Course Title: Manage on-site event operations

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6150 Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production)

Course Title: Manage on-site event operations

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 60

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term1 2017,
Term1 2018


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context


Term1 2020,
Term2 2021

Course Contact: John Phillips

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4913

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage on-site operational activities for the staging of events. It requires the ability to finalise operational plans, oversee event set-up, execution and break-down, and evaluate the operational success of events.

It applies to event coordinators and managers as well as venue duty, front of house and operations managers who operate independently, and are responsible for operational decisions. They may work in event management companies, in event venues, or in organisations that organise their own events.

You will be staging a live music event at a local public music venue, carrying out all technical, organisational and marketing duties for the event.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

SITXEVT505 Manage on-site event operations


1. Finalise event preparations.

2. Oversee event set up.

3. Monitor event operation.

4. Oversee event break down.

5. Evaluate operational success of event.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to :

Evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit in the context of the job role, and:

Manage on-site event operations for at least one event type listed in the knowledge evidence with multiple operational components, overseeing event:

  • Set-up
  • Operation
  • Break-down
  • Develop comprehensive plans, procedures and operational documentation for staging at above event
  • Conduct event briefings prior to and following the above event
  • Liaise and consult with contractors and other relevant personnel during event finalisation, operation and break-down to ensure service agreements are met and potential risks are mitigated
  • Manage on-site event operations in live time where commercially realistic time pressures and constraints play a key factor.

 To complete this assessment you will be staging a live music event at a public music venue.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course will involve demonstration of practical tasks and testing of your knowledge.

Practical tasks will focus on live sound productions, utilising a range of sound reinforcement equipment, and include studio based post production of live recordings.