Unit description

Explores the technical and creative processes of programming and production operations commonly used in convention, exhibition and event management in order to provide students with the ability to apply the technical processes of production operations - programming, theming, logistics planning and staging - used in Convention, Exhibition and Special Event management. The unit investigates effective means of evaluating options and making the selections required to successfully manage a range of diverse events in a variety of contexts. In this unit there will be tasks that involve the development of skills to enable the student to apply creative and innovative programming processes, evaluate complex project requirements, and create complex production planning documents.

Unit content

This unit contains 10 topics:

  • Event design, conceptualising and feasibility
  • Theme, experiences and impression
  • Programming and the Design Brief
  • Site, venue and facilities
  • The Production Brief
  • Production planning
  • Human resources and organisational structures
  • Hazard management and event safety
  • Audience management
  • Staging operations

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 2

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

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (11 weekly)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (11 weekly)
Project proposal30%
Production Plans40%
Exam: closed book30%


Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (11 weekly)
Exam: closed book30%
Design Brief30%
Production Plan40%

Singapore - MDIS

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (11 weekly)
Tutorial on-site 1 hour (11 weekly)
Project proposal30%
Production Plans40%
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


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