Postgraduate Diploma in International Tourism Management

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The Postgraduate Diploma in International Tourism Management produces graduates who can plan developments, mitigate negative impacts and understand processes that create value in the marketplace.

  • The tourism industry is the world's largest industry and employs more people than any other industry on a global scale. It's a vital source of foreign exchange earnings and job creation. Domestic tourism is also vital to the economy — by some measures it is bigger than international tourism.
  • This qualification is for candidates who have staircased through undergraduate tourism qualifications, and who want to study more advanced papers.
  • Students who wish to embark on more advanced papers in tourism may choose to enrol directly in the one year postgraduate diploma.
  • The postgraduate diploma also caters for those already in the industry who wish to enhance their skills and knowledge base at a more advanced level.

Programme code: AK1283
Level: 8
Points: 120
Duration: 1 year full-time
Venue: City campus
Start date: 26 February 2018 / 16 July 2018

Entry requirements

  • Guidelines to entry
  • Applicants may be required to submit evidence of their ability to study at postgraduate level and/or attend a selection interview.
  • One of the following with a B grade average or higher in level 7 papers:
    - Bachelor of International Tourism Management
    - Graduate Diploma in International Tourism Management
  • May be admitted to this degree based on professional qualification or experience approved by the dean (or representative) to be equivalent to a bachelor's degree.

Structure and content

Through a variety of specialised papers, students will enhance their knowledge and perception of tourism as both a discipline and an industry.


HOSP802 Financial Management in Hospitality: A Strategic Approach
HOSP804 Power, People and Profit: Contemporary Issues in Hospitality and Tourism Employment
TOUR801 Management and Entrepreneurship in Tourism
TOUR802 Tourism in Coastal and Marine Environments
TOUR803 Tourism in Asia
TOUR804 Tourist Experiences and Consumer Perspectives
TOUR805 The South Pacific and Tourism
TOUR806 Contemporary Topics in Tourism
TOUR807 Special Topic I
TOUR808 Special Topic II
TOUR810 Directed Reading
TOUR812 Sustainable Leadership in Hospitality, Tourism and Events

Career opportunities

  • Senior management level positions in tourism
  • Research.

Fees information

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Last updated: 06-Oct-2017 1.00pm

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