This unit (VHH1004) provides students with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the research, planning and operational requirements of running successful on-site events within the hospitality and hotel sectors. Working individually and in teams, students will gain real world experience in event operations, culminating in the planning and operational management of an in-house event at VenU, VU's fully equipped training restaurant.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate the ability to source, interpret and use information about the events industry;  
  2. Develop an operational plan for an in-house event or function, demonstrating the ability to transmit information to others in a clear and professional manner;  
  3. Demonstrate the technical skills required to work collaboratively in a team to manage the operations of a real in-house, on-site event;  
  4. Develop and implement a risk management plan for an in-house, on-site event, demonstrating an understanding of industry standard risk-mitigation strategies; and  
  5. Evaluate event processes and operations, including the creation of a set of recommendations to improve future event management practices.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Event proposal 10%
Assignment Event operational plan 30%
Project Industry project – event delivery 50%
Journal Event evaluation 10%

Required reading

Planning and management of Meetings, Expositions, Events, and Conventions,
Fenich, G, 2014,
Pearson Higher Ed, USA

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