Course Outline

TSM102 The World of Tourism, Leisure and Events

Course Coordinator:Elham Falatoonitoosi (efalato1@usc.edu.au) School:School of Business and Creative Industries

2024Semester 1

UniSC Sunshine Coast

UniSC Moreton Bay

Blended learning Most of your course is on campus but you may be able to do some components of this course online.

Online

Online You can do this course without coming onto campus.

Please go to usc.edu.au for up to date information on the
teaching sessions and campuses where this course is usually offered.

What is this course about?

Description

Tourism, leisure and events (TLE) often form the most memorable experiences of our lives. They are essential contributors to the socioeconomic well-being of our communities, and effective tools to help our communities achieve global sustainable development goals (SDGs). In this course, you will learn about the  principles of supply and demand in various sectors that make up the global TLE system.  You will also learn how engaging and memorable experiences drive consumer satisfaction and market competitiveness in the global TLE economy.

How will this course be delivered?

Activity Hours Beginning Week Frequency
Blended learning
Learning materials – Interactive online learning material. 1hr Week 1 12 times
Tutorial/Workshop 1 – Scheduled face to face workshops on campus. 2hrs Week 1 12 times
Online
Learning materials – Interactive online learning material. 1hr Week 1 12 times
Tutorial/Workshop 1 – Live online workshops on Zoom (Recorded). 2hrs Week 1 12 times

Course Topics

  • Experience economy
  • Leisure fundamentals
  • Planned events
  • A systematic approach to tourism
  • Tourism demand
  • Tourists’ behaviour
  • Tourism markets
  • Tourism products
  • Tourism industry sectors and subsectors
  • Tourist destinations
  • Tourism intermediaries
  • The future of tourism, leisure and events

What level is this course?

100 Level (Introductory)

Engaging with discipline knowledge and skills at foundational level, broad application of knowledge and skills in familiar contexts and with support. Limited or no prerequisites. Normally, associated with the first full-time study year of an undergraduate program.

What is the unit value of this course?

12 units

How does this course contribute to my learning?

Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to... Graduate Qualities Mapping Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming... Professional Standard Mapping * Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
1 Demonstrate critical and creative thinking to identify and solve TLEM problems and arrive at innovative solutions Creative and critical thinker
PC3, PC3.1
2 Demonstrate capacity and competence in the application of TLEM discipline specific knowledge. Knowledgeable
Empowered
PC6, PC6.2
3 Demonstrate digital literacy skills for communication and information sharing in a TLEM context. Engaged
PC1, PC1.3
4 Demonstrate effective written communication skills in the context of TLEM. Engaged
PC1, PC1.1

* Competencies by Professional Body

CODE COMPETENCY
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
PC1 Communication
PC1.1 Written Communication
PC1.3 Digital Literacy
PC3 Creative and Critical Thinking
PC3.1 Problem Solving
PC6 Career-ready
PC6.2 Discipline Knowledge

Am I eligible to enrol in this course?

Refer to the UniSC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.

Pre-requisites

Not applicable

Co-requisites

Not applicable

Anti-requisites

Not applicable

Specific assumed prior knowledge and skills (where applicable)

Not applicable

How am I going to be assessed?

Grading Scale

Standard Grading (GRD)

High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).

Details of early feedback on progress

Early feedback in this course will be provided through a Concept Test in week 5 and formative feedback given to the students throughout the tutorial activities in the course. The concept test will provide students with feedback on their ability to use analytical processes and apply discipline-specific knowledge in a TELM context. In addition, most tutorial sessions are designed as assessment workshops. Within these workshops, students will receive feedback on their progress in achieving the learning outcomes.   

