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Communication and Cultural Tourism

  • Qualification:

    Postgraduate unit

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available

  • Duration:

    13 weeks

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Griffith University

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Course Unit
A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

What you'll learn

About this unit

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:

  • Must be accepted into the Master of Communication, Griffith University

Course Pathway

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Master of Communication, Griffith University

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.

Areas of study

A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this unit will be provided in your study materials.

For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Career outcomes

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.

Payment options & support

Finance options

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.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

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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