Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This degree aims to develop the analytical and practical skills needed by students planning to seek employment in tourism worldwide, to respond to the growing market demand for high quality, sustainable tourism development and management. The degree examines the issues, trends and approaches in the global tourism industry. Its objective is to promote a critical and theoretical understanding of tourism as a global phenomenon and to apply that understanding to international, national, regional and local circumstances by examining diverse industry practices in a range of contexts. The degree is an industry-focused and trains graduates for employment in a wide range of positions both in Australia and overseas. With a focus on cultural tourism, festival and event design and nature based tourism, this degree, and the combined degree options Flinders University offers, cater for the diverse requirements of the industry.
Knowledge and skills-orientated tourism business practices, and the functioning of the tourism industry globally form a core component of the degree. It combines academic analysis of trends in worldwide tourism and its impact with practical contact with selected local, regional, national and international aspects of tourism. It covers issues in tourism development and planning that allow for the retention of the authentic character of a place, and investigates the approaches required to best respond to the opportunities and challenges presented in global tourism. Policy, strategic and sustainable development, and global best practice are also covered.
- Cultural tourism
- Festival and event design and management
- Nature based tourism
Standard entry requirements
- Year 12 or equivalent qualifications
- Or mature age entry (STAT)
- Or TAFE/VET qualifications
- Or higher education transfers
- Or completion of a foundation studies program
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The Bachelor of International Tourism can be combined with the following Bachelor degrees: Business and Languages.