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Unit description

Develops the knowledge and skills required to plan successful events. Students will follow a project-based learning approach, using best practice event planning criteria.

Unit content

Topic 1: Who needs business, sports, cultural and special events anyway?

Topic 2: Exploring different events and their importance to tourism industries

Topic 3: Who is involved in event planning? (stakeholder theory)

Topic 4: Inside the planning of the world’s best events (budgets, strategy, design)

Topic 5: Exploring the differences between audiences and participants

Topic 6: How did we do? Event evaluation and research

 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1describe the unique qualities of events and their audiencesKnowledge of a discipline
2examine the range of organisations and stakeholders involved in event planningCommunication and social skills
3appraise the planning and evaluation strategies of successful events.Communication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe the unique qualities of events and their audiences
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. examine the range of organisations and stakeholders involved in event planning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. appraise the planning and evaluation strategies of successful events.
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (Weekly x 12)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (Weekly x 12)
Assessment
Key concept quiz20%
New event concept plan30%
Event proposal presentation50%

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (Weekly X 12)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (Weekly X 12)
Assessment
Key concept quiz20%
New event concept plan30%
Event proposal presentation50%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (Weekly x 12)
Structured online learning 2 hours (Weekly x 12 )
Assessment
Key concept quiz20%
New event concept plan30%
Event proposal presentation50%

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (Weekly x 12)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (Weekly X 12)
Assessment
Key concept quiz20%
New event concept plan30%
Event proposal presentation50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

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