The Graduate Diploma in Tourism and Events is a 36-unit course offered by the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.
The course is normally completed in two semesters full-time, or the equivalent part-time.
The Graduate Diploma in Tourism and Events articulates with the 72-unit Master of Tourism and Events, and the sequentially developed topics allow progression through the two awards.
Applicants must normally have completed an undergraduate degree in Tourism and Events with a minimum GPA score of 5.0. However, the Dean (Education) may, under certain circumstances, and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature
The course aims to meet the professional and academic development needs of graduates with an interest in tourism or events. 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 rapidly evolving tourism and events industries.
The course aims to:
The course is professionally oriented and is intended for people currently employed in tourism, festival or event design and management, those who would like to be so employed and those who have an interest in developing contemporary knowledge and skills.
Students who have successfully completed the Industry Certificate in Festival and Event Design and Management at Flinders University may be eligible for 4.5 units of credit for the topic TOUR8111 Essentials of Festival and Event Design and Management.
To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Tourism and Events a student must complete 36 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the following program of study.
Students must enrol in one of the following streams:
36 units comprising:
INNO9001 Innovative and Creative Thinking: Recognising Opportunities GE (4.5 units)
TOUR8111 Essentials of Festival and Event Design and Management (4.5 units)
TOUR8114 Tourism Research Methods (4.5 units)
TOUR8118 Destination Image and Tourism (4.5 units)
TOUR8119 Tourism Business Planning GE (4.5 units)
TOUR8125 Issues in Contemporary Tourism (4.5 units)
TOUR8211 Tourism Research Proposal (4.5 units)
4.5 units of elective topics
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