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2020 unit offering information will be available in September 2019

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

Topic 1 - Production Design Process

Topic 2 - Management Software

Topic 3 - Venue and Room Layout

Topic 4 - Services – Food & Beverage, Transport

Topic 5 - Exhibition Management

Topic 6 - Procurement of Resources, Venue & Sub-Contractors

Topic 7 - Schedules

Topic 8 - Staffing

Topic 9 - Budgeting

Topic 10 - Registration

Topic 11 - Marketing to Attendees

Topic 12 - 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

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Create a Project Proposal for a hypothetical event 30%
Create a set of production plans consisting of schedules, lists, budget and running sheets based on the Proposal40%
Complete a Resource Appraisal for the Proposal 30%

Melbourne - The Hotel School

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Create a Project Proposal for a hypothetical event 30%
Create a set of production plans consisting of schedules, lists, budget and running sheets based on the Proposal40%
Complete a Resource Appraisal for the Proposal 30%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Create a Project Proposal for a hypothetical event 30%
Create a set of production plans consisting of schedules, lists, budget and running sheets based on the Proposal40%
Complete a Resource Appraisal for the Proposal 30%

Sydney - The Hotel School

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Create a Project Proposal for a hypothetical event 30%
Create a set of production plans consisting of schedules, lists, budget and running sheets based on the Proposal40%
Complete a Resource Appraisal for the Proposal 30%
Notice

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Fee information

Domestic

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