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  • Objectives
    The course aims to meet the professional development needs of graduates with an interest in tourism. It aims to increase the theoretical and practical skills and knowledge required to develop appropriate depth of understanding of issues in tourism across a number of specialisations. The course 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. The course aims to: * provide students with a broad understanding of trends in and the role of their specialised field in tourism, both in Australia and worldwide; * introduce the concepts behind 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; * develop a framework for tourism management with the opportunity to apply this framework 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 a basic interest in developing knowledge and skills in one of the areas of specialisation. It will enable people to increase the knowledge base on which their practice is grounded and to combine strategic thinking with creativity, knowledge and practical skills. 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.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants must normally hold a Graduate Certificate in Tourism or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. However, the Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances, and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature. Applicants for the Biodiversity stream who do not hold the Graduate Certificate in Tourism (Interpretation) must normally hold an approved Bachelor degree or equivalent from an approved tertiary institution which includes a major in Biological Sciences, or Tourism, or a related discipline (eg hospitality, marketing etc). Students without any previous tertiary study in Biological Sciences must enrol in BIOD8016 Animal and Plant Diversity, and the topic may be counted towards their award. CREDIT Students who have successfully completed the Graduate Certificate in Tourism may be eligible to receive 18 units of credit towards the Graduate Diploma in Tourism.
  • Academic Title
    Graduate Diploma in Tourism
  • Course description
    The Graduate Diploma in Tourism is a 36-unit course which is part of the Graduate Program in Tourism offered by the Faculty of Education, Humanities, Law and Theology. The Biodiversity stream is offered by the Faculty of Science and Engineering in partnership with the Faculty of Education, Humanities, Law and Theology.

    The course is offered on a fee-paying basis and may be taken over two semesters full-time, or the equivalent part-time.

    The Graduate Diploma in Tourism articulates with the 18-unit Graduate Certificate in Tourism and the 72-unit Master of Tourism.

    Students must enrol in one of the following streams:

        * Non-specialised stream
        * Biodiversity
        * Festival and Event Design and Management

    PROGRAM OF STUDY  [Marhc, 2009]

    To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Tourism a student must complete 36 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:

        * A minimum of 24 units* from Group 2 and a maximum of 12 units from Group 3, providing that topic prerequisites are met and not including any topic already successfully completed.

    Students who have successfully completed the Graduate Certificate in Tourism (non-specialised or specialised stream) will receive 18 units of specified credit towards the Graduate Diploma and must complete 18 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the following program of study:

        * A minimum of 6 units* from Group 2 and a maximum of 12 units from Group 3, providing that topic prerequisites are met and not including any topic already successfully completed.

    Students who have successfully completed any other Graduate Certificate will receive 18 units of credit towards the Graduate Diploma and must complete 18 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the following program of study:

        * A minimum of 12 units* from Group 2 and a maximum of 6 units from Group 3, providing that topic prerequisites are met and not including any topic already successfully completed.

    * Students who intend to apply for the Master of Tourism (non-specialised stream) and who want to complete the 36-unit Thesis in the topic TOUR8110 in the Masters degree, must choose the topic TOUR8107 Research Methods (6 units) from Group 2.

    Group 2 topics

    Non-Specialised

    TOUR8701
        

    Essentials of Tourism
        

    6

    Festival and Event Design and Management

    CUTU8101
        

    Essentials of Festival and Event Design and Management
        

    6

    CUTU8102
        

    Festival and Event Design and Management Practice
        

    6

    CUTU8103
        

    Applied Festival and Event Design and Management
        

    6

    CUTU8104
        

    Festival and Event Design
        

    6

    Heritage Management

    TOUR8501
        

    Heritage and Tourism Essentials #
        

    6

    TOUR8502
        

    Tourism and Heritage Management Practice #
        

    6

    TOUR8503
        

    Applied Tourism and Heritage Management #
        

    6

    Interpretation

    TOUR8201
        

    Essentials of Interpretation
        

    6

    TOUR8202
        

    Interpretation Practice *
        

    6

    TOUR8203
        

    Applied Interpretation *
        

    6

    * Not offered in 2009

    # Not offered until further notice

    Other topics

    TOUR8107
        

    Research Methods
        

    6

    TOUR8108
        

    Tourism Placement
        

    6

    TOUR8109
        

    Tourism Project
        

    6

    TOUR8205
        

    Tour Guiding
        

    6

    TOUR8206
        

    Service Excellence in Business
        

    6

    TOUR8504
        

    Museums and Audiences
        

    6

    CUTU8507
        

    Sense of Place
        

    6

    Group 3 topics

    ARCH8303
        

    Introduction to Cultural Heritage Management
        

    6

    ARCH8310
        

    Heritage Management Planning
        

    6

    BIOD8002
        

    Ecotourism Principles and Practice
        

    6

    LEGL8004
        

    Business Fundamentals
        

    3

    LEGL8101
        

    Cultural Heritage and the Law
        

    6

    LEGL8102
        

    Law and Urban Change: The Impact of Built Heritage
        

    6

    LEGL8105
        

    Business Applications
        

    3

    LEGL8106
        

    Risks: Identification and Management
        

    3

    PROF8000
        

    Professional Writing for Team Projects
        

    3

    PROF8001
        

    Grants and Sponsorships Proposals
        

    3

    PROF8002
        

    Successful Tendering
        

    3

    PROF8003
        

    Contemporary Case Study
        

    3

    PROF8003A
        

    Contemporary Case Study
        

    6

    PROF8004
        

    Project Management - Developing a Business Plan
        

    3

    PROF8005
        

    Project Management Essentials
        

    3

    PROF8006
        

    Communication Skills, OR
        

    6

    PROF8006A
        

    Communication Skills
        

    3

    PROF8007
        

    Project Management - Budgets
        

    3

    PROF8008
        

    Preparing Professional Presentations
        

    3

    PROF8009
        

    Project Marketing Principles
        

    3

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