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Tourism and Hospitality Law (BSL204)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description Management professionals operating in the industry require knowledge of relevant common law and legislation likely to have an impact. This unit focuses on contracts for passenger transport and traveller accommodation, tort law relevant for tourism, consumer protection for travellers, carrier liability laws, travel agency law, and the law relating to food, beverage and other tourist activities and attractions.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Identify legal issues relating to the tourism and hospitality industries;
2. Analyse cases related to real life situations relating to the tourism and hospitality industries;
3. Interpret legislation so you can understand and explain issues relevant to the tourism and hospitality industries; and
4. Examine legal aspects of industry-related business relationships.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures/workshops: 2 hours per week over 12 weeks. This teaching pattern is applicable for offerings at Murdoch South Street. Kaplan - SGP the teaching pattern will be 4 hours per fortnight over 12 weeks
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences There is a weekly lecture and tutorial and the online Learning Management System is used to facilitate student learning. The approach to learning in this unit requires students to prepare for each session in advance, to participate in experiential learning exercises, discussions, and other activities during sessions.
External students will be required to participate online. Most sessions will include a recorded lecture component which will be available for downloading.

Other Learning Experiences 5 hours of online learning activities.
Assessment A test, an essay and exam, plus additional methods to ensure the learning outcomes of the unit are achieved.
Prerequisites NA
Exclusions Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws (LLB), OR who have completed BSL207 / BUS207 Tourism and Hospitality Law may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Business Law (BBus) [New in 2019]
Business Law (BCom) [New in 2018]
Hospitality and Tourism Management (BBus) [New in 2014]
Hospitality and Tourism Management (BBus) [New in 2019]
Hospitality and Tourism Management (BCom) [New in 2018]
Appears in these Minors Business Law
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Mrs Elizabeth Mansveld
Lecturer in Business Law

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7527
e: Silent
o: 460.2.015 - Economics, Commerce and Law, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Ms Wendy Treasure
P/T Teaching Casual

e: W.Treasure@murdoch.edu.au

Mrs Elizabeth Mansveld
Lecturer in Business Law

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7527
e: Silent
o: 460.2.015 - Economics, Commerce and Law, Murdoch Campus
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