Course Title: Tourism - Work Experience in Industry 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course ID: 037148

Course Title: Tourism - Work Experience in Industry 2

Credit Points: 36

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


630H Management


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007

Course Coordinator: Margaret Melrose

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99251531

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 108 Level 16 Room 63

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Successful completion of

TOUR 1012 Tourism Work Integrated Learning 1

TOUR 1014 Tourism Work Experience Industry 1

Course Description

Students are required to undertake a formally approved Tourism placement in the third year of their degree, in either a full time position for a period of 20 weeks or 20 hours in a voluntary position for 20 weeks per semester.

The Co-operative year involves the educational institution, the workplace and the student, all co-operating to achieve a learning experience in the workplace. The workplace learning should enhance the student’s coursework understanding, assist the student  to relect upon the theoretical aspects of the courses taught in the first two years of formal academic study and develop the professional practice of students.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The course aims to develop in students an understanding of the nature of workplaces in general, and in the tourism function within business in particular. Students will be required to direct their own learning with minimal guidance and supervision. They will be required through the assessment and the nature of the supervision of the placement to engage in reflection upon their personal and professional development.

Each work placement will provide a different set of specific experiences, however, each placement should provide opportunities for students to apply aspects of tourism in a business setting.

The co-operative education experience aims to:

- develop applied learning strategies in students in a structured and supervised work environment

- involve the student in relevant and productive work to support the academic program

- provide ’real world ’environments in which students can link theory with practice

- expand the students understanding of key tourism principles and practice

-support the development of generic skills, such as communication skills, the ability to work in teams and problem solving skills

- develop students professionally and personally so that they develop a clearer understanding of their career paths and opportunities

- develop the ability to investigate, research and produce reports appropriate to their academic requirements and their industry.

Overview of Learning Activities

The nature of student learning in co-operative education is student centred and requires students to adopt an experiental, and often , problem solving approach. It is essentially anticipated that the following will provide opportunities for learning whilst the students are undertaking their co-operative education placement.

- specific on the job training

- specialised off the job training

- mentoring, coaching, feedback from the workplace supervisor

- observation, trail and error practice

Overview of Learning Resources

There are no prescribed texts but there are numerous books and internet sites that students may choose to refer to when undertaking assessment tasks.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment Tasks

- Business Research Project

- Completion of Learning Contract

- Employer Reference