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Sustainable Tourism Practices

Semester One 2016 (8 week block)
Course Aims

This 15 credit course will provide students with the opportunity to understand, or build upon their basic knowledge of, sustainability within a tourism business (practices) context. It will look at the responses of tourism businesses to the global and domestic sustainable challenges the industry of tourism is facing and their ability to meet the challenges presented.


Sustainable Tourism Practices is a Level 5 paper and forms part of the Diploma in Applied Travel and Tourism.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand some of the key sustainability issues both present and future in a national and international tourism context
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the systems of sustainability
  3. Identify and analyse existing practices of sustainability within the tourism industry
  4. Using a systems approach introduce and maintain sustainable tourism concepts into a tourism business

Course staff

Lecturer: Hilary Jenkins

Office: Phone: 03 4703967 Email:

Appointment times are best made by email

Delivery Details

Classroom: Class times:

Course Participation

To ensure your success in this course, participation in all class sessions is highly recommended.

As a matter of courtesy please inform administrative staff and/or your lecturer prior to class if you are unable to attend. Some students eg. international students, may have contractural obligations regarding their attendance which we are required to provide to the relevant government agencies.

Supporting Resources

  • Wikieducator - course wiki
  • Sustainable Tourism - web log
  • Library
  • Internet


Assessment 1: contribution to course blog

Assessment 2: Sustainable Business Poster

Note: Whenever you use ideas written by someone else in your assessments, you must acknowledge the source of this material. Is is crucial that you understand the importance of respecting the intellectual property of other writers and researchers. All sources must be referenced using American Psychological Association (APA) format. If you do not acknowledge the material correctly, where international or otherwise, you are guilt of plagiarism which is considered a dishonest practice with disciplinary outcomes which range from losing part a percentage of your marks (or a resit) to failure of the paper. We encourage you to go to Student Success should you require assistance with any aspect of referencing and/or academic writing.

  • Plagiarism Policy

Assessment Integrity

Deadlines for assessment will be enforced. Extensions will be granted in only two circumstances:

  • medical grounds (a medical certificate is required)
  • compassionate grounds

You must apply for an extension before the due date by filling in an Extension form available from administration staff and then negotiating a date for submitting your assessment with the lecturer(s) concerned.

Programme Award

The overall top student in this programme will be recognised at an awards ceremony held prior to graduation in December. In some cases there are sponsored prizes for top students.