COM236 Making it Happen: Event Management (8)


This subject develops students' ability to plan and stage an event, emphasising the strategic value of events and the importance of planning at every stage.

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Session 2
InternalBathurst Campus
DistanceBathurst Campus
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Communication and Creative Industries

Assumed Knowledge

COM116 or COM115 or ADV203 or ADV104

Enrolment restrictions

Admission to the Bachelor of Communication (with specialisation), Bachelor of Business Studies (as part of a minor sequence) and Bachelor of Media Communication courses. The subject is included in the Bachelor of Marketing Communications which is delivered by offshore partners.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to apply relevant theories of strategic event management to practice
  • be able to create a strategic plan for an event, including evaluation methods
  • be able to devise and implement message strategies for an event
  • be able to apply strategic project planning and management skills required for event planning


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Theories of strategic event management
  • Project management of events
  • Aligning events to public relations and organisational goals
  • Communication components of events
  • Technical and operational skills to stage an event
  • Reflection strategies


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.