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Graduate Certificate in Tourism

Course code: 3763 ~ Course abbreviation: GradCertTour ~ Total credit points required: 24 ~ 0.5 years full-time, 1 year part-time ~ Managing faculty: Arts

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Caulfield)

Course description

This course offers suitably experienced people the opportunity to further develop and upgrade their skills and expertise in the field of tourism and to familiarise themselves with contemporary debates and developments in this field. It also provides a means for those with extensive industry experience who may not have a tertiary qualification to enter the graduate program in tourism at an appropriate level. In particular, the course will introduce students to the tourism industry in Australia today, to some of the key cultural issues in the field and to the changing international framework within which the industry operates.

Course objectives

Students completing this course will have: 1. a familiarity with diverse aspects of the academic discipline; 2. a familiarity with the world view of the field of study; 3. a familiarity with the secondary literature in the field of study; 4. a familiarity with many of the key texts and cultural products pertaining to the field of study; 5. advanced reading and communication skills, both written and verbal; 6. developed sound analytical skills; 7. developed the ability to use relevant technology such as databases, information management systems and search engines effectively.

Course structure

Course requirements

The program requires the completion of two 12-point units to the value of 24 points:

  • ATM4010 Tourism industry and marketing
  • ATM4141 Cultural tourism and special events


Candidates who obtain grades of at least credit average may apply for entry to the Graduate Diploma in Tourism and, if accepted, will be granted a maximum of 24 points of credit.

Course coordinator

Dr Vicki Peel and Jeff Jarvis