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Brisbane - The Hotel School
Session1,2,3
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Melbourne - The Hotel School
Session1,2,3
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Sydney - The Hotel School
Session1,2,3
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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

Introduces students to hotel operations within the framework of sustainable development. Focussing on a hotel context, topics covered include policy and planning for sustainable business, the development and implementation of environmental management systems, and the management of resource consumption. Strategic considerations for hotels as service-orientated businesses are considered, such as the integration of service quality into environmental performance.

Unit content

Sustainability and corporate social responsibility: The business response
Tourism and the Environment: A two-way relationship
Environmental accreditation and certification
Developing an Environmental Management System: Process, Barriers and Drivers
Water energy and waste management
Integrating service quality and environmental management

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 Demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts of sustainability, corporate social responsibility and environmental management
2 Demonstrate an understanding of the importance and interdependence of the relationship of Tourism and Hospitality to the environment
3 Analyse the environmental impacts of hotel operations and evaluate operational constraints in implementing environmental management systems
4 Propose appropriate ways of applying sustainability principles to hotel organisations
5 Evaluate professional and academic publications on hospitality management and the environment.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts of sustainability, corporate social responsibility and environmental management
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance and interdependence of the relationship of Tourism and Hospitality to the environment
  3. Analyse the environmental impacts of hotel operations and evaluate operational constraints in implementing environmental management systems
  4. Propose appropriate ways of applying sustainability principles to hotel organisations
  5. Evaluate professional and academic publications on hospitality management and the environment.

Prescribed texts

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  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.