Introduces students to hotel operations within the framework of sustainable development. Focussing on a hotel context , topics covered include policy and planning for sustainable business ,the development and implementation of environmental management systems, and the management of resource consumption. Strategic considerations for hotels as service-orientated businesses are considered, such as the integration of service quality into environmental performance.
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility: The business response
Tourism and the Environment : A two- way relationship
Environmental accreditation and certification
Developing an Environmental Management System: Process , Barriers and Drivers
Water energy and waste management
Integrating service quality and environmental management
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
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts of sustainability, corporate social responsibility and environmental management|
|2||Demonstrate an understanding of the importance and interdependence of the relationship of Tourism and Hospitality to the environment||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|3||Analyse the environmental impacts of hotel operations and evaluate operational constraints in implementing environmental management systems||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||Propose appropriate ways of applying sustainability principles to hotel organisations||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||Evaluate professional and academic publications on hospitality management and the environment||Lifelong learning|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Sydney - The Hotel School
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3
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