Courses & Units

Tourism Venture Creation HGA719


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 extreme diversity. You will develop a tourism business model, pitch and market the idea, and ultimately will be given the chance to pitch your ideas before a panel of active investors from within the tourism industry.


Unit name Tourism Venture Creation
Unit code HGA719
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology
Coordinator Associate Professor Anne Hardy
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Spring school On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Spring school 28/10/2024 12/11/2024 5/12/2024 12/1/2025

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Learning Outcomes

  • Design and critically evaluate the case for a new venture in Tourism or Cultural Heritage.
  • Realise a business case by preparing a written and oral pitch.
  • Communicate a fully developed business case through oral and written formats

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.


AssessmentPre-feasibility in-class oral pitch (10%)|Feasibility study of potential business (15%)|Oral Pitch (25%)|Written business proposal (50%)
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