In a highly mobile world where the preservation of historical and natural environments present as one of the major challenges facing all societies, heritage has become a touchstone for social and cultural identity, our understanding of modernity, peace and development and our senses of citizenship, custodianship and community. At the same time heritage sites have become significant tourist destinations.
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Heritage and Tourism at Western
The Heritage and Tourism major in the Bachelor of Social Science introduces contemporary heritage issues and provides an in-depth understanding of tourism as a social phenomenon.
In addition to enabling a critical examination of the relationship between heritage and tourism in a number of settings within Australia and internationally, the major also delivers a strong practical orientation. This allows students to learn beyond the classroom through digitally enhanced field trips and onsite visits, as well as an opportunity to opt into a semester-long placement within the heritage tourism sector.
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Graduates of this degree find career opportunities in areas including:
- Heritage organisations
- Cultural tourism
- Community work
- International development agencies
- Government agencies
- Travel planning and tour directing
Cultural Tourism Officer
Cultural Tourism Officers act as guides to travellers who want to experience the places, artefacts and activities that authentically represent the stories and people of the past and present, including cultural historic and natural resources.
Working within a heritage organisation, you are responsible for maintaining and caring for heritage listed buildings and other items. You may also be involved in promoting the organisation, managing visitors, preparing reports and conducting research.
Secondary School Teacher
With further study, as a Secondary School Teacher you will teach one or more subjects and promote students' social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.
Policy Analysts collect and analyse information and data to develop and analyse policies guiding the design, implementation and modification of government and commercial operations and programs.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.