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Bills Walk for Brain Cancer 2019

On Sunday the 10th of November the Diploma of Event Management students ran the annual fundraiser for the Bill Tingate Brain Cancer Foundation; “Bill’s Walk for Brain Cancer 2019.”

The Elevated Events team consisted of Marina (Administrator), Tayla (Marketing and Styling), Leanne (Food and Beverage), Laetitia (Protocols and Registrations) and Billie (Sponsorship).  The team approached the day with the goal to increase the amount of event participants and funds raised, compared to last year. They worked hard to gain sponsorship for as many services and products as possible to keep costs at a minimum, resulting in higher funds raised to go towards the Foundation.

On the day, there were 142 attendees which was fantastic, as numbers were significantly up  from previous years, creating a feel good and relaxed atmosphere, as everyone was excited for a day full of positive energy and entertainment. Propa Coffee supported the day by serving amazing coffee to all attendees and the public alike. There was a face painter, who kept all children entertained and the lawn games, sponsored by One Big Day Event Hire kept the activities rolling on after the walk was completed. Elevated Events cooked up and served up a BBQ lunch.  This consisted of meat and vegetable sausages kindly donated by Woolworths and salads, muesli bars and fruit for all to enjoy.

The silent auction and raffle was a huge success with all 14 sponsored prizes being auctioned off. The end result was overwhelming, as the team far exceeded the financial goal anticipated by the Tingate family as a total of $6,000.00 was raised, exceeding the figure by approximately $1,000. This effort was a testament to the teams commitment and dedication to the cause and the funds will now be donated to the Alfred Hospital Neurological Department to fund new equipment.

Overall the team felt a sense of accomplishment from working on such a great cause. Congratulations to the Tingate Family!Picture 1Picture 2Picture 3Picture 5picture 6Picture 7 pngPicture 8





















Holy Name’s Trivia Night 2019 with Lava’s Events

On Saturday the 26th of October the Diploma of Event Management students had the privilege to be apart of Holy Name Primary School’s Trivia Night.

The Lava’s Events team consisted of Victoria Buccheri (Admin), Lin Chhour (Food & Beverage and Operations), Alannah Smith-Frowd (Styling & Marketing), Annalise Dimase (Registrations & Protocols) & Samantha Badham (Sponsorship).


The aim of our event was to raise money for the school playground equipment while also giving the parents and family members of the school a opportunity to socialise with each other and meet new families in their children year level.

We had the amazing Scott from Trivia Master entertain our attendees throughout the night.

On the night we had provided beautiful platters; Antipasto, Seasonal Fruit & Vegetarian options. We had a cash bar with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available for purchase throughout the night, and we also had beautiful desserts kindly donated by William Angliss.


Our stylist had transformed the hall into superhero heaven, with stunning centre pieces, a city skyline backdrop, and cityscape boxes throughout the room.

We would like to say a massive thank you to all the sponsors who were involved in our event!

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The Royal Australian Regiment Association Annual Dinner 2019

William Angliss Restaurant was a-buzz at 6:30pm on Wednesday November 20th, 2019.

The Royal Australian Regiment Association members had arrived for their annual dinner.
Each year the members, their partners and friends get together for a night of good food, good wine and a chance catch up with those who shared the honour of serving their country in times of need.

The association is formed by veterans and battalions of the Australian Army from wars such as World War II, the Korean war, the Vietnam war and more recent conflicts such as Iraq and Afghanistan.
This year, purpose of the dinner was more than a social gathering; it was also with the hope of recruiting some younger blood to the association.  A table of current service men had joined in the celebration of the year that was.

After some arrival drinks, guests were seated by 7pm and the night began with a short welcome speech from association organiser Peter Fraser.
Mains were served shortly, followed by a delicious dessert of Spiced gingerbread cake and roasted pear accompanied by candied almond ice-cream.

In between, there were a few short speeches by members of the association who wanted to express gratitude and share information with the crowd. Including an address from association president John James.

As is the nature of the events industry, there were changes throughout the night that our ‘Eventure’ team of five was able to adjust to and work with.
Silvana Madia, the stage one events Functions leader was there to assist and guide each student in their roles as well as being the security you need when you run your first event.

Front of house co-ordinator Jorja Wernert was able to lead the floor and work with the chef to ensure a smooth service.
The bar was buzzing with members buying and adding to tabs as Beverage coordinator Georgia Thomson kept a cool, calm and collected attitude to the demands.
Stefan Ong, the team’s protocols coordinator was our man on the night ensuring all moments were captured and organised a smooth-running registrations process for members.
Catherine  Deng, the team Administrator made sure the organisers felt at home and worked closely with association member Peter Fraser to deliver the envisioned guest experience.
Finally, the room was a vision in commemoration as designed by team Stylist Elizabeth Lingard. Taking inspiration from the Anzac commemorative poppies and rosemary plant as well as the association badge colours, the room was an elegant vision of white, red and green.

Special mention to the WAI hospitality students led by teacher Sandra Garland who could not have been any easier to work with, giving guidance to our events students where needed.

Members of the Royal Australian Regiment Association and students could be seen mingling and laughing the night away. In the end, the night was the perfect ending to the year for both client and students who have worked collaboratively for the last few months to create this experience.

