1 x 3-hour seminar weekly
1 Admission into BITR-Bachelor of International Tourism
1a Admission into BTRE-Bachelor of Tourism and Events
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a))
Assignments(s); Oral.
Topic description
Students learn how to operate effectively within the tourism and events industry with a focus on communication, teamwork and industry preparedness. Seminars will include workplace communications, workplace teams, career path planning and preparation for industry placements. Content is applied, practical and aimed at preparing students for entry into the professional work environment.
Educational aims
The topic aims to:

  • provide students with practical knowledge and skills to operate professionally within the tourism and events industry

  • introduce students to concepts of cross-cultural communication, reflective practice, problem solving and critical analysis in tourism industry contexts

  • assist students to identify graduation pathways using content that is applied, practical and aimed and preparing students for entry into the professional work environment

  • introduce students to principles and practices related to ethics, and quantitative evaluation in tourism industry research

  • explain work integrated learning principles and begin preparation for future tourism and events industry placements
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will be able to:

  • identify key industry sectors and make connections between these and their graduation pathways

  • communicate effectively in the workplace

  • know how to participate effectively in a work based team

  • demonstrate an understanding of evaluation techniques in the tourism industry

  • implement strategies to manage their tourism career development