Updated: Jul 7, 2021
Karl, our tour guide was born and breed in Cairns quite some time ago.
As a boy he loved the outdoors, hiking and camping with the Boy Scouts. He became familiar with many of the great rainforest retreats. Work took him south and eventually to Brisbane and Burleigh Heads. Finally he and his wife El and Chico their dog ( best looked after male in the house) ventured back up north leasing the kiosk and café at Coconut Resort at Woree
. By providing meals for the Wet Tropics Management Authority's yellow crazy ant eradication team he became aware of the Certified Wet Tropics Tour Guide programme. He jumped at the opportunity to be engaged in an activity he loved. A great programme and now Karl is a Certified Wet Tropics Tour Guide.
CERTIFICATE III IN TOURISM
With a strong desire to learn more Karl decided to pursue a Certificate III in Tourism. To assist he applied for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). He was granted RPL for the 15 units. Great! This sounds easy, far from it. A lot of work was put in by the assessor and Karl. Provision of many supporting documents and then at least 12 hours of assessment interviews. BUT, it was well worth it and a great learning experience.