Mardi Gras at Strathdon

On Saturday the 1st of June 2019, Uniting AgeWell Strathdon held their annual jazz themed luncheon. The Aurora Events team, consisting of five Stage 2 Diploma of Event Management students were fortunate enough to help organise and run the luncheon.Continue reading

Maribyrnong City Council’s Neighbourhood Celebration

The Maribyrnong City Council Neighbourhood Celebration was held on Thursday 15th November 2018 6pm – 9:30pm at the Maidstone Community Centre.

This event is an annual gathering to bring together the staff, committees and volunteers from 3 community centres and 5 neighbourhood houses within the municipality of Maribyrnong, to thank them for their work and celebrate the achievements of the current year.

This was the first year the Neighbourhood Celebration was not run by the Maribyrnong City Council, but instead by a team of William Angliss Institute Diploma of Event Management students, Black Flamingo Events.

Black Flamingo Events was made up of 5 members; Molly – Administrator, Emma – Venue Operations, Chelsea – Marketing, Jordyn – Sponsorship and Giuseppe – Protocols.

We worked closely alongside our client, Kelly Linnell, to ensure the event was executed at the highest possible standard, with all requirements being met.

All of the guests were invited  to register on-line on EventBrite, to secure their free ticket. Eighty guests attended which far exceeded previous years.

The theme was ‘organic and colourful’. We organised simplistic centrepieces for the tables as well as suspending fairy lights around the colourful Community Garden.

The evening began with the serving of a very large antipasto platter, followed by a broad selection of canapes with an international theme, prepared by  volunteers. The guest were serenaded by The Lone Mariachi, who roamed around the venue singing and playing music.


Once the food service concluded, the guests gathered in the hall for the formalities. A short thank-you speech by the Co-ordinator of Community Centres Network, Tracey Oliver, followed by the drawing of the raffle prize winners.

Once the formalities concluded, a large fruit platter as well as scones, cream and jam were served to the guests, and shortly after the event concluded.

Managing this event was a great learning experience for Black Flamingo Events, helping us develop new skills and knowledge and ready us for a successful career in the events industry.



On the 24th of November 2018, the Lancefield Neighbourhood House held their 4th Extinct Lancefield Megafauna Festival which aimed to promote and educate people on the rich history of Lancefield.  Stage 2 Event Diploma students, Sam , Renny, Emma, Caitie , Jacquilyn and Lyn , calling their team Mon Ami Events, were given the opportunity to co-organise the event along with  Organisers Deb Dunn and Vivien Potts.

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Open Day at Hawthorn Bowling Club

The Divine Events Team had the amazing opportunity to organise the very first Open Day for the Hawthorn Bowling Club on Sunday, November 18th, 2018.

We invited the local community and the members of the club to spend a lovely afternoon together to enjoy free activities. While adults played bowls, kids were enjoying a jumping castle and had their face painted. The talented acoustic guitarist was a great success, and the BBQ, afternoon tea and the sunny weather made it a perfect combo for a Sunday afternoon.

The day was enjoyed by all, from elders to toddlers, with lots of fun and chatter throughout the venue. One attendee may have enjoyed this day more than the others as he won an amazing raffle prize…

This Open Day may be the first of a long series to come as everyone can agree it was a real success.

Bill’s Walk for Brain Cancer 2018

The Stage 2 Event Students had a wonderful time organising Bill’s Walk For Brain Cancer which took place on Sunday 21st October 2018.

The event team consisted of 5 students and their teacher Jacinta Francis, who organised a joyous Sunday Walk at the famous Tan Track, Royal Botanic Gardens to raise money for the Bill Tingate Brain Cancer Foundation.



There were 70 participants who attended from a diversity of ages and interests but with a common goal to support brain cancer care and research. A BBQ lunch was provided after the walk with lamb and beef sausages, aromatic caramelised onions, white bread and loads of healthy salad options.  


After lunch, guests gathered around to hear the winners of the raffle and silent auctions announced.


The air was filled with cheers and applauses when each ticket was drawn. There were many stunning prizes to be won.

After the event, some participants stayed back to enjoy the beautiful Sunday afternoon sunshine.       

We enjoyed every element of seeing the event come to life– from the gaining sponsorship to creating marketing content for Facebook; from being at the Registration desk to cooking the sausage sizzle on the barbecue. We were grateful for each other’s efforts and dedication towards making the event a success. We thank The Bill Tingate Brain Cancer Foundation and William Angliss Institute for providing us such a rewarding experience.   

Blue Moon Musical Luncheon

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Ronald McDonald House Halloween Family Celebration

The Diploma of Event Management team from Inspired Event Co. at William Angliss Institute Jess, Alyssa, Georgie and Emerald had the pleasure of hosting a Halloween Celebration for families at The Ronald McDonald House Monash in Clayton. The team worked closely with the client Annalese Fowler – Fundraising Coordinator at Ronald McDonald House Monash to provide an enjoyable night for families to celebrate Halloween. Attendees included families staying at the house who have a sick child currently being treated at The Monash Children’s Hospital along with staff members at the house.


The Halloween theme was created through fantastic room styling and children’s activities run by the Inspired Event Co. team. The food which included a fabulous BBQ and Build Your Own Burger Bar was served in a buffet style to create a relaxed atmosphere where guests had the opportunity to interact with one another.


Overall, the event was a success and the team received great feedback from all attendees.RMHM5 RMHM RMHM1 RMHM2 RMHM3