Courses & Units

Tourism Internship A HGA717


This unit is designed to allow you to prepare for your tourism internship through the development of skills related to field work, empirical research, project planning and work place communication. During this unit, you will be given the opportunity to create a case for an internship project in an environmental, tourism or cultural heritage context. Once this is done you will undertake an internship at a tourism or cultural heritage 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 outcomes- to be determined in consultation with managers from the business and the unit coordinator. You will be assigned an Industry Mentor from within the organisation who will support you and provide an assessment on your performance. Students wishing to undertake this unit are required to express their interest with the unit coordinator six weeks prior to the beginning of their chosen semester of study. Placement cannot be guaranteed as this will depend on the number of available internships and the suitability of the student. A select number of internships will be pre-arranged by the unit coordinator throughout the year. These internships will be matched with students who express interest in undertaking the unit and are deemed suitable by the unit coordinator. Students are also encouraged to find their own internships. If they do, six weeks notice is required prior to the commencement of the semester to give the unit coordinator adequate time to ensure the viability of the proposed internship.


Unit name Tourism Internship A
Unit code HGA717
Credit points 25
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology
Coordinator Doctor Oscar Vorobjovas-Pinta
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Critically reflect on the knowledge and skills that are important in completing your internship.
  • Create a plan for your internship project in the tourism or cultural heritage environment.
  • Communicate your work using oral and written forms.

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.



50 credit points

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:



Teaching Pattern

6x 2hour workshop (delivered in 3 blocks)

AssessmentPresentation of Feasibility and project plan (10%)|Peer Review Feasibility and project plan (20%)|Podcast (20%)|Feasibility and project plan (50%)
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