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LocationDomesticInternational
Gold CoastSession 1Session 1
Melbourne - The Hotel SchoolSession 1Session 1
OnlineSession 1Session 1
Sydney - The Hotel SchoolSession 1Session 1

Unit aim

Provides an understanding of ecologically sustainable management in the hospitality and tourism industries, with a specific focus on attractions and accommodation. Topics include ecological systems and ecological thinking; sustainable management of energy and water; waste management; sustainable design and construction; sustainable food systems; environmental accreditation systems; and environmental management systems.

Unit content

Introducing and developing an environmental culture in the hotel/attraction - Understanding sustainability - Global environmental issues, including climate change - Waste management - Energy and water conservation - Water quality - Air quality - Ethics and business planning - Strategic development and corporate concerns - Case studies of environmental performance in hospitality organisations including: Green Globe, International Hotels Environmental initiative, Green Leaf - Environmental auditing and assessment of service organisations such as hotels and tourism operations.

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

  • Either the 2nd or 3rd edition is fine: Sloan, P, Legrand, W & Chen, J, 2013, Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry: Principles of Sustainable Operations, 2nd edn, Routledge, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon. ISBN: 978-0-415-53124-5.
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
Essay20%
Report40%
Exam: closed book40%

Melbourne - The Hotel School

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Essay20%
Report40%
Exam: closed book40%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Essay20%
Report40%
Exam: closed book40%

Sydney - The Hotel School

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Essay20%
Report40%
Exam: closed book40%
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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