Year
2021
Units
4.5
Contact
1 x 3-hour seminar weekly
Prerequisites
1 Admission into BITR-Bachelor of International Tourism
1a Admission into BTRE-Bachelor of Tourism and Events
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a))
Assessment
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 you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Identify key industry sectors and make connections between these and their graduation pathways
  2. Communicate effectively in the workplace
  3. Know how to participate effectively in a work based team
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of evaluation techniques in the tourism industry
  5. Implement strategies to manage their tourism career development

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.

FULL

If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.