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Swinburne University of Technology
Introduction to Tourism is an online unit provided by Open Universities Australia in association with Swinburne University that provides students with a sophisticated overview of the key components of the tourism industry. This includes best practices employed by the industry, how the tourism landscape is changing, and the nature of tourism as both a product and service.
Beginning with the key concepts associated with tourism, including its history and social implications, through to marketing techniques, this unit provides a comprehensive analysis for anyone interested in a career in this lively sector.
Ultimately, you will learn about the tourism industry and its relevant components, as well as their positive and negative associations. The end goal is to provide students not only with an understanding of the basic principles of tourism, but also with the knowledge of how to both critique and adapt these practices in order to succeed in a professional context.
You cannot enrol if you have successfully completed the following, academically equivalent, unit:
In this tourism unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
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.
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This unit is for anyone serious about a career in hospitality, whether as a manager or independent practitioner. It teaches you a variety of industry knowledge, providing you with a fast track to advance up the tourism ladder.
You'll learn all the traditional theories of management, and complete the unit with stronger leadership skills; and you’ll also gain a wider set of skills to stand out from the crowd. For example, the role of local communities in shaping the tourist product will be considered, as will its geo-political implications. Ultimately, Introduction to Tourism is designed to give you a 360-degree perspective on the tourism industry, allowing you to thrive in your future career.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
Want more information about financial and student support? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. 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.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.