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              Le Cordon Bleu Graduate Certificate in Gastronomic Tourism

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              Ideal for students and professionals seeking to enhance their understanding of the relationship between gastronomy & tourism on a global scale.  The Le Cordon Bleu Graduate Certificate in Gastronomic Tourism provides a solid understanding of food culture as it relates to tourism – and can be tailored to explore food-related topics such as communication, history and aesthetics, or tourism related topics such as events management, information technology and marketing.

              The Le Cordon Bleu Graduate Certificate in Gastronomic Tourism has been developed by Southern Cross University and Le Cordon Bleu. This four-unit Graduate Certificate is an ideal choice for those who may not be in a position to commit to a full degree program, or who are looking at developing their specialisation into food and/or tourism within their career. 

              The Le Cordon Bleu Graduate Certificate can be completed on a part-time basis in 15 months or in six months by taking two units per session.  

              Because the Graduate Certificate in Gastronomic Tourism is a pathway award to the Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism, students who are accepted into this program may apply for four units (48 credits) Advanced Standing towards their degree requirements.

              Intakes: Students can commence in February, July or November.

              Key Information

              Duration: Students can complete their studies in 6 months (two units per session) or 15 months (one unit per session).

              Time requirements:
              15 hours per unit per week
              Students should anticipate a commitment of no less than 15 hours per unit per week. A student studying two units can expect to study no less than 30 hours per week. Students planning to undertake this certificate need to allow extra time initially to familiarise themselves with the study portal, learning resources, professional referencing and writing at postgraduate level.

              Course requirements:
              To be eligible for the award of Le Cordon Bleu Graduate Certificate in Gastronomic Tourism students need to successfully complete MNG03419 Gastronomic Tourism plus three (3) units from the program (excluding Research Methods for Tourism and Hospitality, Industry Research Project, Tourism and Hotel Professional Development and Tourism and Hotel Internship).

              Tuition fees:
              AUD$2,750 per unit

              In 2016 the cost is AUD$2,750 per unit or AUD$11,000 for the Le Cordon Bleu Graduate Certificate in Gastronomic Tourism (4 units).

              Australian citizens may be eligible for FEE-Help. Australian citizens will also need to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Students should also allocate funds for the cost of required textbooks. For each unit the Unit Assessor may determine a required text book.

              Please note:Students must have fast and reliable internet access.

              English Language Proficiency (for international students): IELTS 6.0 (no band score below 5.5) – Graduate Certificate

              How to apply? Please apply by downloading the application form.

              More Questions? Please download Frequently Asked Questions or enquire now. To find out more join our Facebook page for this progamme.

              Programme Details

              • Programme Details

                Major areas of study
                Topics covered in the Graduate Certificate provide students with a foundational understanding of the study of gastronomic tourism and food related issues relating to ethics, politics, economics, sustainability and social responsibility, all of which will potentially underpin decision-making in the business market, as well as applied business and management skills in tourism and hospitality.

                Assessment methods
                Assessment methods vary by unit and may include examinations, essays, reports, reviews, portfolios, special projects and other written assignments, as well as more interactive assessments such as blogs, wikis, online discussion boards and multi-media presentations.

                Teaching methods
                This course is delivered online via Southern Cross University’s distance education study option. The online study environment is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive online pre-recorded and/or live lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

                Career opportunities
                Graduates can pursue careers across a diverse range of food and wine tourism employment opportunities and the course provides career advancement prospects for those already working in the industry.
                Example career paths include:

                • Marketing (for destinations, restaurants, organisations, wineries)
                • Tourism (Cellar Door Manager, Food & Wine Tourism Policy Advisor, Tour Guide, Food/ Wine/ Tourism Trail Operator)
                • Hospitality (Food/ Wine Distributor, Import/ Export)
                • Media (Publishing, Food/ Wine/ Travel Writing, Public Relations)
                • Education (Food, Wine, Hospitality, Home Economics, Food Studies)
              • Study Plan

                To be eligible for the award of Le Cordon Bleu Graduate Certificate in Gastronomic Tourism students need to successfully complete MNG03419 Gastronomic Tourism plus three (3) units from the Masters programme (excluding Research Methods for Tourism and Hospitality, Industry Research Project, Tourism and Hotel Professional Development and Tourism and Hotel Internship).

                In addition to completing MNG03419 Gastronomic Tourism, students can elect to study three of the following units:

                • MNG00273 Events Management
                • SOC03418 Food and Drink in Contemporary Society
                • MNG03419 Gastronomic Tourism
                • COM03420 Gastronomy and Communication
                • MKT01907 Tourism and Hospitality Management
                • HOS03417 Principles of Gastronomy
                • HOS03423 Aesthetics of Food and Drink
                • MKT01909 Service Management for Tourism and Hospitality
                • HOS03421 Food and Wine Technology
                • COM03422 Food and Wine Writing
                • MKT00720 Marketing
                • ISY00244 Information and Communication Technology for Tourism

                Advanced Standing may be available for this certificate. All applicants wishing to seek Advanced Standing must complete the Advanced Standing application form.

              • Who will I study with?

                Students currently studying in the programme come from varying academic, cultural and professional backgrounds, from IT to Law to Events to Cellar Door/ Wine. We have students studying from across the world - from Japan, France, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, Singapore and Australia (as examples). Passion for food, wine and tourism is the cohesive factor. Individuals with internet access and a passion for gastronomy and tourism will be able to study from anywhere in the world, networking with like-minded individuals and studying topics including contemporary trends in cuisine and culinary arts, food writing for media, festival and event planning and design, the history of gastronomy and the restaurant, small business management, sustainable food production and tourism business, marketing food and wine tourism and food and drink in literature, art and film.

              • When can I enrol?

                You can enrol at any time.  We accept applications up until one week prior to the commencement of the session.  Once we have all your documentation we aim to provide you with your enrolment information within five (5) working days.  Please expect delays in admissions closer to the commencement date.

                In 2016 Sessions the following intakes are available:

                • Session 1 - 29 February 2016
                • Session 2 - 11 July 2016
                • Session 3 - 7 November 2016

                To apply for the Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism, Graduate Diploma of Gastronomic Tourism or Graduate Certificate of Gastronomic Tourism you must complete the application process, providing certified academic transcripts (if you have completed prior studies) and other relevant documentation. Please apply by downloading the application form

              • What Qualification will I gain?
                Students graduate at a Southern Cross University ceremony (or In Absentia) with a Le Cordon Bleu Graduate Certificate in Gastronomic Tourism parchment authorised by the University which also bears the seal of Le Cordon Bleu.
              • Term Dates & Apply

                In 2016 Sessions the following intakes are available:

                • Session 1 - 29 February 2016
                • Session 2 - 11 July 2016
                • Session 3 - 7 November 2016

                To apply for the Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism, Graduate Diploma of Gastronomic Tourism or Graduate Certificate of Gastronomic Tourism applicants must complete the application process, providing certified academic transcripts and other relevant documentation. Please apply by downloading the application form.

                We offer regular information sessions and webinars. Contact us to be sent further information about the next available information sessions.

              Scholarships

              If you have ever dreamt of the kind of international hospitality career that a Le Cordon Bleu qualification could offer, then being awarded one of our scholarships may be just want you need to set you firmly on your path.

              Le Cordon Bleu Australia offers an exciting annual scholarship program to Australian and international students, and industry/media professionals. Scholarships range from $5,000 to $30,000 and apply to study programs across the Culinary Arts, Hospitality and Gastronomy.

              Scholarships are generously funded by Le Cordon Bleu Australia, private benefactors, philanthropic foundations and government agencies.

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