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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Examines the concept of sustainability from  environmental , economic, social- cultural and historical perspectives. Students  are introduced to sustainability  issues facing the Tourism and Hospitality  industries and strategic solutions are explored . Topics  covered include environmental externalities, social entrepreneurship , eco-design and  sustainable development as a business priority.

Unit content

Topic 1: Defining sustainability from a historical, environmental, economic and socio-cultural perspective.

Topic 2: Corporate social responsibility, corporate governance and social entrepreneurship.

Topic 3: Externalities of hotel operations  and environmental accounting

Topic 4: Water, energy and waste management

Topic 5: Sustainability and the hospitality customer experience

Topic 6: Environmental management systems  and certification

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate an understanding of sustainability and sustainable development concepts and issuesIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2evaluate the positive and negative environmental externalities within hospitality and tourism operationsIntellectual rigour
3analyse sustainability as an integral component of business strategies and operationsIntellectual rigourCreativity
4propose solutions to the challenges facing tourism and hospitality industries in managing sustainabilityCreativityKnowledge of a discipline

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

  1. demonstrate an understanding of sustainability and sustainable development concepts and issues
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. evaluate the positive and negative environmental externalities within hospitality and tourism operations
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  3. analyse sustainability as an integral component of business strategies and operations
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
  4. propose solutions to the challenges facing tourism and hospitality industries in managing sustainability
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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International

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