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LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term2,4
Term2,4
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term2,4
Term2,4
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term2,4
Term2,4

Unit description

Introduces students to the dynamic and challenging area of food and beverage operations.  Students focus on the key operational activities and regulatory obligations of a food and beverage operation and how they impact the guest experience.

Unit content

1: Historical, cultural and social context of food and beverage

2: The scope of the food service industry

3: The major trends and issues facing food and beverage operators

4: The Menu

5: The world of wine and other beverages

6: Service theory and principles for food and beverage

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1demonstrate knowledge of the food and beverage sector, its various forms, and its relationships with other sectors within the hospitality industry
2identify and compare and contrast the key elements of the service cycle and how they impact upon the guest experience
3demonstrate the capability to conceptualise a food and beverage experience that meets the needs of target markets and achieves profitability
4demonstrate the knowledge and skills to reflect upon the challenges of emerging food and beverage trends to enhance the guest experience.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of the food and beverage sector, its various forms, and its relationships with other sectors within the hospitality industry
  2. identify and compare and contrast the key elements of the service cycle and how they impact upon the guest experience
  3. demonstrate the capability to conceptualise a food and beverage experience that meets the needs of target markets and achieves profitability
  4. demonstrate the knowledge and skills to reflect upon the challenges of emerging food and beverage trends to enhance the guest experience.

Prescribed Learning Resources

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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Short written response40%
Presentation40%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Short written response40%
Presentation40%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Short written response40%
Presentation40%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Short written response40%
Presentation40%
Notice

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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

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International

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