student Thomas would win hands down.

Guided Tours

Guided Tours

First Church of Otago

The main component of this course requires students to lead a guided tour of a centrally located point of interest. The spire of this church can be seen from all around Dunedin, however, to discover the true brilliance of this building you really need to go inside!

Botanic Gardens Conservation International Conference

 Botanic Gardens Conservation International Conference

Students from Otago Polytechnic’s Tour Guiding course helped look after 300 of the world’s top botanists, horticulturists and conservationists attending an international conference in Dunedin. The conference would coincide with the Dunedin Botanic Garden’s 150th anniversary, also due to be held in 2013.

04 Aug 2010

Hundreds of the world’s top botanists, horticulturists and conservationists

Learning life saving skills with the Red Cross

Our class took part in a first aid course over 2 days with the Red Cross. It was fun as well as informative and we learnt many skills and techniques that can help save people’s lives. We learnt all about allergies and poisons and how to deal with them in an emergency, CPR, injures and so much more. We all enjoyed taking part in this course and it was a great experience.