Event Manager

Event Manager

Diploma of Event Management SIT50316

Course Overview

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

With a particular focus on the practical aspects of learning you will spend time out of the classroom observing events, meeting industry and seeing venues. Our Industry Engagement Program will connect you directly to the industry people that matter. Work experience, internships, volunteering and paid work experiences will give you the practical experience and industry connections needed for a successful start to your event career.

Online Plus On Campus
Course Duration12 months10 months
On Campus Study2 days per week
Online StudyApprox 15 hours per weekApprox 10 hours per week
Volunteer Work50 hours recommended50 hours recommended
Course IntakesJan/May/Sep 2019Feb 2020 (Syd/Mel)

Online Plus Study Option

Our Online Plus study option gives you flexibility to study and work without sacrificing the practical components of the course. You will complete your online coursework progressively through our Cloud Campus while enjoying a high level of support and attention. You will experience regular interaction with lecturers and specialists from the industry. You will have the option to work on real events in your local area via our Industry Engagement program giving you the practical experience and networking opportunities you’ll need for employment.

On Campus Study Option

This course is an immersive and collaborative learning experience taught by education and event industry specialists. You will learn a combination of theory and practice in a simulated event office environment that reflects ‘event agency’ work practices. Classwork is balanced with time in the field learning from observation and working on real events where you will have countless opportunities to work as a short term volunteer. Internships and paid event roles are also on offer while you study via our Industry Engagement Program.

• Introduction to event management
• Marketing for events
• Project management
• Event production
• Managing quality relationships
• People and performance
• Registrations
• Concept development
• Creative design and productions
• Event safety
• Event sustainability


ONLINE PLUS – Next intake starts MAY 2019

ON CAMPUS – New program starts JULY 2019. Stay tuned…

Click HERE for 2019 term dates
(Please note that term dates are subject to change)

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.

Upon completion of the Event Manager course, graduates will be 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)


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


Now partnering with Study Loans, 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

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


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