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Tourism

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​Does this subject contribute to an ATAR? No (Applied subject)

How many credits does this subject contribute towards QCE? 4


What is Tourism?

Tourism studies enable students to gain an appreciation of the role of the tourism industry and the structure, scope and operation of the related tourism sectors of travel, hospitality and visitor services.

Students examine the socio-cultural, environmental and economic aspects of tourism, as well as tourism opportunities, and problems and issues across global, national and local contexts.

Students develop and apply tourism-related knowledge and understanding through learning experiences and assessment in which they plan projects, analyse issues and opportunities, and evaluate concepts and information.​


What makes a student suited to Tourism?

Students who achieve success in Tourism are those who enjoy:
  • learning about the tourism industry
  • researching travel destinations
  • preparing for careers in tourism or hospitality

What prerequisites must students meet in order to take this subject?
  • Year 9 - Nil
  • Year 10 - Completion of Year 10 Tourism or Business is preferred

What is the cost of this subject?

Excursions - each year there are a minimum of two excursions (Approximately $60-$80 for each year)

What materials or equipment do I need for this subject?

  • Year 11 - compulsory BYOD
  • A4 Exercise book (minimum 96 pages)
  • Highlighters
  • Blue, black and red pens

What do students study in this subject and how are they assessed?

  Unit OverviewsAssessment
Year 10Semester 1Introduction to Tourism
Travel planning

Summative internal assessment 1:
· Examination - Short response to stimulus

Summative internal assessment 2:

· Multimodal presentation

· Project

 Semester 2Promoting tourism
Tourism jobs and careers

Summative internal assessment 3:
· Investigation

Summative internal assessment 4:
· Project/Portfolio

Year 11Unit 1

Tailoring the travel experience

 Theme Parks and attractions

Formative internal assessment 1:
• Project

Formative internal assessment 2:
• Examination


Unit 2Niche Tourism
Dark Tourism

Formative internal assessment 3:
• Investigation

 Formative internal assessment 4:
• Extended response to Stimulus


Year 12Unit 3Employment and employability
Procedures and protocols

Summative internal assessment 1 (IA1):
• Investigation

Summative internal assessment 2 (IA2):
• Extended response to stimulus

Unit 4World tourism

Summative internal assessment 3 (IA3):
• Project

Summative internal assessment (IA4):
• Examination: Short response test.




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Last reviewed 04 August 2022
Last updated 04 August 2022