Associations

One of CAUTHE’s key goals is to strengthen and broaden links with kindred associations, industry and government. CAUTHE has developed principles of collaboration to be applied in discussions with kindred associations and memoranda of understanding with ANZALS and SMAANZ.

  • Principles of engagement

    The following principles will be applied for CAUTHE’s engagement in discussions with kindred associations about collaboration: That CAUTHE encourages discussion with kindred organisations about collaboration, and views this as a natural evolution of member interests and an opportunity to add value to CAUTHE members. That CAUTHE maintains its integrity as the leading peak interest and […]

    The following principles will be applied for CAUTHE’s engagement in discussions with kindred associations about collaboration:

    1. That CAUTHE encourages discussion with kindred organisations about collaboration, and views this as a natural evolution of member interests and an opportunity to add value to CAUTHE members.
    2. That CAUTHE maintains its integrity as the leading peak interest and advocacy group in tourism and hospitality education in Australia and New Zealand.
    3. That CAUTHE, as a strong, dynamic and financially secure organisation, protects this position within any potential collaboration.
    4. That in all future collaboration with kindred associations, the objectives, mission and values of CAUTHE, as defined in its constitution and strategic plan, are given weight.
    5. That in its decision-making, CAUTHE ensures that any form of collaboration with kindred associations adds to its long-term viability.

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  • SMAANZ

    CAUTHE and SMAANZ are key organisations that work to promote research and scholarship in the areas of leisure and sport, tourism, hospitality and events within Australia and New Zealand. The Memorandum of Understanding aims to facilitate opportunities for collaboration, networking and cross-disciplinary engagement between the two organisations for mutual benefit. It is anticipated that greater […]

    CAUTHE and SMAANZ are key organisations that work to promote research and scholarship in the areas of leisure and sport, tourism, hospitality and events within Australia and New Zealand. The Memorandum of Understanding aims to facilitate opportunities for collaboration, networking and cross-disciplinary engagement between the two organisations for mutual benefit. It is anticipated that greater collaboration will strengthen research cultures, inform teaching and learning development and broaden potential links with industry across sectors identified.

    Both organisations agree to:

    • Provide a ‘member discount’ for conference registration for CAUTHE and SMAANZ conferences (if available)
    • Cross promote calls for papers, conferences, symposia, workshops, and seminars (including PhD/Early Career workshops) to each others’ members
    • Share knowledge about the effective management of their professional association (that is not subject to commercial restraints)

    Download Memorandum of Understanding

    This Memorandum of Understanding will be reviewed after two years, with the agreement of both parties. February 2015.

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  • ANZALS

    ANZALand CAUTHE are key organisations that work to promote research and scholarship in the areas of leisure and tourism within Australia and New Zealand. A Memorandum of Understanding exists between the two organisations to facilitate opportunities for collaboration, networking and cross-disciplinary engagement.

    CAUTHE and ANZALS are key organisations that work to promote research and scholarship in the areas of leisure and tourism within Australia and New Zealand. A Memorandum of Understanding exists between the two organisations to facilitate opportunities for collaboration, networking and cross-disciplinary engagement.

    The Memorandum of Understanding provides the following mutual benefits to members:

    • A discount for conference registration for ANZALS and CAUTHE conferences (if available):
    • Involvement in special interest research groups convened by either ANZALS or CAUTHE and attend seminars/functions
    • Cross promotion of website links for each organisation and distribution of calls for papers, conferences and symposia
    • Invitations to attend special workshops, seminars, and symposia organised by the other organisation (including PhD/Early and Mid-Career workshops)

    Download Memorandum of Understanding.

    This Memorandum of Understanding will be reviewed after two years, with the agreement of both parties. February 2015.

     

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  • Tourism Research Australia

    Tourism Research Knowledge Library Academics undertake a range of ‘cutting edge’ tourism-related research. However, as most of the outcomes from this research are published in academic journals, they are not easily accessed. TRA believes this valuable research should be available to a much wider audience, including industry and the broader community. The Tourism Research Australia […]

    Tourism Research Knowledge Library

    Academics undertake a range of ‘cutting edge’ tourism-related research. However, as most of the outcomes from this research are published in academic journals, they are not easily accessed. TRA believes this valuable research should be available to a much wider audience, including industry and the broader community.

