Leisure Management Practice III

Course code LEIS3350Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Business School

This course is only available for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Science (Recreation and Tourism).

This course builds on Leisure Management Practice 1 and 2 and focuses upon the strategic processes that will enable students to position and promote themselves in contemporary leisure services labour market context. This course applies key principles associated with strategic planning and performance management that emphasises the importance of developing demonstrable capabilities relevant to particular career goals.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesBy the end of this course, students will be expected to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of human resource management principles and practices as they relate to leisure service provision and, in particular, of issues relating to staff selection, staff organisation, and staff performance.

2. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of organisational behaviour principles and practices as they relate to leisure service provision.

3. Understand the psychological, social, cultural and organisational factors that influence individuals as they seekt o secure and develop their careers in the leisure industries.

4. Demonstrate an ability to develop and write a theoretically grounded project proposal drawing upon a range of management principles and practices.

5. Produce a portfolio documenting their competencies in selected management practices.
ContentThe course seeks to develop an understanding of selected principles and practices associated with the management of leisure services. Topics include:

1. Labour force characteristics of the leisure industries.
2. Staff selection and recruitment.
3. Best practice management and bench-marking.
4. Leadership, management styles and staff motivation.
5. Developing a project proposal.
Replacing Course(s)This course and Leisure Management Practice II (LEIS224) replace the year-long 20 unit course LEIS206 (Leisure Management Practice). This course will have no impact on course offerings by other Schools/Faculties.
TransitionStudents who have completed first semester of LEIS2060 will be required to complete LEIS335. Students who did not complete any of LEIS2060 will be required to complete LEIS2240 and LEIS3350.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeLEIS2240 provides an important foundation for this course.
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: Class(20%)This exam will comprise of short answer questions on materials covered in the lectures and readings from the first half of the semester.
Projects(50%) Work Integrated Learning (WIL)Proposal. This major report will reflect students' knowledge of principles of organisational behaviour and human resource management covered in this course. It also draws on the principles of self-marketing and provides a proposal for further activity in LEIS3360. The report must be no less than 2000 words and have appendices that provide substantial evidence for the content.
Presentations - Tutorial(30%) Tutorial Workshop Leadership and Written Submission. Students will develop and conduct a workshop on current approaches to staff recruitment and hiring practices. Their workshop activity must be substantiated by a written document that provides evidence.
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Science (Recreation and Tourism) program.