Courses & Units

The Business of Leisure ZAA136

Cradle Coast, Launceston, Hobart

Introduction

Rapid social change impacts on the ways people socialise, spend their money, work and participate in leisure. The leisure industry is also going through rapid change with the emergence of contemporary forms of leisure such as extreme sports, multi-purpose leisure centres, online gaming, and adventure tourism. This unit introduces you to leisure industry components such as recreation, sport, entertainment, events, the arts, and tourism to examine how businesses, governments, and communities may leverage opportunities that arise with changes in leisure participation.

In conjunction with the discipline theory, this unit introduces learning through practice by exposing you to authentic learning experiences. These experiences are placed at the centre of learning and assessment, so you have the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours necessary to respond to industry, community and/or global needs.

You will be introduced to:
- a range of methods, tools, techniques and approaches to practice
- principles and perspectives such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership in real world scenarios
- reflection and deliberative thinking as a means of developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations
- ways of understanding problems and developing solutions through active inquiry

Summary

Unit name The Business of Leisure
Unit code ZAA136
Credit points 12.5
College/School University College
Discipline Business and Management UC
Coordinator Doctor Clayton Hawkins
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International Domestic Domestic
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
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International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Define and assess the influences on changing leisure participation in society
  • Identify and analyse business, government, and not-for-profit activities in the leisure industry.
  • Propose new or improved leisure opportunities for communities.
  • Reflect on and evaluate relevant behaviours and skills for the contemporary leisure industry.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
040103 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,402.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP

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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

ZAA106 The Business of Leisure

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On-campus students: Weekly 2 hour tutorials; 2 x half to full day workshops per semester.

Off-campus students: Weekly online 2 hour tutorials; 1 x half to full day online workshop per semester.

AssessmentAT3: Leisure Opportunity Proposal (50%)|AT1: Mapping Your Week of Leisure (20%)|AT2: Leisure Asset Mapping (30%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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