SITHIND001B - Develop and update hospitality industry knowledge

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This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and update knowledge of the hospitality industry, including the role of different industry sectors and key legal and ethical issues that must be considered by hospitality industry personnel in their day to day work. This knowledge underpins effective performance in the hospitality industry.

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    Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Evidence of the following is essential: - ability to source initial and updated hospitality industry information and apply this to day-to-day activities to maximise effective performance in specific hospitality sector contexts - general knowledge of the hospitality industry, including main roles, functions and interrelationships of different sectors, with a more detailed knowledge of issues that relate to a specific sector or workplace - general knowledge of the key environmental, community, legal and ethical issues for the hospitality industry. Assessments may include: - practical assessment - work projects - demonstration - written and verbal tasks. Specific unit assessments are located in the learning and assessment plans within the School.

Required reading

The road to hospitality, skills for the new professional.
V.O'Shannessy, D. Minett. (2009)
Australia: Pearson,.

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