Le Cordon Bleu Graduate Certificate in Gastronomic Tourism
About this course
The Le Cordon Bleu Graduate Certificate 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 an introduction to the study of Gastronomic Tourism by developing students’ understanding of the relationship between gastronomy and tourism on a global scale.
Graduates can pursue careers across a diverse range of food and wine tourism employment opportunities and the course provides career advancement prospects for those already working in the industry.
Major areas of study
Topics covered in the Graduate Certificate provide students with a foundational understanding of the study of gastronomic tourism and food related issues relating to ethics, politics, economics, sustainability and social responsibility, all of which will potentially underpin decision-making in the business market, as well as applied business and management skills in tourism and hospitality.
Assessment methods vary by unit and may include examinations, essays, reports, reviews, portfolios, special projects and other written assignments, as well as more interactive assessments such as; blogs, wikis, online discussion boards and multi-media presentations.
This course is delivered via the University’s online study option. The online study environment is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive online pre-recorded and/or live lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.
Your previous learning experiences relevant to one or more units in this course may help you reduce the duration of your degree.
- Recognition of formal and non-formal learning
Credit may be awarded to a student for formal learning (gained through full or partial achievement of an accredited qualification or course) or non-formal learning (that takes place through a non-accredited course or program of learning) completed at Southern Cross University or in other learning settings in Australia and/or overseas.
- Recognition of informal learning
Credit may be awarded on the basis of current informal learning (that takes place through work, social, family or leisure activities).
To help you identify how much credit you may receive for your related prior learning visit SCU Pathways.
An application for advanced standing must be submitted so we can assess your prior learning. Please apply for advanced standing at the same time as you apply for admission into this course, because the amount of credit awarded will determine the sequence of units you will study.Go to course structure to see if specific advanced standing rules also apply to this course.
MySCU is a student's point of entry to a range of online services and resources that support study and student life. The portal includes unit learning sites and information sites where students can access resources, communication tools and useful links that are integral to their studies.
The web-based study environment Blackboard Learn delivers an advanced online learning environment for students and lecturers to communicate and collaborate through virtual meeting spaces, classrooms, and discussion boards. They can share files, presentations and applications. If a tutorial or lecture is recorded, students can view it afterwards.
Learning materials include the provision of unit information guides, study guides and readings. Students may need to purchase or access prescribed text books.
The Academic Skills team supports student learning by offering online and on-campus academic skills workshops, email, phone, and one-on-one support.
Equipment and facilities
Southern Cross University provides students with modern well equipped teaching spaces such as lecture theatres, classrooms, and studios or laboratories tailored to meet the needs of specific study disciplines. Contemporary audiovisual equipment is standard in most teaching venues, and students have access to computer labs for individual study purposes.
See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.
Table of contents
Applicants for admission to candidature in the Le Cordon Bleu Graduate Certificate in Gastronomic Tourism may be selected where the applicant can demonstrate academic or professional standing considered by the School Board to be equivalent to the requirements of Rule 2 Section 3 of the University's Rules Relating to Awards.
To be eligible for the award of Le Cordon Bleu Graduate Certificate in Gastronomic Tourism a candidate shall successfully complete not less than four (4) units (48 credit points) comprising:
- any two (2) units from Part A; and
- any two (2) units from Part B.
Candidates for the Le Cordon Bleu Graduate Certificate in Gastronomic Tourism may be granted advanced standing on the basis of relevant work experience or professional qualifications obtained through formal, non-formal or informal learning.
Schedule of units
How to apply
Applications for the Le Cordon Bleu Gradaute Certificate in Gastronomic Tourism can be made by downloading the Gastronomic Tourism Direct Application Form [PDF].
Southern Cross University accepts applications directly through the International Application for Admissions form.
Additional information on how to apply is available at SCU International. Please note applicants from some countries need to go through an Education Agent.
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From the 1st of June, 2017, the term 'Distance Education' has been replaced with 'Online'