Unit description

Introduces students to gaming in the casino, club and hotel environment through a range of activities utilising a teacher/student interaction strategy and facilitative learning. Students will challenge their concept of gambling, explore the reasons why people gamble, investigate how to play popular games and learn how gaming management can lead to a lucrative and rewarding career.

Unit content

Topic 1 Defining gambling, gaming and wagering 
Topic 2 The motivations to gamble 
Topic 3 The evolution of gambling 
Topic 4 Types of gaming: Electronic gaming machines 
Topic 5 Types of gaming: Table games 
Topic 6 Management of gaming in casinos 
Topic 7 Management of gaming in registered clubs 
Topic 8 Management of gaming in hotels

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 3 hours (12 weeks)
Short written response50%
Career Plan50%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 3 hours (12 weeks)
Short written response50%
Career Plan50%


Teaching method
Structured online learning 3 hours (12 weeks)
Short written response50%
Career Plan50%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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