Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is a 15 point credit international study tour to Vietnam enabling you to engage with tourism and hospitality management related enterprises. You will critically evaluate tourism, hospitality and event businesses located in Vietnam and reflect on best business practices in a global environment. The subject has the flexibility to be adapted to include contemporary issues in any tourism, hospitality and the events environment. A strong emphasis will be on the cultural, social and environment aspects as a tourist, the impacts of government policy and the legacy of war.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPaul Strickland

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Hospitality Management; LBBTH), Bachelor of Business (Event Management, LBBEM) or Bachelor of Business (Event Management/Marketing, LBBEMM) Must accumulate 120 credit points prior to departure Must be approved by Subject Coordinator


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyMerit based quota management

Quota-conditions or rulesAvailable only to students enrolled in Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Hospitality) or Bachelor of Business (Event Management) or (Event Management/Marketing)

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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Compare and contrast contemporary tourism, hospitality and event management issues in an international environment
02. Examine international service standards in a variety of areas (i.e. hotels, visitor attractions, air travel, restaurants)
03. Scrutinize travel offerings, processes and logistics in an international setting based on government policy
04. Analyse the tourists perspective regarding the products and services available in an international environment

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Week 24-35, Off Campus


Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size30

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul Strickland

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 24 - 28
Six 2.00 h field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 24 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Two classes will be conducted before and after the trip in Melbourne. Two lectures will be in Vietnam."


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1,000-word reflective journal Students must a complete a daily journal whilst on the study program.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2, SILO4
One 1,500-word case study Students must complete the case study prior to departure based on Vietnam.N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO3
One 1,500-word individual report Students must reflect on the tourism, hospitality and event industry of Vietnam based on personal observations. Include 5 images and at least four references.N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One 10-minute group presentation Student are to use images from a topic that will be given in Vietnam. Based on images taken on study tour (500 words equivalency).N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2, SILO4