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Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage

Get equipped with the tools to work in a fast changing and competitive industry.

This immersive degree gives you a real-world understanding of contemporary issues in tourism. You’ll come away with a deep understanding of managing tourism in sites of environmental and cultural value, and acquire skills to grow tourism enterprises.

Gain access to the university’s strong industry connections, with experiential learning opportunities to make you job ready. You’ll learn through experience, with industry encounters and critical reflections of your own tourist experiences.

Course Options

Master of Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage

1.5 years min, 5 years max
Hobart CRICOS 0100572

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Graduate Diploma of Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage

1 years min, 5 years max
Hobart CRICOS 0100553

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Graduate Certificate in Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage

0.5 years min, 2 years max
Hobart CRICOS 0100554

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Make strong networks through our extensive industry connections.

Pitch your business idea to venture capitalists as part of the Tourism Venture Creation unit.

Experience unique field trips held at Tasmania’s World Heritage Sites.

Study options

Master of Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage

Our new Master of Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage is designed to prepare students for a growing tourism sector in Australia and the world. Offering a unique learning experience by drawing upon Tasmania’s 7 UNESCO listed sites and the university's strong industry connections.

Graduate Diploma of Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage

This immersive degree allows you to gain a real-world understanding of contemporary issues in tourism. Through our strong industry connections, you’ll learn to manage sites of environmental and cultural value, while acquiring skills to envisage and grow tourism enterprises.

Graduate Certificate in Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage

This degree offers a unique learning experience, where you’ll gain an understanding of contemporary issues in tourism, the global forces that shape it and the disruptive innovations that have changed the way the industry works.

Higher Degrees by research

The University of Tasmania is a rapidly emerging leader in tourism education and research. Strong industry networks and a commitment to place-based teaching and research underpin our approach to this emerging field. For a full list of current University projects, visit the Research Division for available research degree projects.

Course breakdown

1

Master of Tourism, Environmental and Heritage

150 credit points

  • 75 credit points of Core units
  • 75 credit points of Elective units

2

Graduate Diploma of Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage

100 credit points

  • 50 credit points of core units
  • 50 credit points elective units

3

Graduate Certificate in Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage

50 credit points

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

Career outcomes

Policy and Planning Managers

7.7%

growth in the next 5 years.

Hospitality, Retail and Service Managers

9.0%

growth in the next 5 years.

Travel Attendants

8.7%

growth in the next 5 years.

Study Experiences

Customise your experience with intensive field trips

Multiple units through the degrees involve intensive field trips that are conducted in-situ at Cradle Mountain and Port Arthur Historic Site. You will have the chance to be co-taught by managers in these locations and be exposed to real life management issues. You will also learn about global experiences from international scholars, maximising your ability to understand the practical realities of your related industry and interact and network with business professionals.

The MTECH Industry Board

All the content and experiences within the Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage courses is informed by our MTECH Industry Board, featuring high level representatives from 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 directly aligned with the movements and trends of the industry.

Entry information

Entry requirements

Entry requirements vary across courses. You'll find the requirements on our individual course pages. These can be accessed from Course Options, which is located at the top of this page.

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you're not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Credit for prior learning

The University of Tasmania aims to provide you with credit for approved prior study or equivalent professional experience which exceeds standard entrance requirements for courses. For more information please visit Recognition for Prior Learning.

English language requirements

For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is not the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided. For more information, please visit International Future Students.