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Brisbane - The Hotel School
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Sydney - The Hotel School

Unit description

Provides a comprehensive understanding of the various emerging contemporary trends and issues that are reshaping the hospitality sector. The unit equips students with skills to apply theory and concepts to identify, analyse and provide innovative solutions to adapt to the constantly evolving hospitality environment.

Unit content

Topic 1: Hospitality: a modern synthesis

Topic 2: Contemporary trends - globalisation, technology, environment

Topic 3: Emerging operational issues

Topic 5: The new customer

Topic 4: Crisis and risk: strategic approaches

Topic 6: Hospitality - resilience and sustainability

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
1synthesize theoretical approaches to contemporary hospitalityCreativity
2critically analyse contemporary issues affecting the hospitality sector and provide innovative solutionsCreativityCommunication and social skills
3identify creative and strategic approaches to managing emerging crises and risks in hospitality organisationsCreativity
4develop a proactive and self-directed ability to predict and adapt to changing diverse and multinational hospitality environmentsCreativityCultural competence

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

  1. synthesize theoretical approaches to contemporary hospitality
    • GA2: Creativity
  2. critically analyse contemporary issues affecting the hospitality sector and provide innovative solutions
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. identify creative and strategic approaches to managing emerging crises and risks in hospitality organisations
    • GA2: Creativity
  4. develop a proactive and self-directed ability to predict and adapt to changing diverse and multinational hospitality environments
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

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

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Case study20%
Presentation30%
Project report50%

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Case study20%
Presentation30%
Project report50%

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Case study20%
Presentation30%
Project report50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. 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 study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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