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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Examines the development and operational issues associated with managing casinos, gaming machines, racing, wagering, online gambling, lotteries, keno, charitable and minor gambling.

Unit content

Module 1: contemporary gambling environments

  1. A brief history of gambling from ancient to modern times
  2. The development and current status of Australian gambling
  3. International and Australian gambling environments
  4. Consumer behaviour in gambling and social responsibility

Module 2: Types of gambling operations

  1. Casino operations
  2. Gaming machine operations
  3. Racing and wagering operations
  4. Online gambling
  5. Lottery operations
  6. Keno operations
  7. Minor and charitable gaming operations

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 describe and evaluate the key influences on the development and current status of gambling in Australia and some overseas jurisdictions
2 describe and critically analyse the main characteristics of the Australian and selected international gambling environments in terms of influential political, economic, social and technological issues, consumer behaviour in gambling, problem gambling, and responsible gambling
3 critically analyse key policy, regulatory, operational and competitive opportunities and challenges associated with different types of legalised gambling.

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

  1. describe and evaluate the key influences on the development and current status of gambling in Australia and some overseas jurisdictions
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  2. describe and critically analyse the main characteristics of the Australian and selected international gambling environments in terms of influential political, economic, social and technological issues, consumer behaviour in gambling, problem gambling, and responsible gambling
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  3. critically analyse key policy, regulatory, operational and competitive opportunities and challenges associated with different types of legalised gambling.
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA7: