Event Manager

Event Manager

SIT50316 Diploma of Event Management

Course Overview

This course is designed to provide you with a solid foundation in the skills and knowledge required to be an event manager. Via a specific event curriculum the program focusses on all aspects of event management providing you with a flexible skill set relevant to many different industry roles.

With a particular focus on the practical aspects of learning our Industry Engagement Program will connect you directly to the industry people that matter. Work experience, internships and volunteering opportunities will give you the practical experience and industry connections needed for a successful start to your event career.

Event Manager ONLINE
Course Duration12 months
Study modeOnline
Study commitment10 hours per week approx
Industry engagement50 hours recommended
IntakesJanuary / May / September
Qualification levelDiploma of Event Management SIT50316

Our Online Study Option

Event Manager Online gives you the flexibility needed to get the work done without too much disruption to your existing commitments. You will progressively study specialised event content through our Cloud Campus while enjoying high levels of support and attention from event educators and subject specialists.

Online Features

  • Work and study simultaneously
  • Flexible online learning via our Cloud Campus
  • A stimulating mix of theory and practice
  • Work on an individual major project
  • Exposure to valuable professional networks

In addition to our event focussed online content we will assist you in finding meaningful work experience roles via our Industry Engagement Program. You will be offered many ‘real-world’ event opportunities where you will gain exposure to valuable professional networks to help build your employment pathway. Participation in IEP is highly recommended but not mandatory for completion.

What will you study?

Online course content will cover all aspects of event management from concept development and planning, right through to the implementation and production of a wide range of events including the development of your own event concept and industry-standard production plan to support it.

Using case studies, site visits, lectures, hypotheticals and work experience, this course will immerse you in the world of events in a guided, practical format.

You will study 20 units blended through 11 subjects. These subjects cover all aspects of event management from concept development and planning, right through to the implementation and production of a wide range of events. Using real event scenarios, you will explore the following subject areas:

See Event Manager Subject Descriptions HERE >>

See Event Manager Units of Competency HERE >>


  • January
  • May
  • September

The Event Manager program will provide you with a comprehensive and flexible skill set that will allow you to find employment in various roles within different sectors of the industry.

By the time you graduate, you will be well connected to the events industry and be awarded an up-to-date and relevant certification that has been benchmarked by industry. You will have developed an impressive resume full of industry experience and the skills and knowledge to confidently enter an event role; the right package for a successful transition into a career in events.

Graduates are able to work in such diverse fields as: Music, Arts and Community Festivals / Sporting events / Venues / Meetings and Conferences / Exhibitions / Government / Not-for-profit

Entry Requirements

  • Over 18 years of age
  • Phone interview

IT Requirements

  • Access to a computer and reliable internet connection
  • Latest version of Firefox or Chrome and Abode Flash player
  • Webcam and microphone
  • Each student will receive Microsoft Office 2016 (included in your course fees)


We understand that paying for your chosen course can be tough. That’s why we offer a range of payment options to suit your needs.

No admin fees when you pay monthly in advance
$500 deposit* + 10 monthly payments

Affordable student loans with flexible terms from 6 to 48 months. Repayments can start at $50 per fortnight. Interest fees apply. Calculate your repayments here →

Event Manager


We are proud to be one of a small number of colleges offering a new option for the payment of course fees. Study Loans provides students with a great alternative to banks, credit cards and government loans. Visit: www.studyloans.com.au

Weekly instalments with direct debit partners Debit Success.
Deposit* $500 + 52 weekly payments. Third party fees apply. Find out more →

To speak to one of the CoEM Team about payment options, please call 02 9280 4912.

Did you know your education expenses could be fully tax deductible?
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There are 3 simple steps to completing your application

  1. Start your online application HERE
  2. Schedule your phone interview
  3. Pay a deposit to secure your spot