This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to source and select venues or sites for events. It requires the ability to analyse event plans to determine venue or site requirements; develop selection specifications; and assess, choose and contract venues or sites.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


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: - consult with stakeholders to identify and document venue and site requirements for at least one event type listed in the knowledge evidence that has multiple operational components; - research and select appropriate venue or site for the above event using at least two of the following methods: calling for tenders; conducting desk research; inspecting venues or sites; using own events industry networks, and; - source and select venue or site for the above event within commercial time constraints and event deadlines.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - types of events; - operational and venue requirements for different types of events; - sources of information on event venues or sites; - key features of local event venues or sites and their capacity to service different types of events; - event staging products and services offered by event venues or sites and their suitability for different types of events; - risk and regulatory issues associated with different types of venues and sites, and methods of managing them; - social and environmental sustainability issues associated with different venues and sites; - operational structures within venues and sites, and; - formats for, inclusions, and uses: venue or site specifications for the staging of events and venue or site contracts.

Where to next?

As part of a course

This unit is studied as part of the following courses. Refer to the course page for information on how to apply for the course.

VU takes care to ensure the accuracy of this unit information, but reserves the right to change or withdraw courses offered at any time. Please check that unit information is current with the Student Contact Centre.