Courses & Units

Managing Events ZAA236

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


Event management is a dynamic environment that encompasses a wide range of time sensitive duties and extensive planning to ensure that the event achieves its desired outcomes. Events require thorough planning that may incorporate concepts of innovative practice.

In this subject you will develop key knowledge and skills needed to manage successful events. These skills include topics such as marketing, sponsorship, budgeting, occupational health & safety, identifying venues and equipment needs, human resource management, risk management, project management, volunteer engagement and stakeholder engagement. You will engage in relevant contexts that will provide you with insight into event planning, management and delivery, either in a real or simulated environment.


Unit name Managing Events
Unit code ZAA236
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Applied Business

Cecilia Lawler

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Term 1 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Term 1 On-Campus Domestic
Cradle Coast Term 1 On-Campus Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Term 1 3/2/2020 24/2/2020 11/3/2020 9/4/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify, analyse and evaluate the concepts and functions associated with planning, delivering and evaluating an event
  2. Evaluate and communicate key concepts and industry standards in the design and development of an event plan
  3. Engage in the delivery of a real or simulated event from the perspective of an identified role
  4. Apply discipline-based skills and knowledge in dynamic practice situations
  5. Analyse and communicate core concepts related to discipline knowledge and practice
  6. Analyse and evaluate applications of innovative and/or entrepreneurial practice
  7. Develop and communicate understandings related to graduate attributes and transferable skills as adaptive practitioners



Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 092199

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

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Teaching Pattern

Blended mode: Online content, full-day workshop (x2), weekly tutorials


AT1: On-line Discussion Board supported by summary review of each of the discussions for DB forums  (20%)

At2: Event Plan and Event Management Role (40%)

At3: Case Study (40%)

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