Graduate Profile : Matt Wesley

Matt Wesley

Where are you currently working?  The Rock Tour based in Alice springs as Head Senior Guide.

What do you love most about your job?  So many things!  The people, the national park, the culture and the weather.

What training did you undertake with TasTAFE?  I did Certificate III & IV in Guiding and Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation.  We also did a Wilderness First Aid Course and I completed my training in 2013.

What did you value about your training at TasTAFE?  Lots of it really but one of the most was how it prepared us for the industry.  That really helped a lot.

How has your training helped you with your Guiding career?  In so many ways.   Helping with not only the interpretation side of things but also the ‘behind the scenes’ and the reality of the Guiding world.  All those things help your career just go a lot smoother overall.  I don’t imagine what it would be like to go into Guiding without it.

What is your most memorable moment you have experienced on a trip?  It’s hard to nail one down but I had a couple get engaged at Uluru while we were at sunset.  Even though they didn’t tell us until after, it was nice to have it happen and get invited to the wedding in Belgium!

If you could invite anyone on a trip, who would it be?  My Guiding teachers.  So they could see how the training has worked!

If you could give one piece of advice for someone contemplating a career in the outdoors, what would it be?  Do it!  And do the TasTAFE course – it’s been invaluable for me.

 

RTO Code: 60142

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