Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


This course requires students to apply the knowledge and skills they have developed throughout the tourism major to a contemporary management challenge in specialised sectors of the tourism industry. Students will work in groups to focus on a project that explores the intersections of broad (e.g. events, hospitality, transport) and specialised (e.g. adventure tourism, indigenous tourism, volunteer tourism) sectors of tourism and the professional perspectives of their intended career paths (e.g. policy and planning, marketing, management). This course engages a problem-based approach to develop knowledge of management challenges and to critically explore pathways to formulating strategies in `real-world┬┐ tourism management contexts. This course draws on career development and leadership theories, and the principles of personal and corporate social responsibility to enable students to defend and justify their decision-making in tourism management leadership contexts.

Availability2022 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate critical thinking skills in analysing theoretical and applied perspectives of tourism management leadership and decision-making

2. Analyse problems and develop managerial solutions to tourism management challenges within specialised sectors of the tourism industry at both national and international levels

3. Demonstrate an awareness of various stakeholders and varying managerial perspectives associated with contemporary tourism management

4. Formulate appropriate plans and strategies for addressing tourism management issues

5. Communicate knowledge of tourism management in both written and verbal formats

6. Demonstrate a capacity to work effectively in a team


The topics in this course include the following:

  1. Critical issues in global tourism management
  2. Addressing management challenges
  3. Ethical leadership in tourism management
  4. Tourism futures and challenging environments

Assumed knowledge

LEIS1000 Leisure Behaviour and Organisation and TOUR2003 Global Tourism Management

Assessment items

Presentation: Student Seminar Series

Written Assignment: Case Study Analysis

Project: Group Project

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Students are expected to complete 4 hours of guided learning via online preparation, lectures, interactive workshops, tutorials, discussion groups or self-directed learning and an additional 6 hours of independent study per week.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.