    The Tourism Research Australia Knowledge Library contains resources and background documents, including the data dictionaries and questionnaires. We want to ensure your research reaches the broadest audience possible. To help us achieve this, please summarise the objectives, key findings and implications of your work in plain English. Download the Academic Research Summary template.

    The Knowledge Library provides an excellent opportunity for you to expand your research output whilst at the same time enhancing engagement with this important government agency. Please take advantage of this facility to help disseminate research to industry and government and protect the long-term viability of this great initiative.

    If you have any enquiries or require assistance with completing the template, please email Tourism Research Australia.

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  • Tourism, Hospitality and Events: Setting the Standard project

    Setting the standard: establishing threshold learning outcomes for tourism, hospitality and events higher education in Australia This project has produced a set of nationally agreed upon and clearly articulated Threshold Learning Outcomes (TLOs) or ‘academic standards’ for TH&E in higher education.  The project has sought to raise the legitimacy of TH&E as an area of […]

    Setting the standard: establishing threshold learning outcomes for tourism, hospitality and events higher education in Australia

    This project has produced a set of nationally agreed upon and clearly articulated Threshold Learning Outcomes (TLOs) or ‘academic standards’ for TH&E in higher education.  The project has sought to raise the legitimacy of TH&E as an area of study that is worthy of inclusion in HE in Australia, as evidenced by the acceptance of the TH&E TLOs by TEQSA.

    The project has developed a series of exemplar documents to help colleagues demonstrate to TEQSA that their curriculum, pedagogy and assessments produce graduates who meet these academic standards. It has fostered a shared understanding of the desired skills, knowledge and attributes of TH&E graduates, in the form of TLOs, for the academy, industry and community, both internationally and locally.

    The project team comprised CAUTHE colleagues:

    Paul A. Whitelaw (William Angliss Institute) – Project Leader
    Pierre Benckendorff (The University of Queensland)
    Michael Gross (University of South Australia)
    Judith Mair (The University of Queensland)
    Penny Jose (Victoria University) – Project Manager

    The project has engaged a community of over 900 members including academics from all 24 universities, 14 TAFES and 12 private colleges that offer hospitality, tourism and events higher education programs in Australia.  In addition four major representative industry groups and three government departments are project associates.

    If you would like to register to join the project community please contact the Project Leader Paul Whitelaw.  For further information visit Setting the Standard.

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  • ALTC Project

    Building a Stronger Future: Balancing Professional and Liberal Education in Ideals in Tourism and Hospitality Education

    For anyone interested in the state of tourism, hospitality and events education, in Australia we have just completed an ALTC funded national project. The project sought to clarify what constitutes a tourism or hospitality degree in Australia and exactly what such degrees should deliver. This issue has received considerable attention in a number of countries with significant debate over issues such as core knowledge requirements and accreditation.

    Building a Stronger Future: Balancing Professional and Liberal Education in Ideals in Tourism and Hospitality Education

    For anyone interested in the state of tourism, hospitality and events education, in Australia we have just completed an ALTC funded national project. The project sought to clarify what constitutes a tourism or hospitality degree in Australia and exactly what such degrees should deliver. This issue has received considerable attention in a number of countries with significant debate over issues such as core knowledge requirements and accreditation.

    While the project is Australian-focused, it is relevant to anyone interested in understanding more about the global context of tourism and hospitality education. The final project report, four issues papers and other information can be accessed at Building a Stronger Future.

    The project received strong endorsement from the Office for Learning and Teaching:

    “Congratulations on this landmark project, which makes an unmatched contribution to this ‘discipline’ area.  I have enjoyed reading the final report, the excellent evaluation report and the issues papers very much.  The documents give a clear and unblinking account of your ‘discipline’ and of the project’s exemplary operation.   I really liked the way you engaged such a huge group of institutions through the use of project champions.”

