Basic Local Host Tourist Guide Course

Basic Local Host Tourist Guide Course is a programme under the Manpower Planning and Employment Council (MPEC), Prime Minister’s Office through the Manpower Industry Steering Committee (MISC) Working Group Hospitality & Tourism sector, in collaboration with the Ministry of Primary Resources & Tourism, Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE) and Lifelong Learning Centre (L3C), Ministry of Education. This programme provides funding assistance for locals residing at the identified tourist attraction areas, who wish to reskill & upskill themselves by taking TOURIST GUIDE COURSES AS A BASIC LOCAL HOST

Course Objective

Tourist attraction areas have become a popular spot for domestic tourists, and locals residing in these areas can fill in the needs of tourism industry as their knowledge will be an advantage over regular tourist guides. Locals residing in the areas of the identified tourist attraction can become a tourist guide (freelance or under travel agent) by taking this course.
The course content has been specifically designed for basic local host tourist guides, which covers topics including:

  • Tourism Industry

  • Forestry Industry

  • Basic First Aid Course

  • Communication Skills

  • Customer Service

  • Tourist Guide Mechanics

  • Practical Guiding (on-site)


At the end of the course, the participants will have a good knowledge of his/her tourist destination and the basic practical skills to conduct local excursion tour guiding professionally, reflecting in the high standards of tour guiding, customer service, the ability to ensure safety and security in tourist guiding, and provide job opportunities to locals.

Course Fee


Training Duration

10 working days
(15 March 2022 to 28 March 2022)

Language of Delivery

English and Malay



Designated tourist areas (March 2022 Batch)

  • Mukim Amo


  • Mukim Batu Apoi

Course is open to

Locals who

  • Residents at the designated tourist attraction area;
  • Registered as recognized residents based on list from Majlis Perundingan Kampung (MPK);
  • Have a minimum qualification of completion of Year 9/Form 3 Secondary Level Education;
  • Age 18 years old and above (Under 18s require letter of consent from parents/guardian)
  • Able to read and converse in basic Bahasa Melayu and English;
  • Physically and medically fit.

Required documents


  • Copy of Identity Card (IC)
  • Copy of Passport
  • Passport-sized photo
  • Copy of highest academic qualification certificate
  • Verification letter from Majlis Perundingan Kampung (MPK) or Ketua Kampung


  • Copy of Identity Card (IC)
  • Copy of Passport
  • Passport-sized photo
  • Copy of highest academic qualification certificate
  • Supporting letter issued by employer