2 x 2-hour seminars per semester
1 x 160-hour industry placement per semester
1 Admission into BITR-Bachelor of International Tourism
1a Admission into BTRE-Bachelor of Tourism and Events
2 54 units of topics
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a) and 2)
Enrolment not permitted
1 of CUTU2005, CUTU2005A has been successfully completed
Report; Oral Presentation; Evaluation by Host Provider
Topic description

This topic gives students the opportunity to explore a professional workplace of their choice within the tourism and events industry. Students apply their academic skills and knowledge to a real-world workplace and gain a clearer insight into the day-to-day functioning of a tourism/events business. This learning experience allows students to reflect upon their skills and capabilities and evaluate if these skills and capabilities are corresponding to the needs of the industry.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Allow the students to apply a practical understanding of the knowledge, skills and capabilities required for a tourism and/or events business
  • Extend students' knowledge and skills throughout the placement
  • Foster an appropriate work ethic throughout and beyond the placement
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Apply their academic knowledge and skills to a complex work environment within their chosen industry sector
  2. Critically articulate their skills and capabilities and how these intersect effectively with the needs of industry
  3. Effectively, professionally and ethically communicate with others in a range of ways in a diverse workplace setting
  4. Reflect and evaluate the experiences that will lead to a potential future career

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.


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.