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LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term1,3
Term1,3
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5

Unit description

Introduces students to the contemporary theories and practices which underpin the modern tourism system. Students focus on tourism as both a social, cultural and economic phenomena which draws upon a wide range of academic disciplines and business processes as it seeks to meet the competing demands of various stakeholders.

Unit content

  1. Study of tourism
  2. History of tourism
  3. Whole tourism systems
  4. People as tourists
  5. Places in tourists' itineraries
  6. Tourism environments

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1demonstrate knowledge of the tourism system and contemporary theories and practices
2identify and analyse the social, cultural and commercial elements of contemporary tourism and their impacts on stakeholders
3demonstrate the capability to develop and propose a tourism product that meets the needs of diverse stakeholders
4demonstrate the knowledge and skills to reflect on the challenges of meeting the increasing complex demands of stakeholders in the tourism industry.

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

  1. demonstrate knowledge of the tourism system and contemporary theories and practices
  2. identify and analyse the social, cultural and commercial elements of contemporary tourism and their impacts on stakeholders
  3. demonstrate the capability to develop and propose a tourism product that meets the needs of diverse stakeholders
  4. demonstrate the knowledge and skills to reflect on the challenges of meeting the increasing complex demands of stakeholders in the tourism industry.

Prescribed Learning Resources

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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Photo Report40%
Presentation40%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Photo Report40%
Presentation40%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Photo Report40%
Presentation40%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Photo Report40%
Presentation40%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. 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 teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

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