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Swinburne University of Technology
Contemporary Issues in Tourism is a 13-week unit, provided by Open Universities Australia and Swinburne University, that explores a wide range of issues that impact upon tourism both in the Asia Pacific Region and on a more global scale.
Students will study a number of different topics, including the threat of terrorism, poverty in developing nations, child exploitation, as well as issues such as the future of energy resources and climate change. The unit comprehensively explores these topic areas and is designed to help students consider how they can implement practical and feasible solutions to address these contemporary challenge of global tourism.
To be eligible to enrol in this unit, applicant must have completed the following unit:
Applicants who have completed an equivalent unit can ascertain whether they meet entry requirements by enquiring for more information or contracting a Swinburne University student adviser.
The plantation economy – core periphery theory and the potential for exploitation of developing countries
Indigenous cultures as a tourism resource – responsibilities and approaches
The development paradox in emerging countries
Sex tourism and child exploitation
Crisis management – natural and man-made disasters
Regionalisation and protection
Globalisation and the maintenance of diversity
The impending energy crisis and its impact on intercontinental transportation
Freedom and mobility – the ongoing process of democratisation
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
Want more information about this unit? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
Want more information about financial and student support? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.