This unit (VHH2005) will provide students with an understanding of business law concepts and principles, and how these apply to operations and risk management within a hotel and hospitality context. Students will learn the basic principles of contract law, and gain a familiarity with case law, compliance and regulatory requirements as they relate to the hotel and hospitality sector.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Question and discuss business law scenarios, particularly as they relate to hotel and hospitality sector stakeholders' legal rights and responsibilities;  
  2. Analyse and interpret contract law as it relates to the hotel and hospitality sectors;  
  3. Analyse and interpret relevant statutes, case law, regulations and compliance issues to support decision making;  
  4. Identify and interpret legal risks for hotel and hospitality businesses and apply a basic risk management approach to these; and  
  5. Articulate basic legal and contract information to others.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Test Weekly online tests 20%
Assignment Legal writing task 20%
Project Industry project 30%
Examination Final examination 30%

Required reading

Tourism and Hospitality Law in Australia,
Hanna, J., Kairouz, L., 2018,
Lawbook Co, Australia.

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