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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

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    Operations management overview

Topic 2    Crowd management

Topic 3    Site layout

Topic 4    Site construction and hazard management

Topic 5    Site management

Topic 6    Front of house & auditorium operations

Topic 7    Emergency management procedures

Topic 8    Staff, volunteers, performers and contractors

Topic 9    Stage management

Topic 10  Resources acquisition

Topic 11  Production scheduling

Topic 12  Security

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Examine management operational processes used to conduct conventions, exhibitions, festivals and special events
2 Critically analyse real world examples of event management operations

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

  1. Examine management operational processes used to conduct conventions, exhibitions, festivals and special events
    • GA4:
  2. Critically analyse real world examples of event management operations
    • GA1:
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • Wynn-Moylan, P, 2018, Risk and Hazard Management, 1st edn, Routledge, Abingdon U.K.. ISBN: 978-1-138-67839-2 (pbk) 978-1-315-55897-4 (ebk).
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.