Sunday, September 13, 2009

Park Guide Training Programme Under the National Stimulus Package 2009

SARAWAK FORESTRY Corporation invites interested participants to join the Park Guide Training Programme for 2009.

The objectives of the programme include;

1. To produce park guides that are licensed under the National Parks and Nature Reserves Ordinance, 1999 (Regulations) and capable of providing professional guiding services in ecotourism operations in national parks or nature reserves, and are recognized as world-class.
2. To prepare park guides to a high level of motivation to educate tourists in conservation practices an appreciation for biodiversity issues
3. To develop an understanding among park guides of the special nature of ecotourism as a tool for conservation
4. To inculcate best practice standards among guides in relation to safety, interpretation, customer service, product promotion and park guide's own leadership and presentation
5. To assure park guides are committed to providing high quality ecotourism experience in safe, culturally sensitive and environmentally sustainable manner

This programme is fully sponsored by the Government under its Manpower Training Programme for SCORE under the Stimulus Package 2009. Course fees, training materials, meals, accomodation at national park and transportation during the course provided. Participants need only to bear their own transport costs for arriving at the course venue and returning at the end of the course.


Applications to join the course are open to all, but priority will be given to Sarawakians that fulfil the following requirements:

a) At least twenty years old
b) A person of good character, physically and medically fit to perform the duties of a park guide
c) In possession of at least a "Sijil Rendah Pelajaran" (SRP) or equivalent
d) Preferably one who possess a valid tourist guide license (Blue badge or Green badge) issued by the Ministry of Tourism Malaysia and registered with the Sarawak Tourist Guides Association (SkTGA) or, member of the local communities residing adjacent to national parks or nature reserves, and who had attended at least a Primary Six education and be able to communicate in English and possesses good traditional knowledge of culture and natural resources
e) Pass the impending interviews

Training Courses Schedule (Each applicant is to choose a Certificate in Park Guiding Course at his/her preferred venue and/or one Specific Park Products and Services Course only)

A. Certificate in Park Guiding

1) Certificate in Park Guiding 26 Oct-16 Nov 2009 at SARAWAK FORESTRY Corporate Office Kuching
2) Certificate in Park Guiding 3 Nov-25 Nov 2009 at Niah NP, Miri

B. Specific Park Products & Service Course FOR;

1) Bako NP 17 Nov-20 Nov 2009 at Bako NP, Kuching
2) Niah NP 26 Nov-29 Nov 2009 at Niah NP, Miri
3) Semenggoh NR 23 Nov-25Nov 2009 at Semenggoh Wildlife Centre,Kch
4) Gunong Mulu NP 30 Nov-6 Dec 2009 at Gunong Mulu NP, Miri
5) Matang Wildlife Centre 3 Dec-5 Dec 2009 at Matang WC, Kch
6) Similajau NP 7 Dec-9 Dec 2009 at Similajau NP,Bintulu
7) Lambir Hills 10 Dec-12 Dec 2009 at Lambir Hills NP, Miri
8) Wind Cave Nature Reserve 10 Dec-12 Dec 2009 at Wind Cave NR, Kch
9) Gunong Gading NP 14 Dec-16 Dec 2009 at Gunong Gading NP, Kch
10) Loagan Bunut NP 21 Dec-23 Dec 2009 at Loagan Bunut NP, Miri

Passing the Certificate in Park Guiding Course is one of the requirements for acquiring the Park Guide License. Only graduates with the Certificate in Park Guiding are eligible to apply for any of the Park Products and Services Courses being offered as shown in the above schedule.

The application forms for the Certificate in Park Guiding Course and the Park Products and Services Courses are obtainable at SARAWAK FORESTRY regional offices in Miri, Bintulu, Sibu and Kuching as well as at any National Park and Nature Reserve Office in Sarawak.

Also forms can be downloaded from the SARAWAK FORESTRY website at

Application forms must be submitted to the following address not later than 4.00pm on or before 23rd September 2009

General Manager ,
Protected Areas and Biodiversity Conservation Division,
SARAWAK FORESTRY Corporation Sdn. Bhd. (453542-W)
Lot 218, KCLD, Jalan Tapang, Kota Sentosa,
93250 Kuching, Sarawak.
Tel : 082-610088 Fax: 082-610099


Limited places available!

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