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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 3, 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2011 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Dr Vicki Peel


Previously coded ATM4120


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 industry practice, the impacts of the tourism industry 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.


Written work: 60% (6000 words)
3 Hour exam: 30%
Participation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Vicki Peel

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week