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SIT50316 | 092400M

Diploma of Event Management

Take your career in events to the next level with this advanced-level course that will qualify you to work as a conference or venue coordinator, or an event or exhibition planner.

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TIME up to 1 year / Full Time NEXT START DATE 11 Jul 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Gold Coast Far North Queensland North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY On Campus Online International
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Concession
$2,880 - $5,660
Subsidised
$3,840 - $5,660
Full Fee
$7,090 - $13,260
International
$15,400
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Course overview

Upgrade your career in events with this advanced-level qualification. Events is an exciting, fast-paced industry that requires you to work effectively as part of a team to create memorable experiences for your audience.

This award winning diploma will give you the specialised skills and knowledge to be an expert event manager. Our highly-experienced team of industry professionals are the best in the business and will ensure you gain hands-on and theoretical knowledge in the workplace and our state-of-the-art facilities using the latest industry software. 

The course covers how to lead and manage people, coordinate marketing activities, creatively collaborate and manage financial budgets. Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as a conference or venue coordinator, or an event or exhibition manager and provide you the foundation knowledge to pursue further studies in your field.

What can I do?

  • Conference Coordinator
  • Event or Exhibition Planner
  • Function Coordinator
  • Venue Coordinator
  • Staging Coordinator

Course outcome:

SIT50316 Diploma of Event Management

University pathways

If you complete a TAFE Queensland diploma you can take advantage of our diploma-to-degree pathway options. Get in the fast lane and jump straight into the second year of a related bachelor’s degree at some of Australia’s top universities. You’ll graduate with two qualifications in the same time it would normally take to complete one, giving you a competitive edge in the job market.

Industry-embedded teachers

Our teaching staff are at the top of their game and are still heavily involved in the industry. This means you're being taught by people who know what employers are looking for and where the sector is headed.

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 9 elective units from the list below.  You will also be required to undertake 70 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting. 

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • SITEEVT001
    Source and use information on the events industry
    UNIT CODE :
    SITEEVT001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to access and interpret current and emerging information on the events industry to enhance the quality of event coordination. This includes industry structure, technology, laws and ethical issues specifically relevant to event coordination.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Source and use information on the events industry

  • UNIT CODE
  • SITEEVT003
    Coordinate on-site event registrations
    UNIT CODE :
    SITEEVT003
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare for and process on-site attendee registrations at events. It requires the ability to collect and collate all registration materials in advance of the event, set up the registration area, and check attendee registration details before admission.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Coordinate on-site event registrations

  • UNIT CODE
  • SITEEVT008
    Manage event staging components
    UNIT CODE :
    SITEEVT008
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to analyse event staging requirements and organise and monitor different staging services and products. It requires the ability to use advanced planning, organisation and communication skills combined with detailed knowledge of the event management process and broad understanding of specialist component services.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage event staging components

  • UNIT CODE
  • SITEEVT010
    Manage on-site event operations
    UNIT CODE :
    SITEEVT010
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, 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.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage on-site event operations

  • UNIT CODE
  • SITXCCS007
    Enhance customer service experiences
    UNIT CODE :
    SITXCCS007
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide professional and personalised customer service experiences. It requires the ability to determine and meet customer preferences, develop customer relationships, respond to difficult service situations, and take responsibility for resolving complaints. The unit applies to those who deal directly with customers on a daily basis and who operate independently or with limited guidance from others. It includes senior frontline sales personnel, supervisors and managers who use discretion and judgement to provide quality customer service experiences. This includes individuals working in a range of tourism, travel, hospitality and events contexts.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Enhance customer service experiences

  • UNIT CODE
  • SITXFIN003
    Manage finances within a budget
    UNIT CODE :
    SITXFIN003
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to take responsibility for budget management where others may have developed the budget. It requires the ability to interpret budgetary requirements, allocate resources, monitor actual income and expenditure, and report on budgetary deviations. The skills and knowledge for budget development are covered in SITXFIN004 Prepare and monitor budgets. This unit applies to all tourism, travel, hospitality and event sectors. The budget may be for an entire organisation, for a department or for a particular project or activity. It applies to those who operate independently or with limited guidance from others. This includes supervisors and departmental managers.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage finances within a budget

