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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedBerwick First semester 2011 (Day)
South Africa First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Gary Lacey (Berwick)


This unit provides an introduction to the tourism policy, process, approaches and implications. The unit considers how and why governments develop policies that affect the tourism industry, related sectors, and the community. Through our individual and collective experiences, this unit will develop an understanding of tourism policy that will enable new interpretations of how tourism can be prepared for at national, local and business levels. The main areas covered include the roles of international to local level government and organisations in tourism policy, the inclusion of partners and stakeholders in tourism policy and implementation, and contemporary tourism policy issues.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. examine the role of tourism policy
  2. explain and evaluate government policy processes
  3. analyse tourism policy consultation and engagement with communities and other stakeholders
  4. examine key contemporary tourism policy issues and government responses to these.


Within semester assessment: 60%
Examination (2 hours): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Glen Croy

Contact hours

3 hours per week


Students must have passed MGW2501 or MGX2501 before undertaking this unit


MGW1502, MGW2502