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 rapidly emerging field of study.
Banner Image: Hobart. Credit: Tourism Tasmania and Luke Tscharke.
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN TOURISM OR BUSINESS
For residents of Tasmania: Scholarships are available when you study a Graduate Certificate in Tourism or Business.
MASTER OF TOURISM, ENVIRONMENTAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE
If you have extensive industry experience or an undergraduate degree and are interested in delving into the contemporary issues and challenges that face tourism, this degree is for you. The MTECH gives students the skills to manage the tourism that operates in or adjacent to protected areas. It equips students with skills to understand the impacts and realities of managing sustainable tourism destinations, skills in managing dispirit disruptions that impact the industry and skills in developing managing tourism in or adjacent to sites of environmental and cultural significance.
This degree is highly immersive and flexible – many of the units are taught through blended delivery and offer extensive field trips. Students will make strong networks through our extensive industry connections.
Eligibility: Entry requires an undergraduate degree (AQF level7) in humanities, social sciences, business, sciences or other cognate field from an approved tertiary institution.
Duration: 1.5 years full-time, 5 years part-time (150 credit points)
Location: Face-to-face and distance (online)
Availability: Semester 1, Semester 2 CRICOS 0100572
Eligibility: Entry into the Graduate Diploma (CRICOS 0100553) or Graduate Certificate (CRICOS 0100554) requires a bachelor’s degree and a major in Tourism, Business or Social Sciences, or equivalent.
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (TOURISM MANAGEMENT OR
This articulated degree is offered to students who have completed with the Associate Degree in Applied Business (Tourism and Events Specialisation) or a Diploma or advanced level studies at other vocational institutions. You will learn to apply leading theories to real-world business situations, research, and the principles of social responsibility.
Eligibility: Entry requires completion of a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in a Business related discipline from TasTAFE, any other Australian RTO or overseas equivalent or completion of an Associate Degree in Applied Business (Full-Articulation Pathway).
Duration: 3 years full-time, 7 years part-time
Location: Face-to-face in Hobart or Launceston, or fully by distance (online)
Availability: February or July CRICOS 085311D
ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN APPLIED BUSINESS (TOURISM AND EVENTS SPECIALISATION)
Taught through the university College, this hands on Applied Degree is suited to students who have finished school or are considering taking a career change, and who wish to learn about the key elements of the tourism and event sector in Tasmania. Students will undertake business subjects as well as tourism specific subjects such as event management, project management, sustainable tourism and the sharing economy.
Students who complete the Associate Degree will gain credit that allows them to articulate into the Bachelor of Business Administration (Tourism Management or Hospitality Management) at the University of Tasmania.
Eligibility: Flexible entry requirements.
Duration: 2 years full-time, 5 years part-time
Location: Face-to-face in Hobart, Launceston, or Cradle Coast and distance (online)
Availability: Term 1, Term 3
Tourism Research and Education Network (TRENd)
The Tourism Research and Education Network (TRENd) leads cross disciplinary research in tourism across the University of Tasmania. TRENd holds regular lunch time tourism seminars, funds industry drive research, has MOUs with several industry bodies and most recently, 21 TRENd researchers from across the University, produced a book called The State of Tourism in Tasmania. Our research is place based and has had significant impacts.
Tourism in Tasmania
This book is a truly Tasmanian project. It consists of 21 chapters, written by 27 scholars, most of whom are at the University of Tasmania, and published by Forty South. It is edited by Professor Can-Seng Ooi and Associate Professor Anne Hardy of the university. The book is written for the general audience.
The chapters cover a wide range of topics, including balanced tourism development, a tourism vision, cruise ship, Airbnb, heritage, nature, wine tourism, Chinese visitors, road kills, job polarisation, and using tourist attractions as a resource for the local community.
The diverse and contrasting perspectives reflect the complex relations between tourism and society.
The University of Tasmania is committed to place-based research and community engagement. This book offers a means by which the University of Tasmania can contribute towards discussions on the future of tourism in Tasmania.
Download the PDF, or get the hard copy, which is available at all good book shops in Tasmania.