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
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Sydney - The Hotel School
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3
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