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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Develops students' understanding of the planning, development and management of tourism destinations. Examines the core theoretical models related to destination development and tourist typologies, as well as managerial issues related to destination management organisations (DMOs), including destination competitiveness and crisis preparation and recovery. This is supported by the use of case studies applied in different contexts (urban, rural, mountain, island and coastal destinations) and scales (national, regional and local).

Unit content

1. Organisation of tourism at destination

2. Modelling destination development

3. Destination planning

4. Destination competitiveness

5. The role of destination management organisations

6. Risk, crisis and recovery management

7. Urban destinations

8. Coastal destinations

9. Mountain and rural destinations

10. Island destinations

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
1analyse and discuss key concepts, theories and issues in the planning, development, management and marketing of international tourism destinationsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
2explain the interrelationships between destination planning and management principles and practices in the context of urban, coastal, rural, mountain and island destinationsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
3demonstrate a critical appreciation of the variety of factors influencing the development of competitive international tourism destinationsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
4demonstrate a high level of critical thinking and analytical skill, report writing and communication skills in discussing the planning, management and development of international tourism destinations.Intellectual rigour

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

  1. analyse and discuss key concepts, theories and issues in the planning, development, management and marketing of international tourism destinations
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. explain the interrelationships between destination planning and management principles and practices in the context of urban, coastal, rural, mountain and island destinations
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. demonstrate a critical appreciation of the variety of factors influencing the development of competitive international tourism destinations
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  4. demonstrate a high level of critical thinking and analytical skill, report writing and communication skills in discussing the planning, management and development of international tourism destinations.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour

Teaching and assessment

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
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
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International

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

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