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LocationDomesticInternational
Gold CoastSession 2Session 2
Melbourne - The Hotel SchoolSession 2Session 2
OnlineSession 2Session 2
Sydney - The Hotel SchoolSession 2Session 2

Unit aim

Examines the social, cultural, political, economic, technological and biophysical environment and conditions that shape tourism planning and policy development. Key themes explored in this unit are relationships between the state, business and society; the scale and the characteristics of each particular environment milieu in which tourism planning takes place.

Unit content

It is vitally important for managers in the international travel and tourism industry to develop knowledge and understanding of the environments of tourism. Tourism 'environments' can encompass the social, political, cultural, economic, technological and biophysical. Students of this unit will learn about the interactions between elements of tourism and these environments and the implications these interactions have in real world situations. This unit is structured around eight topics as follows:

Topic 1 Overview of Tourism Planning Environments
Topic 2 The state, institutions and actors in tourism planning environments
Topic 3 Historical factors influencing tourism planning environments
Topic 4 Trends, perspectives and practice in tourism planning environments
Topic 5 Tourism planning and policy
Topic 6 National, Regional and Local destination planning environments
Topic 7 Discursive policy making
Topic 8 Skills and knowledge for tourism planning.

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 2

  • Hardcopy edition: Dredge, D & Jenkins, J, 2007, Tourism Planning and Policy, John Wiley & Sons, Milton. ISBN: 978-0-470-80776-7.
  • e-Copy edition: Dredge, D & Jenkins, J, 2012, Tourism Planning and Policy, John Wiley & Sons. ISBN: 978-0-7303-0260-5.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Critique and Comparison of Two Discussion Papers30%
Discussion Paper40%
On line short-answer test10%

Melbourne - The Hotel School

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Critique and Comparison of Two Discussion Papers30%
Discussion Paper40%
On line short-answer test10%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Critique and Comparison of Two Discussion Papers30%
Discussion Paper40%
On line short-answer test10%

Sydney - The Hotel School

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Critique and Comparison of Two Discussion Papers30%
Discussion Paper40%
On line short-answer test10%
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 2019 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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