Unit aim

Enables students to apply event project planning and management techniques to conventions and events. In particular, students will be introduced to various aspects of the event management processes including: undertaking feasibility studies, programming, logistics scheduling and resource allocation, work breakdown structures and Gantt charting, cost estimation techniques, and budgeting.

Unit content

Topic1                  Production planning processes

Topic 2                 The Design Brief

Topic 3                 Programming design feasibility

Topic 4                 Site and facilities assessment

Topic 5                 Hazard evaluation

Topic 6                 Resource assessment and procurement

Topic 7                 Staff, contractors and volunteers

Topic 8                 Budgeting

Topic 9                 Logistics scheduling

Topic 10               Production Plans 

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

  • Required textbook: Van Der Wagen, L & White, L, 2010, Events Management for Tourism, Cultural, Business and Sporting Events, 4th edn, Pearson, Frenches 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)
Assessment
(a) Create a Design Brief for a hypothetical event (b) Apply feasibility screening to the Brief (c) Present Brief by Powerpoint either live or recorded50%
Create a set of production plans consisting of maps, charts, schedules, list and diagrams based on the Brief presented in Assignment one50%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
(a) Create a Design Brief for a hypothetical event (b) Apply feasibility screening to the Brief (c) Present Brief by Powerpoint either live or recorded50%
Create a set of production plans consisting of maps, charts, schedules, list and diagrams based on the Brief presented in Assignment one50%

Singapore - MDIS

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 3 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
(a) Create a Design Brief for a hypothetical event (b) Apply feasibility screening to the Brief (c) Present Brief by Powerpoint either live or recorded50%
Create a set of production plans consisting of maps, charts, schedules, list and diagrams based on the Brief presented in Assignment one50%
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