The renowned Australian Centre for Event Management(ACEM) has announced additional Event Management short courses and specialist industry workshops for young professionals and experienced industry players who want to improve their qualifications by investing now in training.
Four day courses are coming up in July and September in Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth and one day workshops for industry professionals are being staged in Sydney during July.
“The event industry in Australia is growing rapidly and increasingly demands professional staff with recognised skills and qualifications, who also have a knowledge of creative, operational, production, legal and safety issues,” said Dr Robert Harris, ACEM Director.
Tuesday 26 July:
Event Safety, Risk Management and OH&S Liabilities – Fulfilling Your Duty of Care: Convenor: Andrew Tatrai, Director, ACES Assure Avert
This workshop is designed to raise awareness of current safety systems and effective policies for safer events, in addition to procedures of risk management. From developing an event specific risk management plan and establishing processes to identify risks before they occur, to implementing safety and environmental management systems within your events team, this course will help you towards fulfilling your duty of care for any festival, public event, exhibition, concert or conference.
Andrew has over 25 years of experience in event operational management and service supply, including for high risk events.
Wednesday 27 July:
Carbon and Beyond – The Business Case & Practices for Sustainable Events
Convenor: Rob Cawthorne, Managing Director, The Carbon Reduction Institute
This workshop will assist you understand the carbon emissions events and organisations are causing, and how that will impact business in the future. Learn strategies on reducing your impact on our climate that will translate also into cost savings, and tap into the growing demand for highly promotable sustainable events.
Rob is the Managing Director of the Carbon Reduction Institute (CRI) which has pioneered a methodology that allows for effective measurement of emissions relating to events, and have audited and certified high profile events such as City of Sydney New Years Eve and the Carbon Reduction and Trading Expo.
Rob consults to Convention Centres nationally on carbon impacts and reductions.
Thursday 28 July:
The Creative Edge: Public Events and Festivals Master Class
Convenor: Gillian Minervini, Creative Director/Producer for the City of Sydney
This workshop will focus on creative content – how to come up with ideas, theming, design and entertainment – to enliven your event and make it stand out from the rest. Gill will present real life case studies of how creativity has enhanced her events and guide participants through a creative process, where participants will come up with their own creative vision for a new event.
Gill has many years of hands on experience creating large and small scale events for diverse audiences. She is currently the Creative Director/Producer for the City of Sydney and has worked on a range of events from Mardi Gras to the Olympics.
The cost of each workshop is $545 (GST free) including all materials, meals and 1 day tuition plus a certificate. Further details regarding the course and the registration form are available at www.acem.uts.edu.au or contact Wendy Symonds 02 9514 5156