Introduction to Events and Tourism (11321.3)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
| UC - Canberra, Bruce
UC - TAFE NSW Northern Sydney, St Leonard's
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Canberra Business School||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Develop a conceptual and practical basis for the tourism and events industry in Australia and globally;
2. Apply interdisciplinary approaches to categorise the economic, social and environmental impacts of tourism and events;
3. Identify the structure and functions of the tourism and events industry, including industry sectors, the role of government, the role of competitive forces and innovations such as Airbnb and Uber; and
4. Describe and analyse different approaches to management in the tourism and events industry to address emerging issues such as risk management, sustainability, the Covid-19 pandemic and structural issues such as climate change.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - use Indigenous histories and traditional ecological knowledge to develop and augment understanding of their discipline
Equivalent units9470 Introduction to Events and Tourism.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Mr Brian Weir|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||06 February 2023||Online||Mr Brian Weir|
|2023||UC - TAFE NSW Northern Sydney, St Leonard's||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Mr Brian Weir|
|2023||UC - TAFE NSW Northern Sydney, St Leonard's||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Mr Brian Weir|
Unit text book
This is required - you will need this to undertake this Unit, and will find it useful in any further tourism & events units you study.
Cooper, C. (2021) Essentials of Tourism. Third Edition. Sage Publications: London, UK.
These are not required but we recommend you consider these as additional sources. They provide additional information and insights on specific topics (identified in the Timetable of Activities earlier in this Unit Outline) beyond that covered in the textbook.
Weaver, D. & Lawton, L. (2014) Tourism Management, Fifth Edition. Wiley: Milton, Australia.
Bladen, C., Kennell, J., Abson, E. & Wilde, N. (2018) Events Management An Introduction. Second Edition. Routledge: New York, USA
For a few topics we also offer further readings and materials we suggest you consider. These are not required or recommended but will add further insights and information on the those topics.
You are also strongly encouraged to look further afield, including in the popular press, to see what is happening in the tourism and events industries around the topics and issues we cover in this Unit.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
The first sheet (of your essay or weekly in-class assignments), or slide (of your group presentation) must have the following information:
- Unit name & number
- Student ID number (or numbers for the group presentations)
- Assessment item name
- Your assignments are to be submitted through the Unit Canvas site
- A copy of your group presentation (one copy per group) is to be submitted to your tutor / teacher before the start of the tutorial in which you are are scheduled to present. Again, submit this through the Unit Canvas site
Special assessment requirements
To pass this Unit, students must both:
- Achieve a mark of 50% or better; and
- Attempt all assessment items (1,2 & 3)
All assessment items required to be submitted online must be submitted via the appropriate Canvas drop box. It is the student's responsibility to upload the correct and corresponding draft or assessment item to the right submission section. Assignments must be submitted in a format accessible to the assessor(s), as stated on the relevant canvas site. If the unit convener and/or tutor are unable to access a submission, a standard late penalty of 5% of the total marks possible for the task may be applied per day until the assignment is made accessible.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Assessment Item 3: Tourism / event pitch, will be undertaken in tutorials and you will need to attend your allocated tutorial to participate.
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums
As noted above, you are strongly urged to use the Faculty Good Essay Guide to assist you plan, prepare and present your assessment items.
A copy of this Guide is provided on the Unit Canvas site.