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 Overviews||Assessment|
|Year 10||Semester 1||Introduction to Tourism|
|Summative internal assessment 1:|
· Examination - Short response to stimulus
Summative internal assessment 2:
· Multimodal presentation
| ||Semester 2||Promoting tourism |
Tourism jobs and careers
|Summative internal assessment 3:|
Summative internal assessment 4:
|Year 11||Unit 1||Introduction to the Tourism Industry|
Tailoring the travel experience
|Formative internal assessment 1: |
Formative internal assessment 2:
|||Unit 2||Theme parks and attractions|
|Formative internal assessment 3: |
Formative internal assessment 4:
• Extended response to Stimulus
|Year 12||Unit 3||Employment and employability|
Procedures and protocols
|Summative internal assessment 1 (IA1): |
Summative internal assessment 2 (IA2):
• Extended response to stimulus
|||Unit 4||World tourism||Summative internal assessment 3 (IA3): |
Summative external assessment (IA4):
• Examination: Short response test.