International Tourism and Hotel Management Principles - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP1
  • Assessment: Assignment (40%) , Invigilated Exam (40%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 1,324.00
HECS 1,324.00
International 1,574.00

Please note: This unit is no longer taking enrolments as it has been recoded to THS209.

This unit introduces students to components of International Tourism and Hotel Services and considers the implication of these as a system for developing and delivering travel and hospitality experiences. This will be achieved by examining the interdependent nature of transportation, accommodation, food and beverage, attractions and gaming, cruising, services and the role of government within a context of globalisation, and the need for economic, socio-cultural and environmental sustainability. Students will gain an appreciation of the complexity, diversity, interrelationships and interdependencies of these different sectors of tourism. Students will examine both the micro organisational and also the macro industry relationships that exist between tourism and hospitality.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Understand key macro and micro systems forming the international tourism and hotel industry, and comprehend the complexity of their products and markets, organisational structures and operational characteristics.
  2. Analyse the components and operational requirements of the tourism and hospitality industries, through skill development in researching and interpreting tourism and hotel management literature and also through applied learning approaches.
  3. Evaluate issues in the delivery of international tourism and hotel services and generate solutions to resolve a range of contemporary issues.
  • Assignment (40%)
  • Invigilated Exam (40%)
  • Quiz (20%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

Note: Level 2 units normally assume an introductory level of prior knowledge in this area, e.g. from studying related Level 1 units or other relevant experience.

  • Audio/Visual equipment
  • Broadband access

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Introduction to International Tourism and Hotel Management Principles
3Characteristics of Tourism
4Lodging and Accommodation Operations
5Food & Beverage Service Operations: Restaurant
7Managed Services
10Theme Parks, Attractions and Gaming Entertainment
11Meetings, Conventions, Expositions and Special Events

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but may be eligible for credit.

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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