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Communication and Cultural Tourism is an online unit provided by Open Universities Australia and Griffith University that explores the importance of cultural tourism and its contribution to urban amenities, economic growth, and social vibrancy.
As part of the unit students will explore intercultural understanding, the circulation of people, ideas and types of communication and the unique character of different destinations. The unit enables students to understand the importance of local identities, heritage values and ways to promote the exchange of knowledge between different people and places.
Communication and Cultural Tourism also addresses how festivals are a vital part of cultural expression, and explores how such events enable communities to build relationships with others and strengthen their sense of community. The unit also covers topics such as museums and art galleries, heritage sites and niche tourism specialties such as ecotourism.
Applicants must meet the criteria to be eligible to enter this program:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this unit will be provided in your study materials.
This unit will be particularly useful to individuals seeking a career in the service or tourism sectors. With the specialist knowledge gained from this unit, along with some further training, students may be able to pursue careers across a number of different contexts including museums, art galleries, heritage sites, and cultural tours.
Thanks to the focus on cultural sensitivity, this unit will also prepare students to work effectively with people from different countries and of different cultural and religious backgrounds.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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