Comments about Graduate Certificate in Tourism - On Campus - Bedford Park - South Australia
The course aims to meet the professional development needs of graduates with an interest in tourism. It draws on both theoretical and practical material and provides the opportunity for students to apply both the principles and the practical aspects of the course in a number of specialisations in tourism. The course aims to: * provide students with a broad understanding of the role of their specialised field in tourism, both in Australia and worldwide; * introduce the concepts in their specialised tourism field and examine how they reflect the arts, culture and/or heritage of a place; * produce graduates who will act ethically as professionals within their specialised field of the tourism industry; * provide opportunities to apply both theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to specific case studies both on and offshore; * instil management and marketing skills necessary for professional endorsement within the industry. Learning outcomes The course is professionally oriented and is intended for people currently employed in the tourism or hospitality area, those who would like to be so employed and those who have an interest in developing knowledge and skills in one of the areas of specialisation. Upon graduating, students will: * be equipped with the appropriate knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes for successful careers in tourism management; * have developed effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills for a variety of disciplines and collaborative situations; * have developed evaluation skills to enable graduates to measure visitor satisfaction.
Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution which includes a major in tourism or a related discipline (eg hospitality). However, the Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances, and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature. CREDIT Students who have successfully completed the Industry Certificate in Festival and Event Design and Management at Flinders University may be eligible for 6 units of credit for the topic CUTU8101 Essentials of Festival and Event Management in the Festival and Event Design and Management stream or in the non-specialised stream. Students who have successfully completed the Industry Certificate in Interpretation at Flinders University may be eligible for 6 units of credit towards the Interpretation or non-specialised streams.
Graduate Certificate in Tourism
The Graduate Certificate in Tourism is an 18-unit course which is part of the Graduate Program in Tourism offered by the Faculty of Education, Humanities, Law and Theology. The course is offered on a fee-paying basis and may be taken in intensive mode over one semester full-time, or the equivalent part-time.
Students must enrol in one of the following streams:
* Non-specialised stream
* Festival and Event Design and Management
The Graduate Certificate in Tourism articulates with the 36-unit Graduate Diploma in Tourism and the 72-unit Master of Tourism.
PROGRAM OF STUDY [December, 2008]
To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Tourism a student must complete 18 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to one of the following programs of study:
To meet the requirements of the non-specialised stream, students must complete the following:
• No more than two topics (12 units) can be included from any one specialist Tourism program listed in Group 1 topics (ie Festival and Event Design and Management, Interpretation, Heritage Management).
• No more than two topics (6 units) can be included from Group 3 topics.
Group 1 topics
Essentials of Tourism
Festival and Event Design and Management
Essentials of Festival and Event Design and Management
Festival and Event Design and Management Practice
Applied Festival and Event Design and Management
Heritage and Tourism Essentials #
Tourism and Heritage Management Practice #
Applied Tourism and Heritage Management #
Essentials of Interpretation
* Not offered in 2009
# Not offered until further notice
Service Excellence in Business
Museums and Audiences
Group 3 topics
Ecotourism: Principles and Practice
Risks: Identification and Management
Professional Writing for Team Projects
Grants and Sponsorship Proposals
Contemporary Case Study
Project Management - Developing a Business Plan
Project Management Essentials
Communication Skills, OR
Project Management - Budgets
Preparing Professional Presentations
Project Marketing Principles
Students must ensure they meet topic prerequisites prior to enrolling.