Unit description

Explores the technical and creative processes of 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: on-site management, hazard management, and staging. 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 and apply complex production planning documents.

Unit content

Topic 1    Site Operations Management Overview
Topic 2    Hazard Evaluation & Management
Topic 3    Site Construction & Control
Topic 4    Understanding Crowd Behaviour
Topic 5    Crowd Control Processes
Topic 6    Front of House & Auditorium Operations
Topic 7    Production facilities & Services Management
Topic 8    Stage management
Topic 9    Working With Performers & VIPs
Topic 10  Emergency Services Management
Topic 11  Post Event Reporting

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

  • Lynn van der Wagen and Lauren White, 2010, Events Management, Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest NSW. ISBN: 978144253889.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Create a Check List MatrixSR
Case study50%
Exam: closed book50%


Teaching method
Structured online learning 1 hour (12 weeks)
Create a Check List MatrixSR
Case study50%
Exam: closed book50%

Singapore - MDIS

Teaching method
Workshop on-site
Create a Check List MatrixSR
Case study50%
Exam: closed book50%

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