Travel and Tourism
|Name ||Richard McCully |
|Studied ||Certificate III in Guiding |
|Faculty ||Travel and Tourism |
| Career Profile || Setting up own wine tour business |
After working in the IT industry for 15 years Richard fancied a career change. With his love of travel he decided to complete a guiding course externally with TAFE SA which could fit around his work and life commitments.
“As part of the course I was required to plan and then run a real tour. I took five people on a wine tour in the McLaren Vale. This was the moment I realised that guiding is what I really wanted to do.”
Studying and working simultaneously was a more difficult than he thought but found that the lecturers were incredibly supportive.
“Whenever I had a question I just sent them an email or gave them a call and they were there to help and offer advice.”
“Ultimately, I’ve always wanted to own my own business doing something I have a passion for and now I’m able to fulfil those dreams!”