  • UNIT CODE
  • SITXHRM003
    Lead and manage people
    UNIT CODE :
    SITXHRM003
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to lead and manage people including in teams and support and encourage their commitment to the organisation. It requires the ability to lead by example and manage performance through effective leadership. The unit applies to individuals who operate independently and are responsible for leading and motivating people and teams. This includes supervisors, operational and senior managers. The unit applies to all tourism, travel, hospitality and event sectors.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Lead and manage people

  • UNIT CODE
  • SITXMGT001
    Monitor work operations
    UNIT CODE :
    SITXMGT001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to oversee and monitor the quality of day-to-day work. It requires the ability to communicate effectively with team members, plan and organise operational functions, and solve problems. The unit applies to all industry sectors, and to individuals operating at a team leading, supervisory or frontline management level.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Monitor work operations

  • UNIT CODE
  • SITXMGT002
    Establish and conduct business relationships
    UNIT CODE :
    SITXMGT002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to establish and manage positive business relationships. It requires the ability to use high-level communication and relationship building skills to conduct formal negotiations and make commercially significant business-to-business agreements. The unit applies to all industry sectors, and to individuals who take responsibility for making decisions about purchasing or marketing activities. They also oversee the maintenance of contracts or agreements. This could include senior operational personnel, sales and marketing personnel, managers or owner-operators of small businesses. Agreements may relate to corporate accounts, service contracts, agency agreements, venue contracts, rate negotiations, preferred product agreements, supply agreements and marketing agreements.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Establish and conduct business relationships

  • UNIT CODE
  • SITXMGT003
    Manage projects
    UNIT CODE :
    SITXMGT003
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop project plans, implement project activities, monitor progress to ensure objectives are achieved, and evaluate all aspects of projects.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage projects

  • UNIT CODE
  • SITXWHS002
    Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks
    UNIT CODE :
    SITXWHS002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify hazards, assess the associated workplace safety risks, take measures to eliminate or minimise those risks, and document all processes. The unit applies to all tourism, travel, hospitality and event sectors and to any small, medium or large organisation. All people working at all levels can participate in risk assessments which are commonly conducted as a team effort. Frontline operational personnel, who operate with some level of independence and under limited supervision, would assist other colleagues during the process. Individuals may conduct the assessments independently of others. This unit incorporates the requirement, under state and territory work health and safety (WHS) legislation, for businesses to conduct risk assessments involving their workers to manage the safety of those workers and anyone else in the workplace.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks

CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $5,660
  • Subsidised: $5,660
  • Full fee: $13,260
Ipswich
11 Jul 2022
1 year
up to 4 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $5,560
  • Subsidised: $5,560
  • Full fee: $13,260
Ipswich
04 Oct 2022
1 year
up to 4 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $5,560
  • Subsidised: $5,560
  • Full fee: $13,260
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
13 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time 2.5 days per week
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $5,660
  • Subsidised: $5,660
  • Full fee: $13,260
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
Anytime
up to 18 months
Part time 11 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $2,880
  • Subsidised: $3,840
  • Full fee: $7,090
Cairns
Anytime
up to 1 year
Full time 15 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $2,880
  • Subsidised: $3,840
  • Full fee: $7,090
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mount Isa
Anytime
up to 1 year
Full time 15 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $5,660
  • Subsidised: $5,660
  • Full fee: $13,260
Mount Isa
Anytime
up to 18 months
Part time 11 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $2,880
  • Subsidised: $3,840
  • Full fee: $7,090
Whitsundays (Cannonvale)
Anytime
up to 1 year
Full time 15 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $5,660
  • Subsidised: $5,660
  • Full fee: $13,260
Whitsundays (Cannonvale)
Anytime
up to 18 months
Part time 11 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $2,880
  • Subsidised: $3,840
  • Full fee: $7,090
Townsville (Pimlico)
Anytime
up to 18 months
Part time 11 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $5,660
  • Subsidised: $5,660
  • Full fee: $13,260
Townsville (Pimlico)
Anytime
up to 1 year
Full time 15 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $2,880
  • Subsidised: $3,840
  • Full fee: $7,090
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Anytime
up to 18 months
Part time 11 hours per week
  • Concession: $2,880
  • Subsidised: $3,840
  • Full fee: $7,090
Anytime
up to 1 year
Full time 15 hours per week
  • Concession: $2,880
  • Subsidised: $3,840
  • Full fee: $7,090
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $15,400
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $15,400
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $15,400
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $5,660
  • Subsidised: $5,660
  • Full fee: $13,260
Ipswich
11 Jul 2022
1 year
up to 4 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $5,560
  • Subsidised: $5,560
  • Full fee: $13,260
Ipswich
04 Oct 2022
1 year
up to 4 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $5,560
  • Subsidised: $5,560
  • Full fee: $13,260
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
13 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time 2.5 days per week
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $5,660
  • Subsidised: $5,660
  • Full fee: $13,260
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
Anytime
up to 18 months
Part time 11 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $2,880
  • Subsidised: $3,840
  • Full fee: $7,090
Cairns
Anytime
up to 1 year
Full time 15 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $2,880
  • Subsidised: $3,840
  • Full fee: $7,090
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mount Isa
Anytime
up to 1 year
Full time 15 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $5,660
  • Subsidised: $5,660
  • Full fee: $13,260
Mount Isa
Anytime
up to 18 months
Part time 11 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $2,880
  • Subsidised: $3,840
  • Full fee: $7,090
Whitsundays (Cannonvale)
Anytime
up to 1 year
Full time 15 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $5,660
  • Subsidised: $5,660
  • Full fee: $13,260
Whitsundays (Cannonvale)
Anytime
up to 18 months
Part time 11 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $2,880
  • Subsidised: $3,840
  • Full fee: $7,090
Townsville (Pimlico)
Anytime
up to 18 months
Part time 11 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $5,660
  • Subsidised: $5,660
  • Full fee: $13,260
Townsville (Pimlico)
Anytime
up to 1 year
Full time 15 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $2,880
  • Subsidised: $3,840
  • Full fee: $7,090
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Anytime
up to 18 months
Part time 11 hours per week
  • Concession: $2,880
  • Subsidised: $3,840
  • Full fee: $7,090
Anytime
up to 1 year
Full time 15 hours per week
  • Concession: $2,880
  • Subsidised: $3,840
  • Full fee: $7,090
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $15,400
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $15,400
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $15,400
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $5,660
  • Subsidised: $5,660
  • Full fee: $13,260
Ipswich
11 Jul 2022
1 year
up to 4 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $5,560
  • Subsidised: $5,560
  • Full fee: $13,260
Ipswich
04 Oct 2022
1 year
up to 4 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $5,560
  • Subsidised: $5,560
  • Full fee: $13,260
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
13 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time 2.5 days per week
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $5,660
  • Subsidised: $5,660
  • Full fee: $13,260
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
Anytime
up to 18 months
Part time 11 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $2,880
  • Subsidised: $3,840
  • Full fee: $7,090
Cairns
Anytime
up to 1 year
Full time 15 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $2,880
  • Subsidised: $3,840
  • Full fee: $7,090
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mount Isa
Anytime
up to 1 year
Full time 15 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $5,660
  • Subsidised: $5,660
  • Full fee: $13,260
Mount Isa
Anytime
up to 18 months
Part time 11 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $2,880
  • Subsidised: $3,840
  • Full fee: $7,090
Whitsundays (Cannonvale)
Anytime
up to 1 year
Full time 15 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $5,660
  • Subsidised: $5,660
  • Full fee: $13,260
Whitsundays (Cannonvale)
Anytime
up to 18 months
Part time 11 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $2,880
  • Subsidised: $3,840
  • Full fee: $7,090
Townsville (Pimlico)
Anytime
up to 18 months
Part time 11 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $5,660
  • Subsidised: $5,660
  • Full fee: $13,260
Townsville (Pimlico)
Anytime
up to 1 year
Full time 15 hours per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $2,880
  • Subsidised: $3,840
  • Full fee: $7,090
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Anytime
up to 18 months
Part time 11 hours per week
  • Concession: $2,880
  • Subsidised: $3,840
  • Full fee: $7,090
Anytime
up to 1 year
Full time 15 hours per week
  • Concession: $2,880
  • Subsidised: $3,840
  • Full fee: $7,090
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $15,400
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $15,400
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $15,400
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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VET Student Loan - $10,813 cap