    Background

    The question of what constitutes a tourism and hospitality (T&H) degree has received considerable attention in a number of countries with significant debate over issues such as core knowledge requirements and accreditation.

    In Australia, despite having a range of well-established and internationally recognised degrees for over 20 years, there has been little debate or clarity over what constitutes a tourism or hospitality degree, or exactly what such degrees should deliver. The aim of this project is to map the T&H education curricula including core knowledge requirements and the pathways that students can take within the curricula space (e.g. from professional/vocational education to liberal education) in order to clarify what constitutes T&H education in the higher education environment. It necessarily includes consideration of relationships with leisure, events and convention management, sports, social science, environment and other related areas of study.

    The project is underpinned by a commitment to establishing collaborative dialogue between industry, higher education and the academic community about the future of tourism and hospitality education and practice. It also responds to a raft of policy developments that are having transcendental impacts on international and Australian higher education environments. The project is founded on respect for the diversity of tourism and hospitality degree offerings and the independence and autonomy of higher education institutions, and responds to the growing need for a collective vision for T&H higher education.

    Project Outcomes

    Mapping the Tourism and Hospitality curricula space to:

    • Inform strategic decision-making about T&H education
    • Inform curriculum content, graduate skills and knowledge requirements of graduates from within these various pathways
    • Provide information for the growing diversity of the student body by informing students about the T&H curriculum that can be used to assist in decision-making about a range of issues including pathways, work integrated learning (WIL) and employer expectations
    • Inform discussions about T&H accreditation.

    Approach

    The two-year project involved four key overlapping and interconnected tasks:

    1. Establish a collaboration framework: This collaborative consultative framework adopted a networked approach to data collection and information dissemination. The project team established a network of project ‘champions’ at each university that offers a T&H degree program. The role of the champions was to assist in data collection via an established survey methodology. Opportunities for research papers derived from this data are available for the champions.
    2. Literature review and desktop analysis: A literature review of current factors affecting higher education and their impact on T&H education was undertaken. An analysis of overseas trends and directions was undertaken and information about current T&H degree offerings was collected and analysed.
    3. Data collection: The project involved the use of surveys of industry stakeholders, T&H educators and students. Interviews were conducted with university managers.
    4. Information dissemination and guidance: Discussion papers and preliminary results were released throughout the course of the project and opportunities to disseminate and generate discussion and feedback were sought in conferences, industry forums and via the ALTC and CAUTHE websites.

    The Project Team comprised a range of researchers in four universities across Australia, and was supported by an international Reference Group who provided assistance and direction to the project. A group of Project Champions was enlisted to help with collaboration and consultation.

    About the Project Team

    The project brought together a number of senior and influential people across Australia from a range of vocational and liberal education tourism and hospitality education programs to collaboratively address these issues.

    The members of the project team were:

    • Associate Professor Dianne Dredge, Southern Cross University
    • Dr Pierre Benckendorff, University of Queensland
    • Ms Michele Day, Southern Cross University
    • Dr Michael J. Gross, University of South Australia
    • Ms Maree Walo, Southern Cross University
    • Mr Paul Weeks, Sydney Hotel School/Southern Cross University
    • Dr Paul A. Whitelaw, Victoria University

    About the Reference Group

    A reference group was comprised of members with considerable experience in T&H education and knowledge of the changes taking place in the higher education environment. The role of the reference group was to provide critical feedback at various points in the project’s development.

    The members of the project’s Reference Group were:

    • Associate Professor Perry Hobson, THE-ICE/Southern Cross University
    • Professor Bob McKercher, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    • Mr Euan Robertson, Tourism and Transport Forum
    • Professor Pauline Sheldon, University of Hawaii
    • Professor Janet Taylor, Southern Cross University
    • Professor John Tribe, University of Surrey

    External Evaluator

    • Professor David Airey University of Surrey evaluated the project.

    Want to find out more?

    For further information please contact:

    • Professor Dianne Dredge

      Department of Culture and Global Studies

      Aalborg University

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  • Kindred Associations

    Kindred Associations give tourism, travel and hospitality professional associations the opportunity to present ideas on how their organisations might work more closely together in cooperative and collaborative education and research.

