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4514 Gallery, Museum and Tour Guides

ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
Reference period
2021

Gallery, Museum and Tour Guides direct and guide visitors in galleries and museums, and escort visitors on sightseeing, educational and other tours.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job-training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

The occupation Gallery or Museum Guide in this unit group has a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate II or III, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 2 or 3 qualification, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job-training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • meeting and greeting visitors
  • controlling visitors' access to exhibits
  • ensuring safety of collections
  • maintaining attendance records
  • planning and rearranging schedules and itineraries
  • planning, organising and conducting tours
  • arranging transportation and accommodation for visitors following planned itineraries
  • arranging entry to places of interest
  • answering questions, providing commentaries, issuing brochures and tour literature, showing audiovisual presentations, and explaining features and procedures at tour sites
  • may assist with installing and dismantling exhibits

Occupations:

  • 451411 Gallery or Museum Guide
  • 451412 Tour Guide

451411 Gallery or Museum Guide

Alternative Title:

  • Gallery or Museum Attendant

Answers inquiries and directs and guides visitors in a gallery or museum.

Skill Level: 4

451412 Tour Guide

Alternative Titles:

  • Tour Escort
  • Tour Leader

Escorts visitors on sightseeing, educational and other tours, and describes and explains points of interest.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Regional Guide