This online Tourism Planning and Resource Management unit from Open Universities Australia and Swinburne University of Technology examines the degree and forms of interdependence prevailing in the tourism system at a global, regional, and local level.
At the successful completion of this unit, you will be knowledgeable in the roles and functions of tourism associations designed to facilitate tourism enterprises.
You will also have the ability to adapt to the continuing technological advantages in communication media that are available to tourism enterprises, and learn how to use them judiciously.
Key learning outcomes also include the ability to develop and manage sustainable tourism strategies in any region.
To be eligible for this unit, you must have successfully completed the following unit:
Introduction to Tourism
You must have also completed 9 units in addition to Introduction to Tourism.
Areas of study
In this Tourism Planning and Resource Management unit, the topics you will study include:
The concept of sustainability: origins and ethos
Tourism's resource base: categorisation and prioritisation
Research ownership and consumption rights, de jure rights vs the de facto rights of tourists
Stakeholder consultation and participation
Theoretical and practical approaches to resource management
Consumption and conservation reconciliatory approaches
The role of government and NGOs in resource management
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
Bachelor of Business, Swinburne University of Technology
Bachelor of Technology (Information Systems), Swinburne University of Technology
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.
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This unit equips you with sound knowledge of the finite nature of resources, and the importance of prudent and responsible tourism industry management. You will also possess skills in stakeholders’ rights and aspirations, and the need for an inclusive approach to tourism planning.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Tourism Planning and Resource Management from Swinburne University of Technology.
Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.
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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.
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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!
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).
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