This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to access and interpret current and emerging information on the events industry to enhance the quality of event coordination. This includes industry structure, technology, laws and ethical issues specifically relevant to event coordination.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - source and document current and emerging industry information on the events industry using at least three information sources listed in the knowledge evidence, and; - identify ways to integrate current events industry information into daily work activities to enhance the quality of work performance.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - sources of information on the events industry; - event types and staging elements; - event products and services; - structure of the events industry; - information of relevance to the events industry; - general nature of allied and cross-over industries; - basic aspects of the stages of event management, from concept development through to execution; - basic aspects of Australian events industry quality assurance processes; - basic aspects of managing environmental and social sustainability when operating events; - roles and responsibilities for environmental and social sustainability in: event organisations; event management companies; event venues and sites; - basic aspects of state, territory, commonwealth and local government laws specifically relevant to the events industry, and actions that must be adhered to by organisations staging events; - basic aspects of equal employment opportunity (EEO) law; - current and emerging technology used by event organisations, and; - ethical practices for: confidentiality of customer information; declaration of commissions, fees and other charges; gifts and services provided free of charge; tips; overbooking; product recommendations; professional behaviour when participating in site inspections and industry events.

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