Tourism Planning and Resource Management - 2016

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP4
  • Availability for 2017: SP4
  • Assessment: FieldWork - Group (45-55%) , Reflective Task - Journal (30-40%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 1,305.00
HECS 1,305.00
International 1,555.00

Drawing on the conceptual models introduced in the Introduction to Tourism unit, and further scrutinised in the intermediate unit, Tourist Destination Management, the unit adopts a hybrid approach with both structured classwork and a practicum. Using vignettes, case studies, or fieldwork, students will have the opportunity to test theoretical frameworks in a practical context.

This unit seeks to imbue students with an appreciation of the finite nature of resources, and of the importance of prudent and responsible management. Moreover the unit emphasises the rights and aspirations of a range of stakeholders and the need for an inclusive approach to tourism planning.

After successfully completing this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the theoretical principles and practices that underpin effective planning and their application in practical contexts
  2. Identify creative solutions for a range of problems and challenges confronting modern tourism developers
  3. Apply principles of ethics, corporate citizenry and cultural sensitivity to modern business practice
  4. Demonstrate an ability to engage in collaborative action and to recognise the capacity of diverse contributors to a collective outcome
  5. Analyse tourism’s capacity for further growth without compromising sustainability
  • FieldWork — Group (45-55%)
  • Reflective Task — Journal (30-40%)
  • Test — (15-25%)

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

Students must have completed 9 units in addition to TOU10001.

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This unit addresses the following topics.

1The concept of sustainability: origins and ethos
2Tourism's resource base: categorisation and prioritisation
3Research ownership and consumption rights, de jure rights vs. the de facto rights of tourists
4Stakeholder consultation and participation
5Theoretical and practical approaches to resource management
6Consumption and conservation reconciliatory approaches
7The role of government and NGOs in resource management

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