Master of Sustainable Tourism Management - CV89

Study the Master of Sustainable Tourism Management and equip yourself with an advanced understanding of global sustainable tourism practices. Tourism is one of the world's largest industries and this course offers a broad range of core units as well as the opportunity to choose tourism-related electives.


On Campus, Online




2 years full-time, 4 years part-time


Cairns, Online



Tourism is one of the world’s largest industries. The enormous scale of this industry, however, comes at a price in terms of its environmental, socio-cultural and economic impacts. In the past, tourism planning and promotion has mainly focused on growth and expansion; however there is now a greater awareness of the negative impacts that unplanned growth and its linked stresses can have on the environment, society and economy. There is a need for tourism managers to be aware of, and proactive in, the use of sustainability concepts and better planning. The Master of Sustainable Tourism Management provides you with an advanced understanding of sustainable tourism practices that are in place worldwide. The course offers a broad range of core units as well as the opportunity to choose tourism or business related electives.

Core Units 14 Major Units None
Electives 2 Minor Units None

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2020Cairns
Term 1 - 2021Cairns
Term 2 - 2020Cairns
Term 2 - 2021Cairns

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2020Available Online
Term 2 - 2020Available Online
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
Unit NameCodeDescription
Business InternshipBUSN20020This is a 12cp unit. You will be placed in a company for a 10-week internship requiring 4 days per week working within the host company. You will also undertake an applied research project based on a particular issue within your host organisation. You much undertake this unit in the final trimester of your course.
This course has no residential schools.
Entry scores are not applicable for this course.

IELTS Academic: 6.0 with no individual band score of less than 5.5

TOEFL Internet-based: Overall score of 75 with no score less than 17

Pearson Test of English Academic: Overall score of 54 with no score less than 46

  • a completed bachelor degree in any discipline from an Australian university or college, or equivalent; or
  • a completed honours degree in tourism management from an Australian university or college, or equivalent; or
  • graduates of a CQUniversity Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Tourism Management or Graduate Certificate in Management, or equivalent, may enrol in this course.

International students should visit for further information including English language requirements.

Advanced Standing (Credit for Prior Learning):
  • Applicants may be eligible for advanced standing of up to 24 credit points (4 units) may be granted for previously completed AQF 7 undergraduate studies in tourism management or business.
  • Applicants may be eligible for exemptions of up to 48 credit points (8 units) for previously completed AQF 8 Honours or postgraduate qualifications in tourism management.

Security Requirements

No information available at this time.

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge

Nil specified

Graduates of this course will increase their opportunities of being employed in middle or top management positions within the tourism industry, government agencies, non-governmental organisations and other organisations with a focus on sustainability.

Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.

Please refer to our international course fees page.

We offer a range of scholarships to support international students and encourage you to apply for one that's right for you.

Tertiary Admission Centre codes are not applicable for this course.

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