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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedBerwick First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Paul Sugden


An examination is made of the basic principles of contract law which will then be applied to typical contracts found in the tourism industry. Other areas examined include booking conditions and tour brochures, misleading advertising and deceptive conduct, consumer complaints, the Travel Compensation Fund, travel and business insurance, responsibilities of travel agents and tour operators under the Travel Agents Act and the European Union Directive, employment law, and business practices.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. analyse and apply the formation and contents of contracts within tourism operations
  2. analyse and apply liability for negligence within tourism operations
  3. analyse and apply laws about consumer protection, insurance and employment, within tourism operations
  4. analyse and apply laws about tour and travel agency within tourism operations
  5. analyse and apply laws about planning and environmental issues to the development of tourism businesses
  6. critically evaluate the legal issues for the development and operation of a tourism business, and write a research paper on the topic.


Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination (3 hours, open-book): 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Paul Sugden

Contact hours

3 hours per week