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Unit description

Introduces students to the technical and creative processes of event operations. A problem based learning approach is used to teach students how to assess an event operations plan.

Unit content

Topic 1: Exploring the process and practicalities of staging events

Topic 2: Logistical and risk issues faced by event managers

Topic 3: Business ethics and social responsibility in events

Topic 4: The role of technology in event operations and marketing

Topic 5: Volunteer and community management

Topic 6: Resource supply and budgets in event 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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1identify the processes involved in staging and managing eventsKnowledge of a discipline
2analyse the logistical issues in managing different event types and audiencesCultural competence
3integrate theories of business ethics and corporate social responsibility into event operations.Ethical practice

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify the processes involved in staging and managing events
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. analyse the logistical issues in managing different event types and audiences
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. integrate theories of business ethics and corporate social responsibility into event operations.
    • GA3: Ethical practice

Prescribed texts

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

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Key concept quiz20%
Event operations case study30%
Event operations critical analysis50%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Key concept quiz20%
Event operations case study30%
Event operations critical analysis50%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Key concept quiz20%
Event operations case study30%
Event operations critical analysis50%

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Key concept quiz20%
Event operations case study30%
Event operations critical analysis50%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Structured online learning 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Key concept quiz20%
Event operations case study30%
Event operations critical analysis50%

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Key concept quiz20%
Event operations case study30%
Event operations critical analysis50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

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