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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleGradDipTourism
CRICOS code030794A
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Course coordinator

Dr Vicki Peel and Jeff Jarvis


  • Some classes are taught in Melbourne central business district.


The Graduate Diploma in Tourism is a broad-based, multidisciplinary program specifically designed to equip students with the skills required by the tourism industry. Areas of speciality in the program include marketing, heritage and culture, environmental studies, language and cross-cultural studies, regional studies and communications.


Students completing this course will have:

  • an understanding of diverse aspects of the academic discipline
  • an understanding of the world view of the field of study
  • a familiarity with the secondary literature in the field of study
  • a familiarity with many of the key texts and cultural products pertaining to the field of study
  • advanced reading and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • developed sound analytical skills
  • developed the ability to use relevant technology such as databases, information management systems and search engines effectively.

International exchanges

Students are encouraged to undertake part of their studies overseas in order to broaden their understanding of the international market. The exchanges are specifically designed for those students who have a particular interest in international marketing but are available to all students. Exchanges are available with the following universities: Uppsala University (Sweden), London Metropolitan University (UK), Estonian Business School (Estonia). Approval must be obtained from the course coordinator and the faculty well before departure. For more information about the Monash Abroad international exchange program visit


This course consists of three 12-point core units and 12 points of elective units.


Core units

  • ATM4010 Tourism industry and marketing
  • ATM4120 Sustainable tourism development and planning
  • ATM4141 Cultural tourism and special events


Select 12 points of electives from the lsit below or other units (as approved by the course coordinato):

Progression to further studies

Students who complete the graduate diploma with results of at least a credit, may apply to transfer to course 3067 Master of Tourism.

Alternative exit(s)

After successful completion of 24 points, students may apply to exit the program with course 3763 Graduate Certificate in Tourism.


Graduate Diploma of Tourism