Unit aim

Introduces students to the Australian legal system and key elements of business law specifically relevant to tourism and hospitality. Another segment introduces students to some theoretical principles of business ethics. This unit encourages students to recognise the potential legal and/or ethical implications of issues encountered by managers of tourism businesses using a teacher-focused strategy to develop students' problem-solving and analytical skills.

Unit content

  • The Australian legal system
  • Legal business entities
  • Contract law
  • Negligence and Insurance
  • Consumer protection
  • Bailment
  • Business ethics
    • defining business ethics
    • introduction to ethical reasoning
    • ethics and corporate governance
    • ethical case studies in tourism and hospitality

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.

Session 3

  • 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)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Legal problem questions40%
Exam: closed book40%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 3 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Legal problem questions40%
Exam: closed book40%

Online

Teaching method
Structured online learning 3 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Legal problem questions40%
Exam: closed book40%

Singapore - MDIS

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 3 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Legal problem questions40%
Exam: closed book40%

Sydney - The Hotel School

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 3 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Legal problem questions40%
Exam: closed book40%
Notice

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

Domestic

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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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International

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