Professional Development Programs are being reviewed and will be available from 2019.

Introductory courses can be arranged for groups with a minimum of 10 attendees. Please contact us at tourism@flinders.edu.au

I really enjoyed the course, and found the information provided invaluable. I have already utilised some of the learnings in my new job as marketing and communication coordinator (I actually used the theories from the course in my interview for the job)
Alida Parente | Marketing & Communications Coordinator | Centennial Park

There are a number of professional development programmes in tourism. These are well attended by people working or seeking to work in the industry who want to gain an industry-recognised qualification. A series of one and three-day intensive courses are available in two streams – Interpretation and Festival & Event Design & Management. Participants can achieve a Certificate of Attendance or an Industry Certificate.

Introduction to Festival & Event Design & Management
Introduction to Festival & Event Design & Management provides a one day introductory workshop on the basics of festival and event design, management, and marketing. This course is not assessed and participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance.                     

Industry Certificate in Festival & Event Design & Management
A three-day seminar and workshop program aimed at industry professionals or those seeking more than a basic introduction to the festival and event industry. Applicants who have already completed the one day Introduction workshop will only be required to complete the final two days of the Industry Certificate workshop. 

Introduction to Interpretation
The Introduction to Interpretation provides a one day introductory workshop on the basics of the relationships between interpretation and tourism. This course is not assessed and participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Industry Certificate in Interpretation
Applicants must have already completed the one day Introduction workshop. The Industry Certificate in Interpretation is held over three days and introduces Interpretation principles and techniques. This course is assessed and participants need to successfully complete the assignments to be awarded the Industry Certificate in Interpretation. The Industry Certificate is awarded by the Flinders University and is endorsed by the South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) and Department for the Environment and Heritage.