TOUR 3003 Visitor Economy Professional Placement

Credit Points 20

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Description Visitor Economy Professional Placement (VEPP) provides students with understanding and experience of tourism, events, heritage and related industry workplaces. Students work in a voluntary capacity with an industry host to gain work-ready skills and undertake professionally appropriate tasks. Students complete a Professional Placement Proposal and Professional Placement Report.

School Social Sciences

Discipline Tourism

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 20cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Equivalent Subjects BUSM 3072 - Tourism Industry Professional Placement


To enrol in this subject, students must have completed at least 160 credit points and be enrolled in one of the following programs or specialisations:

  • 1916 Bachelor of Tourism and Event Management (as Core subject)
  • 6047 Diploma in Social Science/Bachelor of Tourism and Event Management (as Core subject)
  • 1667 Bachelor of Social Science (Heritage and Tourism Futures, pathway to Master of Sustainable Tourism and Heritage) (as Elective subject)
  • 0306 Major in Festival and Event Management (as Specialisation Pool  subject)
  • 0302 Major in Tourism Management (as Specialisation Pool subject)
  • 0307 Major in Heritage and Tourism Futures, pathway to Master in Sustainable Tourism and Heritage (as Elective subject)
  • 0304 Major in Place Management and Planning (as Elective subject)
  • 0303 Major in Sport, Events and Tourism (as Elective subject)
  • 0305 Major in Sustainability, Tourism and Environment (as Elective subject)

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate practical employability skills that can be useful for professional career development;
  2. Apply problem-solving skills and plan for situation improvement;
  3. Demonstrate capacity to work effectively in team environments;
  4. Design and manage a program of professional development;
  5. Evaluate and report on a professional development/situation improvement program.

Subject Content

  1. Introduction to work-integrated learning - pre-placement orientation and planning
  2. Professional development goal-setting and planning
  3. Project and progress management
  4. Professional development evaluation and reporting
  5. Completion of a situation improvement project/task


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
Placement Proposal and Portfolio 1500 words 30 N Individual
Placement Report and Portfolio 3500 words 60 N Individual
Placement Presentation 15 minutes 10 N Individual
Professional Placement Performance (Host Evaluation) n/a S/U Y Individual

Teaching Periods

Autumn (2023)

Parramatta - Victoria Rd


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Spring (2023)

Parramatta - Victoria Rd


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