This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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International student payment

Our preferred payment method is telegraphic transfer or credit card using Western Union Global Pay for Students or the Flywire Payment Portal. Western Union and Flywire both allow you to complete your payment in your own currency using a telegraphic transfer with no processing fees or delays. 
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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Domestic Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to Domestic Students

You need to meet one of the following academic requirements:

  • Completion of Year 12 Certificate or equivalent; or
  • Mature-aged entry with work experience in a related field

 

International Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to International Students:

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - View a list of all English Language tests accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. View more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Applicants should be a minimum of 17 years of age and turning 18 during the first year of study with TAFE Queensland. International students who are under 18 years of age and are applying for a student visa are required by the Australian Department of Home Affairs to have adequate welfare arrangements in place.  TAFE Queensland has entered an agreement with Union Institute of Language (UIL) to facilitate the provision of the welfare services (fees apply).

Resources Required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You may also be required to purchase Industry Standard uniform items including TAFE Queensland branded items, standard black clothing, and enclosed shoes. These details will also be provided during orientation. The purchase of these uniform items may incur additional costs of approximately $100.00.

Gold Coast
In addition to the above, if you are studying on the Gold Coast:

  • you will be required to sign an agreement at the start of the course to demonstrate understanding and adherence to your uniform and grooming expectations; and
  • you should bring your own device with web conferencing capability (webcam and microphone), and have access to the internet at home should lessons be delivered online.

Robina campus

The Robina campus will be a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) campus for general learning.  Students are able to access discounted pricing for device purchases via JB Hi-Fi.  TAFE Queensland will have some portable devices available for short term loan and there will also be a limited number of desktop computers located on-site that students will be able to access.  For all the details visit the BYOD page on our website. 

Need to know

For all students who are undertaking courses that include Vocational Placements in a high risk workplace, Queensland Health has directed that students must declare your COVID-19 Vaccination status and evidence to either TAFE Queensland or the placement provider. 

This may require you providing us or the placement provider information on:

  • Your vaccinate status
  • Last date of vaccination
  • Evidence of vaccine status

Where this information will be collected as part of your application and / or enrolment process.  Any data collected will be managed under the TAFE Queensland Privacy Policy.

This requirement is in place for all students in affected courses, including TAFE at School students.

Those students who have a medical contraindication may be unable to complete the vocational placement component of their course. This means you may not be able to meet all of the requirements of your course and may not be able to graduate or receive your qualification.

If you have any questions or concerns with this requirement, please contact our COVID hotline on 07 3307 4789.

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TAFE Queensland students have the opportunity to travel to locations across the globe as part of their studies in selected courses. Studying abroad gives you with the chance to immerse yourself in different cultures, as well as develop your skills and network with professionals in your chosen industry. This qualification offers a Study Abroad program as part of the course.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Apply through QTAC

You can apply to study this course through the Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC). You will need to submit your application on the QTAC website. It will be assessed, and if you are successful you will receive an offer directly through QTAC. You will need to accept your offer from QTAC before enrolling with TAFE Queensland.

For International students

International students can either apply directly through our TAFE Queensland International Application portal, or through one of our education agents. Our registered agents can assist you with your visa application and guide you through the enrolment process. If you are from this list of countries, you will need to apply through an agent.
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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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