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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, 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?

Year 11 and 12 - 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?

  • A4 Exercise for record keeping
  • Year 11 - compulsory BYOD

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 1Introduction to the Tourism Industry
Tailoring the travel experience
Formative internal assessment 1:
• Project
Formative internal assessment 2:
• Examination
Unit 2Theme parks and attractions
Niche 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 tourismSummative internal assessment 3 (IA3):
• Project
Summative external assessment (IA4):
• Examination: Short response test.


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Last reviewed 16 September 2019
Last updated 16 September 2019