Graduate Certificate in Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage (A5T)

Overview  2020

Entry Requirements

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Duration

mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1

Full Fee Paying places available

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 0.5 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1
This immersive degree offers a unique learning experience, where you’ll gain real-world understanding of contemporary issues in tourism, an understanding of managing tourism in sites of environmental and cultural value and acquire skills to envisage and grow tourism enterprises.

The University will utilise its strong industry connections and enable experiential learning opportunities to ensure your learning and work readiness is maximised. Learn through experience, including on-site learning, industry encounters, and critical reflections on your own tourist experiences.

Tasmania will be used as a living laboratory for this course; the 7 UNESCO World Heritage listed properties within the island state, plus signature Tasmanian businesses such as Mona will be used as case studies for learning.

You will also develop skills to manage the opportunities, complexity and sensitivities that arise when culture, environmental values and creativity intersect with business development and be equipped with entrepreneurial and leadership tools, frameworks and an attitude to work in a fast changing and competitive industry, disrupted constantly by technology and an ever-changing market.

  • Identify and analyse the impact of one or more key developments in contemporary tourism and cultural heritage theory on the tourism and cultural heritage industries.
  • Evaluate the application of sustainable tourism principles to the tourism and cultural heritage industries.
  • Synthesise knowledge of theory and practice to design effective approaches to either contemporary cultural heritage management, or entrepreneurial tourism communication.
  • Research and assess one, or more, contemporary tourism innovation and its application to the tourism and cultural heritage industry
  • Communicate effectively to present aspects of your work in an appropriate manner to a wide range of tourism and cultural heritage stakeholders

Course structure

Completion of the Graduate Certificate in Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage requires 50 credit points comprising;

  • between 25 and 50 credit points of core units
  • a maximum of 25 credit points elective units

This unit will explore the origins, elements and tensions inherent in sustainable tourism. You will explore the relevance of sustainable development to tourism, its application and the tensions that arise when theory is applied to practice. The unit will also…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Tourism is part of globalisation. Tourism has changed over the decades as travels become cheaper, new destinations are found and more countries become prosperous. Tourism affects host societies and the issues are often global in scale. These include challenges from…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Darlinghurst - SydneySemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Tasmania and Australia are rich in history and heritage. What gets presented and celebrated however is contested and challenged. This unit does not only introduce a critical reading of heritage, it offers tools and frameworks for participants to reflect and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Digital disruptions such as the sharing economy have caused major disruptions for the tourism industry – both positive and negative. Platforms such as Airbnb and Uber, plus Airtasker, UberEats and HomeAway have transformed the way tourists travel, the way that…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

During this unit, you will learn about start-ups and the challenges and opportunities faced in the tourism industry. You will learn about the challenges that are particular to tourism, given the transitory, rapidly changing nature of the industry and its…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

According to the Global Economic Monitor Survey (2014), approximately 13% of the adult population in Australia is involved in either starting or managing a new business. (This percentage varies dramatically across different country contexts; see http://gemconsortium.org/). Many other individuals are…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Marketing is a business function that goes beyond the mere act of selling or advertising-it encompasses the entire process through which value is created, captured and offered to customers. It is critical that organisations establish and maintain relationships with customers…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit equips students to produce content and tell stories across multiple media platforms. A range of digital tools, delivery options and conceptual approaches will be explored as students design, research and produce media content. Academic and technical staff with…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to the practical skills of media writing. It is intended to provide students with a strong foundation for participation in the media industry in a variety of forms. A fundamental appreciation of language will enhance writing…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Media engagement is a central component of contemporary communications strategies. The unit provides contexts for historical and current media and public relations practice. Students are equipped to interact professionally with the media, to set clear communications goals and strategies, and…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Festivals and other cultural events increasing contribute to the culture and economy of towns and cities around the world. In Hobart, our vibrant art and cultural calendar includes MOFO and Dark MOFO, Ten Days on the Island, and the Falls…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

During this unit, you will be given the opportunity to undertake an internship at a tourism business. This may be self-organised, or organised by coordinators, depending on your employment situation. You will undertake a standalone project, with defined objectives and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school
HobartWinter school
HobartSpring school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The research project will consist of research conducted in a selected area of Tourism or Cultural Heritage. To develop your Research Project, you will work with your lecturer to formulate a consultancy style report that will be based upon a…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school
HobartWinter school
HobartSpring school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The research thesis will consist of research conducted in a selected area of Tourism or Cultural Heritage. In this unit you will learn how to formulate a literature review, select a research question and critically assess a range of different…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

During this unit, you will learn about start-ups and the challenges and opportunities faced in the tourism industry. You will learn about the challenges that are particular to tourism, given the transitory, rapidly changing nature of the industry and its…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

During this unit, you will be given the opportunity to identify a critical issue issue and create a case for an internship project in a Tourism or Cultural Heritage Environment context. Once this is done you will undertake an internship…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school
HobartWinter school
HobartSpring school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides you with a practical understanding of key systems for protected area planning and management. Terrestrial, freshwater and marine protected areas are considered. The global context of protected areas is analysed, including issues of definition, scope and governance.…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage requires a Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent in any discipline.

Students completing the Graduate Certificate in Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage are eligible to enter the Graduate Diploma or Master's degree with full credit.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units they enrol in. In 2020, this fee is $46.20 per unit (of 12.5 credit points). In 2020, the maximum charge for full time students is $308.

International students

2020 Total Course Fee (international students): $16,725 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $33,450 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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