    Kindred Associations give tourism, travel and hospitality professional associations the opportunity to present ideas on how their organisations might work more closely together in cooperative and collaborative education and research.

    Time was allocated in the 2006 CAUTHE conference in Melbourne for the ‘Kindred Associations’ session. This session gave tourism, travel and hospitality professional associations the opportunity to present ideas on how these organisations might work more closely together in cooperative and collaborative education and research.

    Organisations that were represented were Council of Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE), Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), Council for Hospitality Management Education (CHME), Association for Tourism in Higher Education (ATHE), Asia Pacific Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (APacCHRIE), International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators (ISSTE), International Association of Scientific Experts in Tourism (AIEST), Asia-Pacific Education and Training Institutes in Tourism (APETIT).

    Presentations were made by:

    • Dr Stephen Ball, Sheffield Hallam University (CHME Chair)
    • Associate Professor Manat Chaisawat, Prince of Songkla University (representing APacCHRIE)
    • Ms Jenny Davies, University of South Australia (CAUTHE Chair)
    • Mr Chris Flynn, Pacific Asia Travel Association (representing PATA)
    • Associate Professor Gayle Jennings, Griffith University (on behalf of ISTTE)
    • Professor Christian Laesser, University of St. Gallen (representing AIEST)
    • Mr Michael Pearlman, Victoria University (representing APETIT)
    • Professor John Tribe, University of Surrey (ATHE Chair)

    Those who presented agreed that continued contact and dialogue would be valuable. If their associations agreed they would:

    • Put links to the Kindred Association websites on their homepage
    • Publicise Kindred Association conferences via their websites
    • Make a formal time available at their conferences for a ‘Kindred Association’ meeting
    • Continue to communicate via email addresses

    This session was successful in advancing the collaboration and cooperation of professional associations in tourism and hospitality. Thanks go to Paul Whitelaw and Brian King for organising a most successful conference and for bringing the meeting together. Professor Brian King from Victoria University chaired the session.

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  • Other Key Links

    The following Australian and New Zealand tourism organisations have an active interest in tourism research and education.

    The following Australian and New Zealand tourism organisations have an active interest in tourism research and education.

    Australian Bureau of Statistics
    Australia’s official statistical organisation

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    Australia.com
    Australia’s official travel website.

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    CRC for Sustainable Tourism
    Find out about an enormous range of research on sustainable tourism, including detailed reports and an online bookshop.

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    Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education
    A federal government department that develops, implements and administers the Federal Government’s tourism policy and programs.

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    Northern Territory Tourist Commission
    The state tourism organisation for the Northern Territory.

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    Pacific Asia Travel Association
    A not-for-profit travel trade association serving government tourist offices, airlines, hotels and other travel-related companies throughout the Pacific Asia region.

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    South Australian Tourism Commission
    The state tourism organisation for South Australia.

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    Tourism Canberra
    The tourism organisation for the Australian Australian Capital Territory.

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    Tourism New South Wales
    The state tourism organisation for New South Wales.

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    Tourism New Zealand
    Tourism New Zealand is the organisation responsible for marketing New Zealand to the world as a tourist destination, using the 100% Pure New Zealand marketing campaign.

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    Tourism Queensland
    The state tourism organisation for Queensland.

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    Tourism Research Australia
    Tourism Research Australia is a business unit of Tourism Australia providing superior research information that supports improved decision making, marketing and tourism industry performance for the Australian community.

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    Traveljargon.org

    Traveljargon.org is the industry’s first fully-interactive jargon buster developed for everyone in the travel business including industry newbie’s, students, corporates, procurement professionals, suppliers & intermediaries as well as the jargon junkies. The site is an A – Z of nearly 11,000 terms, acronyms, and expressions for business and leisure travel including, air, associations, business travel management, car hire, catering, conference and meetings, cruising, currency, event management, hotels, rail travel and tourism.  New categories are constantly being added and recent additions also allow users to search for capital cities and flags of the world.

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