TOUR 3002 Cultural Tourism and Events

Credit Points 10

Coordinator Felicity Picken Opens in new window

Description This subject examines the relationship between culture, heritage, tourism and events. It firstly provides an introduction to contemporary issues in heritage, tourism and event management. Secondly, it investigates the phenomenon of cultural tourism – its nature (including places and events), the market, visitors, the issues in planning and management – in the context of heritage and sustainable tourism praxis in Australia (and globally) as well as in the context of local communities.

School Social Sciences

Discipline Tourism

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Equivalent Subjects CULT 3015 - Heritage and Tourism

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain and examine the principles and issues of culture and heritage in relation to tourism and events planning and management practices in Australia, with particular reference to sustainability
  2. Analyse the complexities of cultural tourism including its nature, the market, visitor characteristics and motivations, the planning dimensions, attraction types, events and the issues surrounding these (especially politics in government policies, guidelines and regulations)
  3. Apply contemporary heritage and cultural tourism theory and practice to propose solutions to key ‘real world’ Issues of cultural tourism and events management

Subject Content

  1. Culture and heritage: key concepts
  2. Key management processes
  3. Key tourism and events components
  4. Key Issues of cultural tourism and events management  


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Poster Visual poster and 500 word written summary 30 N Individual
Presentation 10 minute presentation and 1500 word written summary 30 N Group
Short Answer 3 hours, 1000 words 40 N Individual

Teaching Periods

Autumn (2024)

Parramatta - Victoria Rd


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