Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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24 points, SCA Band 3, 0.500 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitNational Centre For Australian Studies
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Vicki Peel


Previously coded ATM5500


This unit requires the completion of a minor thesis (18,000 words) on an approved tourism related topic, usually one with an industry focus. With guidance from the supervisor (s), it allows the student to undertake advanced level research and produce a substantial piece of writing which advances knowledge in the selected area of research.


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

  1. Knowledge, skills and attributes necessary for understanding and engaging in advanced research
  2. An ability to design, write and edit a research thesis
  3. An ability at an advanced level to analyse and evaluate arguments, and to understand critical approaches relating to the tourism industry and tourism related issues
  4. The capacity to contribute advanced knowledge in the chosen area of research
  5. An enhanced intellectual independence, and greater self-reliance and critical distance in intellectual and professional activity.


Thesis (18,000 words): 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Regular meeting with allocated supervisor(s).


Completion of 48 points with a distinction average at fourth year level of subjects offered in the Master of Tourism program.