Tourism is the study of the structure and operations of the tourism industry, tour guiding, and ticketing and reservation practices.
The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop the ability to plan, direct and organise tourism operations so that a quality service is provided efficiently and effectively. It also involves developing an understanding of the theories of promoting tourism services.
Courses in Tourism develop skills in:
- providing information and advice to clients regarding itineraries, destinations and accommodation
- arranging accommodation and travel
- Tourism management. This is included in Tourism Management.
Thinking about a job in this field?
Check out the courses available in this field at various Australian universities and alternative study pathway options. If you'd like to speak with someone, discuss with your Career Advisor at school, or contact the Indigenous Education Unit at any of the Australian Universities, and they’ll be able to offer advice on available local information and student support services.