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:

Available Semester 1, 2018.

Course units include:

Core Subjects   

Year 1 Core 

TOU501   
Introduction to the Tourism Industry
TOU502
Destinations Concepts
MAN501
Management Fundamentals
TOU551   
Tourism Theories and Concepts
TOU503   
Tourism Distribution Systems
TOU504   
Visitor Services
MAN502   
Financial Concepts
Electives   
1 in semester 1
Year 2 Core

TOU601
Tourism Attraction Management
TOE609
Designing Thematic Interpretation
MAN604  
Economics and Global Impacts
MAN601
Introduction to Marketing
HOS651
People and Place
TOE619
Understanding Natural Landscapes
MAN702
Risk and Legal Issues
Electives   
1 in Semester 2
Year 3 Core

TOU701   
Designing for the Visitor Experience
TOE709
Delivering Thematic Interpretation
MAN707
Strategy, Change and Leadership
TOU751
Taking Responsibility for Tourism & Hospitality
TOE719
Interpret Natural Landscapes
MAN706
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Electives
1 per semester (2 in total)

Electives

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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Fees

Fees and charges can be found at www.angliss.edu.au/fees-and-charges

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Call 1300 ANGLISS or email study@angliss.edu.au


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