2 x 1-hour seminars per semester
1 Admission into BITR-Bachelor of International Tourism
1a Admission into BTRE-Bachelor of Tourism and Events
2 36 units of topics
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a) and 2)
Other requirements
Topic Coordinator's approval required for enrolment.
Assignment(s), Seminar
Topic description
This topic allows students to gain experience in the tourism industry by taking up a project with an industry partner. Hours are flexible but a minimum of 135 hours per semester is required both on site with an industry partner and off site research, for credit. Projects will vary depending on tourism industry opportunities.
Educational aims
This topic aims to:

  1. Provide students with practical experience, contacts in the tourism industry and exposure to current practices in the sector of the industry that the project applies to.
  2. Help students develop an empathy with and understanding of some of the issues confronting operators in the tourism industry.
  3. Assist students in identifying a career path and begin the transition from study to employment.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of the topic, students will be expected to be able to:

  1. Provide a portfolio of documents including an evaluation report and reflective journal related to the professional projects they completed within a relevant professional environment.
  2. Discuss how a sector of the tourism industry operates, how they can best contribute and also gained a realistic sense of the path ahead in their chosen field.
  3. Demonstrate a tangible outcome of their project, such as a letter of recommendation, or a network of associates, in addition to the technical learning that is offered in their particular project.