Bachelor of Tourism (Ecotourism)
  • Domestic Students
Course Code CRS1400368
Course Level Bachelor
Course Study Area Tourism
Course Mode Full Time; Part Time
Contact Hours Full Time: 12-18 per week, Part Time: 6-9 per week
Course Location Melbourne
Course Intake February
Course Duration 3 years Full Time
Entry Requirements  Year 12
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Course Description

The Bachelor of Tourism (Ecotourism) caters for those students who have a keen interest in environmentally sustainable and culturally responsible forms of tourism. The Ecotourism specialisation has two key foci.  These include developing a thorough knowledge of some of Australia’s most popular natural landscapes and acquiring the skills necessary to design, plan and deliver inspiring, engaging and memorable experiences for visitors of these natural areas through well-developed interpretation skills. Experiential based forms of learning are a key feature of the specialisation and allow students to apply the knowledge and skills they have developed throughout their studies.

Specialist fields

Specialising subjects such as Designing Thematic Interpretation, Understanding Natural Landscapes, Delivering Thematic Interpretation and Interpreting Natural Landscape provide a focus to the degree. These build on a range of foundational Tourism subjects such as Destination Concepts, Tourism Distribution Systems and Visitor Services. A collection of management subjects including Marketing, Strategy and Leadership, Financial Concepts, Innovation, and Risk and Legal Issues are also included. Research skills are embedded throughout the degree in subjects such as Tourism Theories and Concepts, People and Place and Taking Responsibility for Tourism and Hospitality. Students can draw on an extensive range of specialised electives to further pursue their study interests.

Field trips and experiential learning

An important aspect of learning within the Ecotourism degree takes place outside the classroom. Many subjects offer students the opportunity to engage with the tourism industry with field trips to many of Victoria’s most significant nature based tourism destinations such as The Grampians and Wilsons Promontory as well as week- long study tours to Kangaroo Island in South Australia and Central Australia. Students experience theory in practice and learn directly from owners, managers, experts and specialists in the field.

Course Admission Requirements

William Angliss Institute is committed to admissions transparency.

All applicants for the Bachelor of Tourism (Ecotourism) must demonstrate that they meet the admission requirements:

Course Structure

Core Subjects   

Year 1 Core 

Introduction to the Tourism Industry
Destinations Concepts
Management Fundamentals
Tourism Theories and Concepts
Tourism Distribution Systems
Visitor Services
Financial Concepts
1 in semester 1
Year 2 Core

Tourism Attraction Management
Designing Thematic Interpretation
Economics and Global Impacts
Introduction to Marketing
People and Place
Understanding Natural Landscapes
Risk and Legal Issues
1 in Semester 2
Year 3 Core

Designing for the Visitor Experience
Delivering Thematic Interpretation
Strategy, Change and Leadership
Taking Responsibility for Tourism & Hospitality
Interpret Natural Landscapes
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
1 per semester (2 in total)


All students must undertake RES501 Foundation Academic Communication Skills in their first semester (unless otherwise agreed).
Electives can be chosen from the suite of Higher Education Subjects. Please note that not all subjects are available in all courses and study periods.

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Entry Requirements
Year 12

Course Admission Requirements

William Angliss Institute is committed to admissions transparency.

All applicants for the Bachelor of Tourism (Ecotourism) must demonstrate that they meet the admission requirements:

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