Event Manager

Event Manager

Online or blended study options

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 BLENDED Event Manager ONLINE
Course Duration20 weeks12 months
Face-to-face sessions1 x weekend + 4 x SaturdaysNone
Online Study8 hours per week approx10 hours per week approx
Volunteering20 hours recommended50 hours recommended
IntakesTo be confirmedJanuary / May / September
LocationSydney / Melbourne / Brisbane TBCAnywhere
Qualification level*Diploma level - unaccredited See Delivery belowDiploma of Event Management SIT50316

Blended Study Option

Event Manager Blended is a more interactive learning experience than our other online courses. It’s a combination of real-world theory, online study, practical on-the-job application and regular face-to-face interaction with your team. Gain first hand exposure to event educators and guest speakers from industry.

Specialised online content via our Cloud Campus is aligned with the process of staging an actual event. Apart from event management subjects, this course also covers the most widely recognised skills and mindsets required by industry.

Blended Features

  • Work and study simultaneously
  • Experience face-to-face ‘team’ interaction
  • Highly practical learning experience
  • Plan and design a live event
  • Exposure to valuable professional networks

Note: this study option is non-accredited. Read more about accredited vs non-accredited courses HERE >>

Online Study Option

Event Manager Online gives you the flexibility to study and work without sacrificing the practical components of the course. 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.

Your online 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.

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

Note: this study option is accredited/nationally recognised.

Whichever study option you choose we will assist you in finding meaningful work experience roles via our Industry Engagement Program. You will gain exposure to valuable professional networks that will help build your employment pathway.

Want to compare Event Manager Blended and Event Manager Online? View an Info Sheet HERE >>

See Event Manager Blended subjects HERE >>

See Event Manager Online subjects HERE >>

ONLINE  – Next intake starts SEPTEMBER 2019

BLENDED – Next intake starts MARCH 2020

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
  • Admissions Interview*
    *You may be asked to supply a current resume.

IT Requirements

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

$6,500 + gst

$9,250 (no gst applies)

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.

Paying monthly in advance means no admin fees.

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


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Direct debit payment plan via our partners Debit Success. Repayments start at $175 per week. Third party fees apply. Find out more →


To speak to one of the CoEM Team about the best payment option for you, please call 1300 725 846


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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