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.
The Graduate Certificate in Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage combines online learning with field trips that give you the chance to explore tourist hot spots in Tasmania, and learn about contemporary tourism issues first-hand from some of Tasmania’s most successful locations. In your first semester, you’ll get the chance to visit Tasmania’s iconic Cradle Mountain Reserve. During this 4-day excursion, you will explore the origins, elements and tensions inherent in sustainable tourism.
You’ll also undertake a unit in Critical and Contested Issues in Cultural Heritage which includes a 4-day field trip to Tasmania’s Port Arthur Historic Site. Your studies in this unit will provide valuable insights to the preservation of cultural heritage sites while allowing tourists to appreciate the rich history the site has to offer.
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.
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
Fees & scholarships
Commonwealth supported places (CSP)
Domestic undergraduate students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this course. If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government, and you will only be required to pay the student contribution amount for each unit.
You may be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. This means you can pay your tuition fees later once you start earning above a specific threshold. For more information, please refer to the Study Assist website.
The student contribution amount for each unit of study is based on its discipline area. Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study, this means that amounts will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.
For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.
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