Unit description

Provides the theoretical and technical skills to apply the principles and concepts of special events planning. Examines the nature and characteristics of events, their positive and negative impacts on the economic, environmental, socio-cultural and political environments and associated implications pertaining to the sustainable planning and management of events in the global and local marketplace.

Unit content

Topic 1: Event definitions and categories

Topic 2: Impacts: economic and political

Topic 3: Impacts: socio-cultural and environmental

Topic 4: Evaluating events

Topic 5: Administrative and organisational structures

Topic 6: Financial management

Topic 7: Sponsorship

Topic 8: Grants

Topic 9: Audiences

Topic 10: Program conceptualisation

Topic 11: Site and venue selection

Topic 12: Promotion and marketing

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

  • Allen, O'Toole, Harris & McDonnell, 2011, Festival and Special Event Management, 5th edn, Wiley, Milton, Queensland. ISBN: 9871742164618.

Session 3

  • Allen, O'Toole, Harris & McDonnell, 2011, Festival and Special Event Management, 5th edn, Wiley, Milton, Queensland. ISBN: 9871742164618.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Essay30%
Case study proposal30%
Case study report - mixed media40%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Essay30%
Case study proposal30%
Case study report - mixed media40%

Melbourne - The Hotel School

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Essay30%
Case study proposal30%
Case study report - mixed media40%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Essay30%
Case study proposal30%
Case study report - mixed media40%

Sydney - The Hotel School

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Essay30%
Case study proposal30%
Case study report - mixed media40%
Notice

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

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