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ATM4120 - Sustainable Tourism Development And Planning

12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Dr Vicki Peel


Caulfield First semester 2007 (Evening)


Patterns of sustainable tourism product development and management and the contemporary role of planning for tourism. Key study areas comprise the future of global tourism, government policy and private practice, the impacts of tourism on the economy, communities and the environment and the design and implementation of tourism planning.


On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Encourage critical analysis of sustainable tourism development in terms of potential positive and negative impacts on cultures and the environment.
  2. Familiarise students with the historical origins of tourism so that they may apply their understanding to contemporary tourism patterns and dilemmas.
  3. Acquaint students with the planning and policy making role of Governments, private operators and communities in tourism development.
  4. Enable students to 'read' changes in tourism landscapes from which they can draw conclusions and raise questions about future tourism development.
  5. Familiarise students with planning procedures for tourism purposes.
  6. Develop students' research and presentation skills on tourism related subjects.


Examination (3 hours) : 30%
Group Planning Assignment essay (3500 words) : 35%
Destination analysis (2500 words) : 25%
Class Participation : 10%

Contact hours

Intensive mode, 5.5 hrs per week over 6 weeks