International Sustainable Tourism Management - A4009

International Sustainable Tourism Management

Graduate certificate

Take your love of travel to the next stage and learn how to work in the tourism industry of the future. Studying a degree in sustainable tourism allows you to work in one of the fastest-growing industries, while simultaneously knowing how to reduce the impact of travel on local economies and environments.

In an industry that has increasing demands for qualified professionals with an international mindset, this course builds essential skills in critical thinking, writing and presentation in multicultural settings, and is designed for anyone with an interest in the global tourism. You’ll develop an understanding of the industry in a global setting, before delving into industry relevant areas such as marketing and tourism economy for the digital age.

As you engage with experts and peers, you’ll develop career applicable skills such as critically analysing the theoretical debates, issues and challenges around tourism, and finding creative ways to apply this understanding to problem-solving in the field. The course has a multifaceted approach to learning to give you the best foundation of industry knowledge.

Hone your skills in problem-solving, peer and team learning, and communication - skills applicable to a wide range of workforces and contexts. The practical knowledge and essential skills that you will build throughout this course will ensure you’re prepared for a diverse career in the industry.

On completion of this course, you’ll be prepared for work in the government or private-sector tourism industry. If you prefer delving deeper into the field through further study, you can use this course as an entry point to the Master of International Sustainable Tourism Management.

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At a glance

Course Details

  • On-campus at Caulfield: Full time & part time
  • 0.5 years (full time)
  • 1 year (part time)
Start date
First semester (February) and Second semester (July)
Graduate Certificate of International Sustainable Tourism Management
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent).

English requirements

Level A
IELTS (Academic): 6.5 Overall score, with minimum band scores: Listening 6.0, Reading 6.0, Writing 6.0 and Speaking 6.0 Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 Overall score, with minimum scores: Listening 50, Reading 50, Speaking 50 and Writing 50TOEFL Internet-based test: 79 Overall score, with minimum scores: Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18 and Writing 21 Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Students complete two core units which provide knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required of skilled practitioners working in a range of fields addressing tourism.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code A4009


Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code A4009


Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

Total fee for this 24 credit point (6 month full-time) course.


The equivalent fee for a 48 credit point (12 month full-time) course would be A$25,800

Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.