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Welcome to the website of the Flinders University Tourism Department in South Australia!

I love our tourism degree because of the close knit relationships that develop within the degree. We all know each other as students, the teachers and have close relationships with the coordinators. If I ever need help, I know who to talk to and who can help lead me in the right direction with so much support in my choices. This is something that not all degrees are lucky enough to have. Tourism is a little family here at Flinders University.
Ruby Thomson – Bachelor of International Tourism (Event Studies stream)


As a service industry, tourism is rapidly expanding and a reflection of the increasing mobility of the world's population and the continuing need for refinement and reinvention. Today’s tourists want more than generic mass market experiences and they hold high expectations as to the level of service, the information and the kinds of experiences they will encounter. This, in turn, makes tourism an increasingly skills-oriented and sophisticated business.

Offering numerous job opportunities, employers seek graduates who understand the mechanics of the industry and the global phenomenon of tourism, and who are able to apply that understanding within an international, national or regional context. Whether they work with festivals and events, tour companies, museums, art galleries or visitor information centres – tourism graduates need to understand and have an appreciation of the arts, Indigenous and settlement culture, history, the way political and legal systems work, as well as the main features of contemporary society.

Through academic research, collaborative projects, industry consultancies, publications, professional development, and our leading undergraduate and postgraduate programs, Flinders Tourism provides our students with that comprehensive body of knowledge and skill set. Our goal is for our graduates to contribute to a more comprehensive understanding of the complexities of international (global) tourism and to leave us ‘industry ready’.

We have a suite of tourism programs at Flinders University for you to get involved with ranging from Professional Development (non-degree), Undergraduate (Bachelor of International Tourism) and Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Masters and PhD). If you are interested in our work and our study and training opportunities, please click here to Contact Us .    

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Flinders Tourism and/or its staff are members of the following:

  • Association for Events Management Education - UK (AEME)
  • Association of Heritage Interpretation (AHI)
  • Australian Collaborative Network (ACEN)
  • Australian Event Awards
  • Council of Australian Secondary Tourism Teachers (CASTT)
  • Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE)
  • Event Design Research Network (EDRN)
  • Event Education and Research Network Australasia (EERNA)
  • Event Evaluation Network (EEN)
  • Event Management - International Competency Standards Project (Canada)
  • Event Safety Alliance
  • Interpretation Australia (IA)
  • Guiding Organisations of Australia (GOA)
  • International Festival and Events Association (IFEA)
  • Korean Academic Society of Tourism and Leisure
  • Le Cordon Bleu Australia (LCB)
  • SACE Tourism Working Group
  • South Australian Tourism Industry Council (SATIC)
  • South Australian Tourism Minister’s Tourism Roundtable
  • Sustainable Event Alliance (SEA)
  • TAFE Faculty Board
  • Tourism Sciences Society of Korea
  • Tourism Workforce Working Party
This site is (always) being updated so please come back and visit us regularly as we get new information up online for you. If you have any suggestions for things you would like to see on the website please contact us at tourism@flinders.edu.au
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