Insights from an evaluation of a workplace-based course in business for tourism and hospitality students in Australia
Hayden, M, Dowell, R & Saenger, H 2001, 'Insights from an evaluation of a workplace-based course in business for tourism and hospitality students in Australia', Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 1-11.
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Workplace-based courses are becoming increasingly common in Australian higher education. These courses are generally delivered at a distance, whether by print or on-line, and are distinguished by their focus specifically upon the workplace-based learning needs of the students. They also usually involve a partnership between an employer and a university. An evaluation of one such course, a Diploma of Business Management program undertaken by employees of the Ansett Australia airline, provides an insight to elements of success in these courses. The evaluation also presents an example of how workplace-based courses can be comprehensively appraised