RECN 213

Event Planning

Course overview

You’ll be introduced to the principles and practices of organising and planning events, particularly at a local community level.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
  • a minimum of 75 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • a minimum of 75 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • any level 100 course
  • any level 200 course
  • any level 300 course


  • restriction Recreation, Event and Programme Planning, RECN-212

Available semesters Semester 1 2023
Credits 15
Domestic fees $815.00

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Discuss the relevance of underlying theory to the planning and organisation of community-based events.
  2. Be able to describe and deploy a range of project-based planning tools and techniques.
  3. Plan, prepare, run, and review a community-based event.
  4. Demonstrate their competence in a range of professional areas, including communication, leadership, and teamwork.
  5. Show creative thinking and critical reflection while assisting in the planning and implementation of events as an individual or a group member.
  6. Implement, manage, and utilise the components of an event plan.
  7. Utilise IT as a tool for event design, planning, monitoring, and evaluation.
  8. Work individually and collectively as part of a team.
  9. Utilise their time management skills to plan and organise an event.
  10. Show an understanding of the role of the event manager in regards to and an understanding of the methods associated with the management of risk, resource allocation, communication, co-ordination, equipment, evaluation, and marketing.

Course examiners

Catherine Elliot

Dr Catherine Elliot

Senior Lecturer

Department of Tourism, Sport and Society

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