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Getting Started

Welcome to the Watarrka National Park Safety Induction.

If you guide tours in Watarrka National Park (Central Australia, Northern Territory) you must complete this online Induction before guiding in the Park. This is a requirement of your company's Tour Operator Permit.

You can start the Induction and come back to it at a later time. You will need to take note of your tracking number at the top right-hand side of the screen. Be aware that you will need to have logged in again within 3 business days to complete the process otherwise you will need to start again.

The Induction can be completed on a PC, tablet or smart phone with internet access.

The resources required to complete the Induction are available in the 'Resources' tab of the Induction form if you need to refer to them.
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How to Complete This Form
Upload a digital photo of yourself (have one ready prior to starting - details about photo specifications are listed on the next page).
Provide your Identification details (have a photo of your current driver's license or passport ready to upload. This is required to verify your identify).
Complete the test
Complete a Declaration
Select the 'Submit' button
Receive a confirmation of completion email
Do you have a photo of yourself and your licence or passport ready to upload?
Once you have completed the test and submitted the required Declaration, a confirmation email will be sent to you. You will need to retain this email as your proof of completion until you receive your Identification Card for the Induction in the mail.

When guiding in Watarrka National Park, you must carry on your person, evidence of completing the Induction. This is either:
a printout or screenshot of the completion email along with photo ID eg: driver license, OR
the Watarrka Safety Induction ID card.
You must have a photo of yourself & your Drivers Licence, or Passport, ready before you can complete the Induction. Please arrange this first then select 'Yes' for the above question.

About You

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Your Photo and Identification Details

You must upload your profile photograph before you can continue.
This is the photo that will be printed on your Watarrka National Park Safety ID card.
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Upload Photo

Please ensure the photo is a passport or license style e.g. head and shoulders only, no sunglasses or hat and clearly recognisable as per the example below. If your photo is not in this style, we will ask you to submit another photo and your ID card will be delayed.
File size limit is five megabytes (5 MB)
Attach your passport sized photo here
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Personal Details

You must complete all details in this section.
Please select whether you are applying from Australia or overseas

Identity Details

Please attach a clear copy of your Driver's Licence otherwise a clear copy of the identity page from your Passport. (An easy way to do this is using your phone to take a photo of your licence/passport.)
Do you have an Australian Driver's Licence for identification?
Attach a photo of your Driver's License here
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Declaration

Before moving to the next tab you must declare that the details you have provided above are true and correct.

Resources

Watarrka National Park Safety Induction
The resources you need to complete the test are provided on this page. There are some important video messages from Parks Wildlife and Heritage NT and the Traditional Owners of Watarrka National Park.

There are some additional videos which demonstrate the first aid boxes and the Emergency Call Device (ECD) on the Kings Canyon Rim Walk.

You can download the handbook at any point then start the Test when you are ready. The Test portion of the Induction will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.
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Tour Guide Safety Induction Handbook Watarrka National Park

Welcome to
Watarrka National Park

A Message from the
Traditional Owners

Welcome to the
Safety Induction

First Aid Boxes
on the Rim Walk

Using an Emergency
Call Device ECD

Tour Operator Permit (Sample Permit)

Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act

Induction Test

Watarrka National Park Safety Induction
Now that you have read the handbook you are required to complete the following test. The test comprises of 15 questions and will take approximately 15-20 minutes.Before you sit the test you must have also read your employer’s Tour Operator Permit and the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act. You will need to get every question correct in order to finish the Safety Induction. If you get a question wrong, read the feedback carefully and answer the question again.
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Before You Start

Question 1

Q1
The Kings Canyon Rim Walk can be done in an anti-clockwise direction via the south Wall Return Walk.
Correct. The South Wall Return Walk takes you to a clearly marked turn around point but access from here to the rest of the Canyon is not permitted.

Please continue to the next question.
That answer is incorrect. There is no access to the rest of the Canyon from the South Wall Return Walk.

Please review the Handbook and try again.

Question 2

It is recommended that visitors carry and drink a certain amount of water while on their walk/s. What is the recommended amount?
That's right! One litre of water per person, per hour of activity is a safe estimate. Dehydration can be fatal.

Please continue to the next question.
That answer is incorrect. Dehydration can be a serious but easily avoided problem.

Please refer to page 13 of the handbook and retry the question.

Question 3

On the Kings Canyon Rim Walk, where can you access an emergency drinking supply?
That's right! There are rehydration salts in the 4 first aid boxes. If you use any supplies, please let a Ranger know so they can restock.

Please continue to the next question.
While this might be an option, there are other emergency water supplies available to you.

Please refer to page 13 of the handbook and retry the question.

Question 4

On days forecast to reach 36 degrees Celsius or above, what time must your tour group have commenced the South Wall Return Walk?
That's right! The cut off time for the general public is 11 am, however permitted Tour Groups may begin the South Wall Return Walk up until 12 noon.

Please continue to the next question.
That answer is incorrect. Please refer to page 12 of the handbook. The South Wall Return Walk closure time is different for Tour Groups.

Please refer to page 12 of the handbook and retry the question.
That answer is incorrect. The Rim Walk closes at 9 am on days forecast to reach 36 degrees or above, but it is later for the South Wall Return Walk. Please refer to page 12 of the handbook.

Please refer to page 12 of the handbook and retry the question.

