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NCEA Level 3 Event Management
Level 3
Number of Credits: 15-18

Course Outline: Event Management is a new course offered in 2021 to support students gaining Level 3 and working on the design of an event for the SMC or wider community in an area of interest. Students will complete Unit Standards (primarily) and each student will design an event to benefit the community, run this event in Term 3 and evaluate the success. Students will have the opportunity to be self-directed and work across multiple curricular areas where possible.

To meet the positive response of flexible time from seniors during the lockdown, and to create more of a future employment model, this course will be presented with a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning. One lesson per week, all students will attend the class for synchronous learning, two lessons will be used for individual or collaborative work and the fourth lesson for a remote learning connection from all students.

Skills developed in the course:

  • Effective communication, including listening and interviewing skills
  • Effective collection and collation of data for a specific purpose
  • Effective interpretation and presentation of information
  • Appreciation of others points of view, beliefs, perspectives and cultures
  • Event goal setting, planning and associated timelines
  • Problem-solving, literacy and report writing skills
  • Creativity and critical thinking skills
  • Individual and collaborative work
  • Effective self-management
  • Responsibility as a community citizen

Course Costs:  There will be a maximum of $200 if a student wishes to use an additional standard relevant to their project, not offered to the group.


This course will be internally assessed. Unit Standards will be central to the design of the course. This is not a UE course but the credits gained will contribute to Level 3 NCEA.

The course will be designed collaboratively based on student interest and may draw from the following standards:



AS 7126
Respond to oral complaints
2 Credits
AS 9681
Contribute within a team or group which has an objective
3 Credits
AS 9694
Demonstrate and apply knowledge of communication process theory
4 Credits
AS 9695
Examine problem-solving models and explain associated techniques
3 Credits
AS 9705
Give feedback on performance in the workplace
3 Credits
AS 11827
Demonstrate knowledge of, and prepare to participate in, organisational change
2 Credits
AS 30906
Plan and engage in an activity intended to benefit the community
6 Credits
US 1296
Interview in informal situations
3 Credits
US 30906
Plan and engage in an activity intended to benefit the community
6 Credits
US 1307
Speak to a known audience in a predictable situation
3 Credits
US 1304
Communicate with people from other cultures
2 Credits
Level 3 Event Management