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 Diploma 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 DurationMinimum 10 Months10 Months
On Campus Study2 x weekend workshops2 days per week
Online StudyMin 15 hours per weekMin 10 hours per week
Volunteer Work60 hours60 hours
Course IntakesJanuary / April / JuneFebruary
• 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 Study Option

Our Online Plus study option gives you great flexibility without sacrificing the practical components of the course. Your online work will include weekly meetups with your lecturers and webinars with industry experts, all accessed through our Cloud Campus. You will also attend two immersive workshops which will include site visits, team activities and industry networking opportunities. You will be connected to industry via our Industry Engagement Program and have the option to attend one-on-one sessions.

On Campus Study Option

This course is an immersive learning experience taught by education and event industry specialists. You will learn a combination of theory and practice in a simulated event office environment where industry standards are applied. 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 or intern. Many paid roles are also on offer while you study via our Industry Engagement Program.

The Diploma will provide you with a comprehensive and flexible skillset 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
  • Completion of Year 12 e.g. HSC, VCE or equivalent
  • Completion of an acceptable tertiary qualification
  • Admissions Interview
  • Literacy and numeracy tests may be required*
    *Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) Assessment from ACER

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 (this is included in your course fees)

ONLINE PLUS – January 2018 / April 2018

ON CAMPUS – February 2018




* Please note: Course fees for our On Campus Diploma of Event Management are subject to change in 2018. The good news is, all enrolments confirmed (by deposit or upfront payment) before 31st December 2017 are entitled to the 2017 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 upfront in full

Affordable student loans with flexible terms from 6 to 48 months. Repayments can start at $35 per fortnight. Fees apply. Calculate your repayments here →

Event Manager


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There are 3 simple steps to completing your enrolment.

  1. Start your online application HERE
  2. Receive a confirmation email with a request for further information
  3. Schedule your phone interview