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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 3, 0.250 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2010 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Dr Jeff Jarvis and Dr Vicki Peel


This contemporary unit is designed to focus on key issues arising in the global tourism industry such as poverty alleviation through tourism and the growth of independent travel. The unit is presented via a number of key industry seminars and a proposed field work study tour to a destination such as Fiji or North Queensland. (The selected study tour destination will be nominated at the start of semester and may vary from year to year)


On successful completion of this unit, students will have:

  1. an understanding of key problems and issues in the current and future development of the global tourism industry;
  2. an understanding of the principles and practices of e-tourism;
  3. enhanced research and writing skills through the application of appropriate theory to real-life problem solving;
  4. enhanced oral communication skills suitable for professional progression in management of the tourism profession;
  5. experience in working with tourism professionals in response to industry needs.


Written work: 90% (9000 words)
Participation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Vicki Peel

Contact hours

6 x 2 hour lectures, 1 x 3 hour student presentation seminars and a 7 day intensive study tour with industry seminars and field work


ATD4060, ATM4060