Le Cordon Bleu Graduate Diploma in Gastronomic TourismGraduate Diploma
1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
Only available two units per session or as single unit study (one unit per session). Duration varies depending on unit availabilities, previous study or work experience.
The Le Cordon Bleu Graduate Diploma in Gastronomic Tourism has been developed by Southern Cross University and Le Cordon Bleu, a leading international provider of culinary, hospitality management and gastronomy education. This course provides a foundation to the study of Gastronomic Tourism by developing students’ understanding of the relationship between gastronomy and tourism on a global scale. It offers students a multidisciplinary understanding of food and drink cultures and combines an academic approach to understanding food and drink within historical, cultural, and contemporary contexts, integrated with tourism business management applications.
A flexible course structure allows students to tailor their course of study, to meet their individual needs and career aspirations.
This is a pathway award. Students who complete the Graduate Diploma in Gastronomic Tourism are eligible for eight units of advanced standing towards the Master of Gastronomic Tourism.
|Course Learning Outcome
Make informed decisions and demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts in relation to a range of contexts
Investigate, critically analyse, synthesise complex knowledge in the field of gastronomic tourism
Review and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions
Apply creative, strategic and critical thinking to specialist problem-solving and be adaptive to new circumstances
Generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at a practical level
Demonstrate substantial knowledge and understanding of ethical standards and professionalism
Evaluate issues with reference to professional ethical framework/s and sustainable practices
Act with integrity, responsibility and adaptability in professional practice
|Knowledge of a discipline
Contextualise substantial knowledge of recent developments in gastronomic tourism within local and international contexts
Demonstrate and apply specialised theoretical knowledge and professional skills
Utilize independent specialist learning skills, reflective practice, and a high level of information literacy skills for lifelong learning
Demonstrate specialist judgement in planning and decision making
Evaluate, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship
|Communication and social skills
Transmit complex ideas clearly, coherently and effectively
Be self-aware and empathetic in professional practice
Demonstrate an understanding of team dynamics and reflect on ability to be an effective member of a team and/or community of practice
Practice sensitivity and respect for cultural diversity and the relationship between people, in a range of professional and community contexts
Review and analyse cultural, environmental and economic impacts of gastronomic tourism
Topics range from sustainability and food security to contemporary trends in cuisine and culinary arts; from food writing for media to the history of gastronomy and the restaurant; and from event planning to the application of ethical business practices in tourism operations. Importantly, the degree focuses on the relationship of food to tourism and the role this relationship plays in the development of regional economies and their sustainability. Students also have the opportunity to explore important concepts related to strategic marketing, information technology and the management of tourism operations.
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We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.
Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.
To be eligible for the award of Le Cordon Bleu Graduate Diploma in Gastronomic Tourism a candidate shall successfully complete not less than eight (8) units comprising:
- all units listed in Part A of the Schedule of Units attached to these Rules; and
- two units (2) from Part B of the Schedule of units attached to these Rules.
- To be eligible for the award of Le Cordon Bleu Graduate Certificate in Gastronomic Tourism a candidate shall successfully complete four (4) units from Part A of the Schedule of Units attached to these Rules.
- A candidate who while enrolled for the Le Cordon Bleu Graduate Diploma in Gastronomic Tourism has completed the requirements of the Le Cordon Bleu Graduate Certificate in Gastronomic Tourism may elect to be awarded the Graduate Certificate following withdrawal from candidature for the Graduate Diploma award.
|Level of learning
|Principles of Gastronomy
|Food and Drink in Contemporary Society
|Gastronomy and Communication
|Tourism and Hospitality Management