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

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 2 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

Online
Semester 2

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 2 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.

Entry requirements

Location

Online
Semester 2

I couldn’t recommend the lecturers in this course more highly. Between them, they have an enormous and greatly diverse amount of experience. They are an inspirational bunch, which is why I am continuing to study with them.

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Ishara Love - Tourism, Environment and Cultural Heritage Student
The tourism industry is in the middle of its largest disruption in recent memory. Successful operators need to go beyond knowing their subject matter and gain broader skills and knowledge across all aspects of the modern industry to thrive.

The Graduate Certificate in Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage will prepare you to work in a fast changing and competitive industry. Offered fully online, your studies will introduce you to contemporary issues in tourism, including an understanding of opportunities, complexity and sensitivities that arise when culture, environmental values and creativity intersect with business development.

You’ll learn through authentic experiences including guest speakers, and critical reflections on their own tourist experiences. This course is informed by an Industry Board of major organisations including Qantas, Tourism Tasmania, the Port Arthur Historic Management Authority, Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service, Brand Tasmania, and Mona. During a period of such rapid change, the input from the board ensures that your educational experience is aligned with the movements and trends of the industry.

  • 1 Identify and analyse the impact of developments in contemporary tourism and cultural heritage theory on the tourism and cultural heritage industries.
  • 2 Evaluate the application and impact of sustainable tourism principles to the tourism and cultural heritage industries.
  • 3 Synthesise knowledge of theory and practice to design effective approaches to contemporary tourism management.
  • 4 Research and assess one or more contemporary tourism innovations and its application to the tourism industry.
  • 5 Present the theoretical and applied aspects of your work to a wide range of tourism and cultural heritage stakeholders.
  • Career outcomes

    The Graduate Certificate in Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage is an excellent opportunity to upskill with the tools to work in a fast changing and competitive industry.

    Your studies will explore contemporary tourism and cultural heritage theory, entrepreneurial concepts, and marketing tools to work in a competitive industry with evolving market conditions. After completing this course, you will have a greater understanding of the opportunities, complexity and sensitivities that arise when cultural, environmental values and creativity intersect with business development.

    This is an excellent opportunity to connect with the tourism sector as demand for these skills is growing year on year:

    • Policy and Planning Managers 7.7% projected growth by 2024.*
    • Hospitality, Retail and Service Managers 9.0% employment growth by 2024.*
    • Travel Attendants 8.7% growth by 2024.*

    In addition to developing job-ready skills, you'll also have the option to pursue to further study in the Graduate Diploma of Tourism Environmental and Cultural Heritage or Master of Tourism Environmental and Cultural Heritage.

    ABS Labour Force Survey, National Skills Commission trend data to May 2019 and projections to 2024

    Course structure

    The Graduate Certificate in Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage requires the completion of 50 credit points of Core units.

    You will complete 50 credit points of Core units.

    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…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

    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
    HobartTerm 3
    OnlineTerm 3

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

    This unit will enable students to understand how tourism and cultural industries have dramatically changed our lives. Cultural industries have grown significantly, with examples such as museums, regional festivals and wilderness adventures. At the same time there is an increasing…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

    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
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Entry requirements

    The College of Arts, Law and Education may accept as a candidate for the Graduate Certificate in Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage a person who:

    a. has completed an undergraduate degree in any field; or

    b. has work experience of at least three years in a relevant field.

    Admission to most postgraduate coursework courses at the University of Tasmania require qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree. Applicants must achieve the required grade in their qualifying studies, meet any prerequisite subjects and the English language requirements to be eligible for an offer.

    English Language Requirements

    For students who do not meet the English Language Requirement through citizenship or prior studies in English in an approved country, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided. See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

    Course Specific Requirements

    Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage requires either:

    • a Bachelor’s degree, or Australian Advanced Diploma or above, or approved equivalent.
    • or at least 2 years' tourism industry experience.

    Students completing the Graduate Certificate in Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage may articulate into the Graduate Diploma and the Master of Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage with full credit.

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Options for this course

    Cost shouldn’t get in the way of you studying.

    If you’re a domestic undergraduate student, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place in this course. This means your fees will be subsidised by the Australian Government. You’ll only need to pay the student contribution amount for each unit you study within the course.

    You may also be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. If eligible, you’ll only have to pay your tuition fees once you start earning above a specific amount.

    Further information is available at Scholarships, fees and costs.

    Student contribution

    Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study. This means that how much you’ll pay will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Further information

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

    2023 Total Course Fee (international students): $17,225 AUD*.

    Course cost based on a rate of $34,450 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.

    How can we help?

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    International
    +61 3 6226 6200
    Email
    Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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