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Offered by Swinburne University of Technology through Open Universities Australia, Tourist Destination Management is an online unit that will equip you with thorough knowledge of destination management and the organisation of a tourist system.
Building on your existing knowledge gained in the prerequisite unit, Introduction to Tourism, this unit focuses on the management of tourist destination areas from a local to national level. A broad range of topics are covered, including culture as a destination resource, segmentation techniques in destination marketing, and management principles for sustainability.
You will explore effective tourism destination management from the perspective of being aligned with community expectations, aspirations and objectives, contributing to the enhancement of lifestyle opportunities for tourists and host communities alike, while also considering the significant challenge of reconciling sustainability imperatives with economic gain.
To be eligible for this unit, you must have completed the following unit:
In this Tourist Destination Management 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 equips students with an in-depth understanding of effective tourism destination management, with a focus on the interconnections within tourist system organisations and the possibilities and challenges for achieving sustainable tourism goals.
You will learn about the roles and functions of associations designed to facilitate networking among tourism enterprises and other tourism bodies, and gain the ability to develop and manage strategies directed to ensuring sustainability of a tourism system in a region.
Upon completion, you will have the skills to assess the roles and functions of major tourism organisations at national and local levels in an Australian context; and to critically analyse the means by which tourism activities in a region are planned, monitored, controlled and marketed.
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.
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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.
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Contemporary Issues in Tourism is an undergraduate level 2 unit offered by Swinburne University that explores the challenges currently facing the global tourism industry. Studying this unit will put students in good stead for further study in the field of tourism.