In Tourism, students develop an understanding of the nature of tourists, tourism, and the tourism industry.

Course details

  • Further study Stage 2 Tourism (2TOURY)

About the subject

Students investigate local, national, and global tourism and explore tourism as a business. Students gain an understanding of the complex economic, social, cultural and environmental impacts of tourism. A student’s understanding of the sustainable management of tourism is central to the subject.

A 10-credit subject consists of three topics that are informed by the four themes:

  • Understanding the Tourism Industry
  • Identifying Visitors and Hosts
  • Creating Sustainable Tourism
  • Working in the Tourism Industry.

Students explore topics such as:

  • Investigating the History of Tourism
  • Exploring Tourism in the Local Area
  • Examining Local Impacts of Tourism
  • Preparing for International Travel
  • Understanding the Role of Organisations and Government in Tourism
  • Examining Tourism and Technological Change
  • Appreciating Tourism in Australia
  • Investigating Tourism Markets
  • Understanding Tourism and Natural Environments
  • Tourism Industry Skills
  • Negotiated Topic.


Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:

  • Case Study
  • Sources Analysis
  • Practical Activity
  • Investigation
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