Assessment tasks

Delivery mode Task No. Assessment Product Individual or Group Weighting % What is the duration / length? When should I submit? Where should I submit it?
All 2 Report Individual 50%
Max. 2,000 words
Week 7 Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check
All 3 Artefact - Creative, and Written Piece Individual 50%
Max. 1,000 words
Week 13 Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check
All - Assessment Task 2:Destination Report
Goal:
To introduce a tourism destination and analyse its tourism market.
Product: Report
Format:
This is an individual assessment task. In this task, you will apply your knowledge of the principles of tourism, leisure and event management and use your critical and creative thinking to analyse the tourism system and tourism market of a tourism destination.
Criteria:
No. Learning Outcome assessed
1
Application of TLEM discipline specific knowledge
2
2
Identification of TLEM problems and proposing innovative solutions
1
3
Effective written communication skills in the context of TLEM
4
All - Assessment Task 3:New Product Concept
Goal:
To creatively apply knowledge of the principles of tourism, leisure and event management in order to propose a new product to enhance the competitiveness of the selected destination for a specific target market.
Product: Artefact - Creative, and Written Piece
Format:
This is an individual assessment task. In this task you will continue from Task 2, and apply your digital communication, information literacy and critical thinking skills to analyse the competitiveness of a tourism destination for a specific target market. You will use images, figures and graphics to create a visually appealing and well-organised digital artefact to propose addition of a new iconic product to the destination to enhance its attractiveness for the selected target market.
Criteria:
No. Learning Outcome assessed
1
Application of TLEM discipline specific knowledge
2
2
Identification of TLEM problems and proposing innovative solutions
1
3
Effective digital communication and information sharing in a TLEM context
3

Directed study hours

A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.

What resources do I need to undertake this course?

Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.

Prescribed text(s) or course reader

Please note that you need to have regular access to the resource(s) listed below. Resources may be required or recommended.

Required? Author Year Title Edition Publisher
Recommended A. J;DARCY VEAL (SIMON;LYNCH, ROB;FLETCHER, JOHN;F.) 0 World of Tourism, Leisure & Event CB n/a n/a

Specific requirements

Not applicable

How are risks managed in this course?

Health and safety risks for this course have been assessed as low. It is your responsibility to review course material, search online, discuss with lecturers and peers and understand the health and safety risks associated with your specific course of study and to familiarise yourself with the University’s general health and safety principles by reviewing the online induction training for students, and following the instructions of the University staff.

What administrative information is relevant to this course?

Assessment: Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is the ethical standard of university participation.  It ensures that students graduate as a result of proving they are competent in their discipline.  This is integral in maintaining the value of academic qualifications. Each industry has expectations and standards of the skills and knowledge within that discipline and these are reflected in assessment.

Academic integrity means that you do not engage in any activity that is considered to be academic fraud; including plagiarism, collusion or outsourcing any part of any assessment item to any other person.  You are expected to be honest and ethical by completing all work yourself and indicating in your work which ideas and information were developed by you and which were taken from others. You cannot provide your assessment work to others. You are also expected to provide evidence of wide and critical reading, usually by using appropriate academic references.

In order to minimise incidents of academic fraud, this course may require that some of its assessment tasks, when submitted to Canvas, are electronically checked through Turnitin.  This software allows for text comparisons to be made between your submitted assessment item and all other work to which Turnitin has access.

Assessment: Additional Requirements

Eligibility for Supplementary Assessment

Your eligibility for supplementary assessment in a course is dependent of the following conditions applying:

The final mark is in the percentage range 47% to 49.4%
The course is graded using the Standard Grading scale
You have not failed an assessment task in the course due to academic misconduct

Assessment: Submission penalties

Late submission of assessment tasks may be penalised at the following maximum rate: 
- 5% (of the assessment task's identified value) per day for the first two days from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task. 
- 10% (of the assessment task's identified value) for the third day - 20% (of the assessment task's identified value) for the fourth day and subsequent days up to and including seven days from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task. 
- A result of zero is awarded for an assessment task submitted after seven days from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task. Weekdays and weekends are included in the calculation of days late. To request an extension you must contact your course coordinator to negotiate an outcome.

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The SafeUSC Specialist Service is a Student Wellbeing service that provides free and confidential support to students who may have experienced or observed behaviour that could cause fear, offence or trauma. To contact the service call 07 5430 1226 or email studentwellbeing@usc.edu.au.

Study help

For help with course-specific advice, for example what information to include in your assessment, you should first contact your tutor, then your course coordinator, if needed.

If you require additional assistance, the Learning Advisers are trained professionals who are ready to help you develop a wide range of academic skills. Visit the Learning Advisers web page for more information, or contact Student Central for further assistance: +61 7 5430 2890 or studentcentral@usc.edu.au.

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