Unit description

A practical, professional workshop in the process of interpreting, organising and delivering recreation programmes and services. Concentrates on programme planning, leadership and evaluation.

Unit content

  • Elements of conceptualising and planning programmes and events
  • The special characteristics of major or special events
  • The impacts of special events
  • The coordination and administration of special events Risk management in relation to facilities, programmes and special events
  • The evaluation process in relation to programmes and special events
  • The venue, logistics and marketing in relation to programmes and special events

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

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Workshop on-site 3 hours (12 weeks)
Field work As required (As required)
Project report70%
Exam: closed book30%

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 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
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