Unit description

Examines safety compliance at event facilities and venues and how a public event enterprise is designed and operated, and the policies and procedures managers use in operations to maintain facilities to a pre-determined standard of safety. Provides students with the ability to analytically apply the processes of Hazard Management used in Convention, Exhibition and Special Event management. This is achieved by critical analysis and synthesis of recent academic research and innovative industry best practice applied to case study of an event presenting venue.

Unit content

This unit contains 11 topics: hazard recognition workplace environmental hazards, hazardous equipment and substances ergonomics and safe design psychosocial hazards hazard control processes audience management and crowd control site and venue traffic management OH&S management systems incident reporting procedures emergency protocols.

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

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Structured online learning 2 hours (1,3,5,7,9,11)
Case study50%
Exam: closed book50%

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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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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