Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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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12 points, SCA Band 3, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitNational Centre For Australian Studies
OfferedCaulfield Summer semester A 2015 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Dr Jeff Jarvis



This contemporary unit is designed to focus on key issues arising in the global tourism industry such as the rapid growth of the industry in emerging economies, poverty alleviation and development through tourism and the growth of "new tourism" and independent travel. The unit is presented via a number of key industry seminars and a proposed field work study tour to an emerging tourism region such as Fiji (South Pacific), Vietnam (S.E Asia) or Estonia (Eastern Europe). (The selected study tour destination will be nominated at the start of semester and may vary from year to year)


On successful completion of this unit, students will have gained:

  1. an understanding of key problems and issues in the current and future development of the global tourism industry;
  2. a developed capacity to undertake original research on an area of their particular interest;
  3. enhanced written and oral communication skills suitable for progress in the tourism profession;
  4. an understanding of key issues facing the future development of the industry in emerging economies;
  5. an understanding of the challenges facing tourism development in emerging tourism economies/regions.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

  • Additional requirements
  • Field trip

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


ATD4060, APG4390