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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.

Our new Master of Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage is designed to prepare students for a growing tourism sector in Australia and the world. Gain access to the university’s strong industry connections, with opportunities to experience Tasmanian tourist destinations. You’ll connect with our industry partners and learn through authentic experiences including on-site visits, industry encounters, and critical reflections of tourist attractions.

You'll also choose one of four specialisations:

  • Strategic Communication
  • Organisational Resilience
  • Business Development
  • Environmental Conservation and Management

HECS Fee Waiver

Domestic students commencing the Graduate Certificate in Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage in Semester 1 2022 may be eligible to receive a 60% HECS fee waiver. This means a discount is applied to the student contribution amount (HECS Fee). For eligibility information please visit the Scholarships, Fees and Costs page.

Course Options

Graduate Certificate in Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage

0.5 years min, 2 years max
Hobart CRICOS 0100554

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Graduate Diploma of Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage

1 years min, 3 years max
Hobart CRICOS 0100553

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Master of Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage

2 years min, 5 years max
Hobart CRICOS 0100572

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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

Strategic Communication

Develop the professional skills, knowledge and tools to communicate across settings as diverse as the sciences, creative industries and politics. From our unique location in Tasmania, you’ll be introduced to key trends and changes in contemporary media practices, technologies, business models and audience behaviours.

Organisational Resilience

In an ever-changing world, the resilience of organisations is constantly challenged and tested. Learn to assess your own organisation’s resilience and enhance your ability to identify changing risk conditions and implement strategies to manage vulnerability.

Business Development

Businesses are changing constantly, and markets are moving at a rapid pace. This specialisation will introduce you to business development strategies across entrepreneurship, product innovation, digital marketing, and market research.

Environmental Conservation and Management

Landscapes can be wilderness areas, rural areas with highly varied land use, or urban areas. Whatever their type, there are landscape processes that need to be managed to ensure conservation. Gain a practical understanding of key systems for protected area planning and management

Course breakdown

1

Master of Tourism, Environmental and Heritage

200 credit points

  • 87.5 credit points of Core units
  • 12.5 credit points of Core Option Units
  • 50 credit points specialisation
  • 50 credit points Research or Internship Capstone

2

Graduate Diploma of Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage

100 credit points

  • 87.5 credit points of Core units
  • 12.5 credit points of Core Option Units

3

Graduate Certificate in Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage

50 credit points

  • 50 credit points of Core units

Career outcomes

Study Australia Masterclass Series- Managing Tourism for Sustainability

Join our Course Coordinator Professor Dr Anne Hardy as she discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has given us time to pause, reflect and consider the future of tourism management in support of sustainable tourism.

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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.