Facility and Venue Management

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Facility and Venue Management

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Event Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Course Description
    As many organisations, both public and private, invest resources in leisure facilities and the provision of special events, it is essential that the managers of such facilities and events are cognisant of particular features, management issues, current practices and trends. This course, through the analysis and application of specific management strategies and skills, both strategic and operational, and through close involvement with selected leisure organisations and their staff, aims to provide knowledge and skills of facility and event management.
    Course Introduction
    This course is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to efficiently and effectively manage a wide range of facilities and venues that seek to host events in a highly competitive market. This is a core course within the Event Management Major. It extends students' understanding of the breadth of the 'Events Industry' and provides clear links to the key elements of the event planning and management process (i.e., event concept development, project planning, event operations, logistics, risk management and impact assessment).
    Course Aims
    Facilities and venues provide the physical setting for any event. As such they offer a range of tangible amenities and intangible qualities that can make the event experience both successful and unique. However, the last decade has seen a rapid expansion in the supply of facilities and venues, nationally and internationally, competing to attract and host events. At the same time, stakeholder needs and expectations have become more complex and sophisticated. The aims of this course therefore are to facilitate students' understanding of the role of the facility or venue in the overall event experience and through the various class activities and assessment tasks, help them develop the skills, insight and confidence to successfully manage an event venue.
    Learning Outcomes
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    1 Demonstrate the skills, creativity and innovation needed to bid for and secure events for the ongoing viability of facilities and venues.
    2 Define the processes and operations necessary to manage facilities and venues and the skills needed to solve management problems in this environment.
    3 Outline, explain and evaluate operational plans for the successful delivery of events held in facilities and venues.
    4 Explain the role of professionalism, ethics and corporate social responsibility in the management of facilities and venues and the delivery of events.

    Assessment Task

    Weighting/Marked out of

    Assignment - Practice-based Assignment
    Facility & Venue Trouble Shooting E-Manual


    Exam - selected and constructed responses
    Week 10 'In Lecture' Exam


    Assignment - Planning Document
    Facility/Venue Proposal for Staging an Event


Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.