Tertiary Tourism

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Second Nature Education offers an amazing variety of educational and experiential programs to a variety of tourist destinations and attractions in: Queensland and New South Wales; throughout Australia; and overseas.

All our programs are either tailored to support relevant units within the new curriculum, or as specifically requested by our clients.

What we provide

  • Award-winning educators/ facilitators
  • Itineraries and Flyers
  • Curriculum-based work-booklets
  • All relevant equipment (supplying up to 150x students per session)
  • Example assessment tasks
  • Transportation options (we provide quotes to utilise our own buses for every excursion and can purchase all relevant flights relating to your program where applicable)
  • Pre/Post Excursion Activities (usually a PPP)
  • Risk Assessment (location specific)
  • Variety of field-work locations (where available)
  • Accommodation options (we provide quotes to utilise the most affordable and most appropriate accommodation to suit your needs)
  • Catering options (we provide quotes to utilise our own in-house catering service for every excursion (where available) and/or catering through a third-party provider

Tertiary (TAFE/University) Programs

Our Tertiary Education programs have been developed for specific units of study within a variety of Courses (e.g. Tourism, Business, Event Planning, Hotel Management, Urban Planning, Environmental Management, etc.). We can also tailor programs upon request. “Tourism” excursions involve the exploration of a popular tourist destination including visits to hotels, theme parks, transport offices and other infrastructure projects that attract tourists to an area. Alternatively, our “Tourism” incursions take the form of an interactive PPP about a chosen city. Students witness different types of tourism and the demographics they appeal to. They learn how to tailor the tourist experience for specific target markets including knowledge of tourism marketing. The programs are delivered by passionate facilitators with specialist knowledge on tourism. Students are given a unique opportunity to learn more about the city in which they live, work and study!

Trip Overview

All Tertiary in-class presentations and field trips to tourist destinations come with complimentary assessable work-booklets, which are tailored to the requirements of an institution. Our field trips allow for an in-depth, methodical and structured investigation of tourism as an economic enterprise. Alternatively, our “Tourism” incursion allows students who are unable to participate in a field trip to gain a basic understanding of tourism through a well-designed in-class presentation.


  • Visiting a bustling city center!
  • Learning more about the place students live, work and go to school
  • Entry to a theme park (where applicable)
  • Visiting state or national landmarks
  • Map reading/comprehension
  • Amazing Race activity (optional)
  • Talks from professionals in the tourism industry!

More Information



  • Guided tour of a big city or other tourist destination!
  • 1-5 site visits (these can include resorts, theme parks, transport offices, ecotourism hotspots, shopping malls, museums/galleries or other attractions)
  • Discussion of local infrastructure and marketing
  • Entry to a theme park (optional)
  • Tickets to shows or events (optional)
  • “Amazing Race” activity (optional)


  • An age-appropriate interactive PowerPoint presentation
  • A comprehensive discussion of infrastructure designed to support tourist activity in a city of your choice
  • A depth study of 1-2 of the infrastructure projects outlined in the first section
  • Active “Sell your City” activity (to teach the basics of tourism marketing)
  • Evaluation of existing campaigns to advertise the chosen tourist destination
  • Quiz (with prizes!) to assess comprehension
Educational Outcomes
  • Awareness and knowledge of the different types of tourism and how these appeal to different demographics
  • Knowledge of the infrastructure required to support tourist activity in a city
  • A basic understanding of tourist expectations and the logistics behind the “tourist experience”
  • Awareness of how tourist destinations can be advertised to appeal to a target market
  • Awareness of the many career paths available in the tourism industry
  • Knowledge of sustainable tourism including practices that can be implemented to minimise the impact of tourism on the natural environment
  • A feeling of connection and sense of stewardship towards Australia’s natural environment
  • An understanding of the complex processes involved in managing our environment in a sustainable manner.

Below is an example itinerary for a 1-day “Tourism” excursion. All excursion packages include the necessary work booklets and equipment.

08:00 Tour group pick- Second Nature have a fleet of vehicles available to cater for any number of passengers (within reason). We can provide transport to and from institutions and airports
08:45 Arrive at Tourism Head Office for Information session 1 An employee at the tourism head office for the chosen city will deliver a presentation on the appeal, logistics and marketing of tourism in the area. They will also provide key statistics that can be later used in student assessment tasks.
09:45 Morning tea
10:00 Depart Tourism Head Office for State/National Landmark
10:15 Arrive at State/National Landmark for Site Inspection 1 Students will have a chance to explore the landmark and take photos. They will write a site description including facilities available for tourists, costs associated with visiting rights, what services and experiences are available, and how environmental impacts are minimised. An employee at the landmark (where applicable) will talk with the students.
11:00 Depart State/National Landmark for Luxury Resort
11:30 Arrive at Luxury Resort for Site Inspection 2 An employee for the luxury resort will take students on a guided tour of the hotel facilities including different types of rooms available. The information provided on this tour will allow students to complete their second site inspection.
12:00 Lunch at destination Great air-conditioned areas to take a break and watch the world go by.
13:00 Depart Luxury Hotel for Transport Office
13:15 Arrive at Transport Office for Site Inspection 3 An important feature of any tourist destination is the transport options that allow people to get there/get around. Students will conduct a depth study on one of these transport options. They should be interested in the efficiency, intuitiveness and cost of the chosen mode of transport, as well as its proximity to tourist attractions.
14:15 Depart Transport Office for Ecotourism Hotspot
14:30 Arrive at Ecotourism Hotspot for Site Inspection 4 The last site inspection will involve a guided tour of eco lodge facilities. This will be an interesting site for students to compare with the Luxury Hotel. They will notice the target market, tourist experience and modes of accommodation are very different.
15:00 Depart Ecotourism Hotspot, back to institution or airport
15:45 Arrive back at institution or airport when required