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Unit description

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.

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
1Apply production planning processes in the development of an Event Design BriefKnowledge of a discipline
2Justify the different functions of production management when applied to the design of an eventKnowledge of a discipline
3Demonstrate critical decision making in the selection of resources for the production of an eventIntellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
4Develop an event production plan Intellectual rigourCreativity

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

  1. Apply production planning processes in the development of an Event Design Brief
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. Justify the different functions of production management when applied to the design of an event
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. Demonstrate critical decision making in the selection of resources for the production of an event
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. Develop an event production plan
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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