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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 titleGradCertTour
Total credit points required24
Standard duration of study (years)0.5 years FT, 1 year PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield, Clayton)
Course coordinator

Dr Vicki Peel and Jeff Jarvis


  • This course is not available to international student visa holders.


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.


Students completing this course will have:

  • a familiarity with diverse aspects of the academic discipline
  • a familiarity with 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.


This course consists of two 12-point core units.


Students complete:

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

Progression to further studies

Students who complete the graduate certificate with a minimum credit average, may apply to transfer to course 0114 Graduate Diploma in Tourism.


Graduate Certificate in Tourism