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 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.
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.
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)