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Section C – Tourism in the Australia, Asia and Pacific Region


This section of the course focuses on tourism and its impact on the land and people of the region.

Specific learning outcomes about knowledge of, and understanding about Australia in Asia and the Pacific related to Section C.

Learners will be able to:



  • describe and assess how tourism has had an impact on the environment, culture, society and economy of tourist destinations in the Australia, Asian and Pacific region.


Section C.1 travel and tourism in the region


    • reasons for travel

    • growth in tourism

    • trends in tourism and travel patterns.

Section C.2 Management Practices




Section C.3 - Case Studies:


One tourist destination from each of Group A, B and C will be selected for study.*

Learners will study the impact of tourism – both positive and negative – on these tourist destinations in terms of: the destinations’ environment; the destinations’ society and culture; and economic impact on the destinations.



Group A

Group B

Group C

Phuket, Thailand

Fiji

Norfolk Island, Australia

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Samoa

The Tasman Peninsula, Australia

Bali, Indonesia

Cook Islands

Kangaroo Island, Australia

Singapore

Vanuatu

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Kyoto, Japan

New Caledonia

Uluru, Australia

* The selected tourist destinations from Group A and B will not include nations selected for study in Section B.

Section C - Work Requirements


The following are minimum work requirements for Section C:

  • learners will complete at least two (2) formal written texts

  • one written text (approximately 1200-1800 words) will compare and contrast the impact of tourism on the three selected tourist destinations in terms of: the destinations’ environment; the destinations’ society and culture; and economic impact

  • one written text (approximately 600-900 words) will allow learners to uses generalisations - based on knowledge of tourism in the Australia, Asia and Pacific region - to make logical predictions and reach valid conclusions in a real or hypothetical context.



Section D – National Responses To Crises


This section of the course focuses on study of the causes and effects of internal national crises, and assessment of the success of responses to crises. This is done within the context of one selected Asian and one selected Pacific country’s crisis and responses.

Specific learning outcomes about knowledge of, and understanding about Australia in Asia and the Pacific region related to Section D.

Learners will be able to:



Learners will select one topic from List A (Asian national crisis) and one topic from List B (Pacific national crisis) for study*:

List A: Asian national crisis

List B: Pacific national crisis

Cambodia – Post Khmer Rouge

Papua New Guinea – The Bougainville Conflict

Japan – The 2011 Tsunami and Nuclear Disaster

Kiribati – Rising Sea Levels

Vietnam – Post Resistance War Against America (the Vietnam War)

Fiji – 2006 Military Coup

East Timor – Post 1974


New Zealand – September 2010 Christchurch Earthquake

* The selected crises from List A and B will not include nations selected for study in Sections B or C.

For each case study learners will undertake research in order to prepare a report that addresses the:

  • causes of the crisis

  • effect of the crisis (e.g. on human life, social, environmental, economic impact)

  • national and international responses to the crisis

  • effectiveness of national and international responses to the crisis.


Section D - Work Requirements


The following are minimum work requirements for Section D:

  • learners will complete at least three (3) formal written texts (approximately 600-900 words each)

  • at least two of these written text will be in report format (see Work Requirements below for details) and address the case studies in this Section

  • at least one written text will allow learners to uses generalisations - based on knowledge of cause, effect and responses to national crisis in the Australia, Asia and Pacific region - to make logical predictions and reach valid conclusions in a real or hypothetical context.


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