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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, tourism will take the form of a journey through a cultural landscape, investigating the ways in which tourism interacts with, and is informed by, Australian culture, history, heritage and perceptions of national identity. After a general introduction to cultural tourism, the tourism landscape of Australia will be explored through an examination of the major historical eras. The impacts of each era will be investigated in terms of cultural memory, cultural resources and tourism product, and supported by case studies and a site visit. Through the assessment, experience will be gained in researching and documenting cultural tourism sites.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPaul Strickland

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesSite visit, report, tutorial presentation and final exam.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have completed 120 credit points


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate an awareness of Australia's cultural diversity.
02. Demonstrate an understanding that Australia's history and culture provide both the stimulus and starting point for many tourism initiatives.
03. Show the ability to identify and evaluate relevant target markets, and modify the produce/service mix in order to satisfy demand.
04. Demonstrate and awareness of the tourism industry's responsibilities to the community in terms of growth and development.
05. Demonstrate an ability to examine and analyse the performance of cultural tourism based enterprises and identify and apply strategies to improve sales and revenues whilst controlling costs and maintain and/or improving service/product quality.

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