This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to analyse event staging requirements and organise and monitor different staging services and products. It requires the ability to use advanced planning, organisation and communication skills combined with detailed knowledge of the event management process and broad understanding of specialist component services.

Unit details

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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: - consult with stakeholders to develop staging requirements for at least one type of event listed in the knowledge evidence with multiple operational components; - source and select contractors for the above event to provide staging components that meet stakeholder and event requirements, and; - monitor and evaluate event staging components for the above event by: ensuring work is completed against event requirements and schedules; confirming staging requirements are delivered as required; obtaining feedback from stakeholders on contractor performance.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - types of events; - roles and responsibilities of organisations involved in event staging; - suppliers of staging products and services; - sources of information on staging services and products; - product and service terminology, features and options, current technology and risk considerations in these key areas of staging: catering; displays, stands and signage; exhibitor services; security, and; talent; technical equipment and services: audiovisual; lighting; sets; sound; stage design; rigging; special effects; venue or site requirements; venue layout and styling; - regulatory considerations for organising event staging; - factors affecting staging specifications, and; - requirements for contractor briefing and specification documents.

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