Course Title: Plan and manage conferences

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5375 Diploma of Business Administration

Course Title: Plan and manage conferences

Portfolio: BUS Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 30

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM7933C

City Campus

TAFE

650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term2 2017

Course Contact: Sylvia Baroutis

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5469

Course Contact Email: sylvia.baroutis@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, promote and coordinate conferences, ensuring follow-up procedures are incorporated.


It applies to individuals employed in a range of work environments who are required to plan and manage conferences. They may work as senior administrative staff, or may be other individuals who have been delegated responsibility for planning and managing a conference.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBADM503 Plan and manage conferences

Elements:

1 Plan conference

2 Promote conference

3 Organise conference

4 Coordinate conference proceedings

5 Follow up conference proceedings


Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

In order to achieve competency in this unit, you must provide:

Performance Evidence
Evidence of the ability to:
 prepare and investigate conference requirements
 promote the conference using public relations strategies according to predetermined budgets and deadlines
 coordinate conference proceedings including addressing any problems as they arise
 fulfil all post-conference requirements according to organisational requirements.
Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.


Knowledge Evidence
To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:
 summarise relevant organisational policies and procedures for planning and managing conferences
 outline tools that could be used in managing conferences
 explain budgeting strategies used for projects
 identify techniques for conference planning including setting milestones.

Assessment Conditions
Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the general administration field of work and include access to:
 office equipment
 reference material related to conference venues, transport, accommodation and catering
 necessary conference documentation
 relevant contact persons, including speakers, clients and management.
Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.

Feedback
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions.  You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed. Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course.