Marine Tourism Accreditation
Marine Tourism Accreditation is a module of the Quality Tourism Framework specifically designed to help WA Marine Tourism Businesses address and be rewarded for meeting WA Marine Tour Operators Best Practice Standards. By becoming Marine Tourism Accredited, businesses have demonstrated a commitment to professionalism and ethical conduct operating in Western Australia’s pristine marine environment.
Marine Tourism Accreditation Standards
The standards of the Marine Tourism Accreditation include:
- Registration, Insurance and Licensing, and
- Marine Qualifications.
- Compliance with Risk Management and Safety Standards, and
- Sound Environmental and Sustainability Practices.
- Professional Customer Service, and
- Social and Cultural Sustainability.
Businesses must read and demonstrate a commitment to the WA Marine Tour Operators Best Practice Standards by signing off on the Marine Tourism Accreditation Requirements Checklist.
Details on the requirements and supporting links, templates and samples are found in the More Info sections of the Quality Tourism Framework Online Program under the heading Marine Tourism Accreditation.
A Marine Tourism Accreditation Guide is available to assist you through the process.
Marine Tourism Accreditation Benefits
Marine Tourism Accredited businesses will:
- Be able to display the Marine Tourism Accreditation logo in all business marketing and advertising,
- Be recognised as having met WA Marine Tour Operators Best Practice Standards, and
- Have demonstrated a commitment to professionalism and ethical conduct operating in Western Australia’s pristine marine environment.
How to Apply
Businesses accredited through the Quality Tourism Framework automatically meet the required general tourism business standards for accreditation and only need to be assessed for the Marine Tourism Accreditation standards.
To be assessed simply contact an Industry Advisor at Tourism Council WA on (08) 9416 0700 or send us an email and we will provide you with the Marine Tourism Accreditation information.