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LocationDomesticInternational
Gold CoastSession 1,3Session 1,3
Melbourne - The Hotel SchoolSession 1,3Session 1,3
OnlineSession 1,3Session 3
Sydney - The Hotel SchoolSession 1,3Session 1,3

Unit description

Assists students to critically reflect on the relationship between their academic studies and the workplace environment, by providing a minimum 300 hours of practical workplace experience over 10 weeks within the tourism and hospitality sectors. This double-weighted unit also enables students to gain an understanding of the nature and requirements of the business environment.

Unit content

Students have the opportunity to complete an internship over one of the following areas by undertaking: productive work at an operational level with an appropriate tourism, hospitality or sport tourism related organisation, in Australia or overseas OR a research project for a tourism related business or the hotel sector.

Major project alternatives are approved on an individual basis. A written request with details of the project must be submitted to the Unit Assessor for approval.

Students are responsible for finding their own internship placement. On finding a position, students must submit a Notice of Placement form to seek approval from the Unit Assessor as to the position's eligibility for an internship, prior to commencing their placement. Under certain circumstances the Unit Assessor may direct a student to undertake a research project.

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
1explain the nature, scope, breadth and variety of employment in your chosen sectorKnowledge of a discipline
2demonstrate capability and willingness to undertake a range of duties required for employment in tourism or hotel settingsCreativity
3effectively meet the requirements of the employment selection processLifelong learning
4apply concepts and principles of business management appropriate to the requirements of the work environment in a tourism or hotel settingCreativity
5critically evaluate the skills and attitudes required for success as a manager or supervisor in tourism or hotel sectors.CreativityLifelong learning

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

  1. explain the nature, scope, breadth and variety of employment in your chosen sector
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. demonstrate capability and willingness to undertake a range of duties required for employment in tourism or hotel settings
    • GA2: Creativity
  3. effectively meet the requirements of the employment selection process
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. apply concepts and principles of business management appropriate to the requirements of the work environment in a tourism or hotel setting
    • GA2: Creativity
  5. critically evaluate the skills and attitudes required for success as a manager or supervisor in tourism or hotel sectors.
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Self-directed project 33 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Short written response20%
Report40%
Placement Review and Debrief20%
Supervisor EvaluationSR
Presentation20%

Teaching method
Self-directed project 33 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Short written response20%
Report40%
Placement Review and Debrief20%
Supervisor EvaluationSR
Presentation20%

Teaching method
Self-directed project 33 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Short written response20%
Report40%
Placement Review and Debrief20%
Supervisor EvaluationSR
Presentation20%

Teaching method
Self-directed project 33 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Short written response20%
Report40%
Placement Review and Debrief20%
Supervisor EvaluationSR
Presentation20%
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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