Not currently available in 2020

Unit description

Examines and evaluates the nature of organised special events and their impacts on tourism and host communities. It will evaluate complex event governance and operational considerations, and the strategies necessary to ensure sustainable events.

Unit content

Topic 1: Definitions, categories and attributes of special events

Topic 2: Economic and political exploitation of events 

Topic 3: Social, cultural and environmental impacts

Topic 4: Event governance, organisational structures, and stakeholders

Topic 5: Grants and governmental support 

Topic 6: Sponsorship, evaluation, and Return on Investment (ROI)

Topic 7: Production planning 

Topic 8: Hazard and emergency management

Topic 9: Operations management

Topic 10: Event promotion and media relations

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


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

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Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
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