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Unit description

Examines the dynamics of the visitor economy from governance, policy and stakeholder perspectives. Students will develop an industry standard portfolio for a destination of their choice.

Unit content

Topic 1:  Introducing the visitor economy

Topic 2: Stakeholder roles in managing the visitor economy

Topic 3: Developing the visitor economy

Topic 4: Designing and developing contemporary visitor experiences

Topic 5: Risks to the visitor economy

Topic 6: Trends influencing the visitor economy

 

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
1describe the visitor economyKnowledge of a discipline
2identify trends and risks impacting the visitor economyKnowledge of a discipline
3examine visitor experience design and development best practicesCreativity
4analyse the role of key stakeholders in managing the visitor economy.Cultural competence

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

  1. describe the visitor economy
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. identify trends and risks impacting the visitor economy
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. examine visitor experience design and development best practices
    • GA2: Creativity
  4. analyse the role of key stakeholders in managing the visitor economy.
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Visitor economy portfolio: Part 120%
Visitor economy portfolio: Part 240%
Visitor economy portfolio: Part 340%

Teaching method
Structured online learning 2 hours (12 weeks)
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Visitor economy portfolio: Part 120%
Visitor economy portfolio: Part 240%
Visitor economy portfolio: Part 340%
Notice

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Fee information

Domestic

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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