Question 5

What is the minimum distance visitors must be from the edge when on the Kings Canyon Rim Walk?
That's right! Visitors must be a minimum of two metres from the edge unless on a track or behind a rail. Cliff safety signage is also installed in key locations on Park to remind you.

Please continue to the next question.
That answer is incorrect. Rangers take cliff safety very seriously.

Please refer to page 8 of the handbook and retry the question.

Question 6

The decision to close the Rim Walk and South Wall Return Walk is based on the Bureau of Meteorology forecasts for which location?
That's right! Closure of the Kings Canyon Rim Walk and South Wall Return Walk is based on the forecast for Watarrka by the Bureau of Meteorology.

Please continue to the next question.
That answer is incorrect. The forecast can vary markedly between Watarrka, Yulara and Alice Springs.

Please refer to page 12 of the handbook and retry the question.

Question 7

The Kings Canyon Rim Walk closes at 9am when the temperature is forecast to reach 36 degrees C or above.
Correct. The 9am Rim Walk closure is based on the Bureau of Meteorology forecast for Watarrka.

Please continue to the next question.
That answer is incorrect.

Please refer to page 12 of the Handbook and try again.

Question 8

There are 4 emergency call devices (ECDs) located on the Kings Canyon Rim Walk. Select the option where an ECD is NOT located.
That's right! There is NOT an ECD at Cotterill's Lookout. Please ensure you know the locations of the four emergency call devices. They may save the life of someone in your group.

Please continue to the next question.
That answer is incorrect. There IS an ECD at this location.

Please refer to page 16 of the handbook and retry the question.

Question 9

Duty of care, of yourself and your client, is an obligation under the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act. A category two offence carries a $150,000 to $300,000 fine and relates to which sort of breach?
That's right! You must know and comply with your responsibilities under the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act.

Please continue to the next question.
That answer is incorrect.

Please refer to Part 2, Division 5 of the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act and retry the question.

Question 10

Images taken by Tour Guides or their clients at Watarrka National Park and uploaded onto the Tour Operator's website or social media platforms must:
That's right! Photos depicting dangerous or prohibited activities may result in the cancellation of your company's Tour Operator Permit. Websites and social media sites will be monitored.

Please continue to the next question.
That answer is incorrect. Only one of these options is a condition of your company's Tour Operator Permit.

Please retry the question.

Question 11

An oral or written explanation of the hazards or risks involved in your proposed activities at Watarrka must be given to your client as a condition of the Tour Operator Permit.
Correct. It is a good idea to brief your clients the night before and the morning of your walk. Reinforce key points at the Walks and Safety Information Shelter.

Please continue to the next question.
That answer is incorrect. You did not select the the correct response.

Please refer to the Tour Operator Permit Conditions on page 19 of the Handbook and try again.

Question 12

It is a condition of your company's Tour Operator Permit that in the event that one of your clients is injured, reported missing or requires medical attention while in Watarrka National Park, that a Visitor Incident Report be submitted within 24 hours of the reportable event.
Correct. This is a condition of your company's Tour Operator Permit. The Visitor Incident Form is Attachment D in the permit which must be carried in your tour vehicle.

Please continue to the next question.
Incorrect. You did not select the correct response. Please refer to the Tour Operator Permit Conditions on page 19 of the handbook.

Try again.

Question 13

What must you carry in your vehicle and have read carefully before conducting tours in Watarrka National Park?
That's right! You must be fully informed of and understand the permit conditions before conducting tours within Watarrka National Park. It is also a good idea to carry the Emergency Response Procedures from the Safety induction on your walk/s.

Please continue to the next question.
That answer is incorrect. Only one of these options is a condition of your company’s Tour Operator Permit.

Please retry the question.

Question 14

Breaking open rocks to reveal the sandstone is..........
That's right! Tour Guides play an important role in protecting the values of Watarrka National Park.

Please continue to the next question.
That answer is incorrect. Please refer to page 16 of the handbook.

Please retry the question.

Question 15

Which of the following are breaches to the Territory Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act?
That's right! Please ensure that your clients minimise their environmental impact during their visit to Watarrka National Park.

You have finished the Induction Test. Please read and complete the Declaration below.
That answer is incorrect. Yes, this is an offence under the Territory Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act, but it is not the most correct answer.

Refer to Page 16 of the Handbook and please retry the question.

Declaration

You have now completed all of the test questions. To finish the induction, please read the declaration and sign it by selecting the checkbox to indicate your agreement.
I, , confirm that:

1.I have received and read the Watarrka National Park Tour Guide Safety Induction ("the Induction") handbook;2.I agree to comply with the Induction;3.The photo provided is recognised as me;4.I personally completed the online test for the Induction; and5.I understand that I am responsible for my safety and that of my tour group in Watarrka National Park.
Yes, I confirm the above details.
Congratulations

You have successfully completed the Tour Guide Safety Course for Watarrka National Park

Please select the 'Submit' button below.


You will then be sent a confirmation email to the email address
entered into this form:

Carry a printed or digital copy of this email on your person with photo ID in the
National Park at all times until you receive your ID card which will be posted to
the address you provided, in approximately 3 weeks.
Parks Wildlife and Heritage Division
Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture
Northern Territory Government
Phone: 08 8951 8273 Email: parks.touroperator@nt.gov.au
https://nt.gov.au/leisure/parks-reserves