Event Foundation

Event Foundation

Online - 6 weeks

Course Overview

Event Foundation is designed for those with an interest in events who might be considering event management as a career option.

This course will introduce you to the vast global events industry, provide a roadmap for the planning and execution of events and outline the mindsets, attitudes and values required to work as a professional event manager.

By the end of this short course you will have a good understanding of the events industry, the role of an event manager, the workings of an event from beginning to end and a clear idea of a possible career pathway.

This course is introductory. We recommend further study to achieve job-readiness for a career in events.

Event Foundation Snapshot
Duration6 weeks / content available for 6 months
DeliveryOnline / Self-paced
IntakesStart anytime
Modules6 modules - approx 3 hours each
CertificationVerified digital certificate
Cost$660 inc gst

Studying Online

Learning online with College of Event Management is an engaging and stimulating experience.
Engage in fun activities via Canvas, our easy-to-use online platform. Get to know the events industry through a variety of learning resources and case studies. Connect with like-minded peers via our discussion board. Become part of an inspiring online community allowing you to network with
others. Learn and enjoy feedback from our industry pros.

Your enrolment will give you full access to all published resources for the duration of the course.

Industry Engagement Program

The Industry Engagement Program gives students the option to work on real events in their local area and provides practical experience and networking opportunities. The Industry Engagement Program is available for Event Starter and Event Manager students only. See more HERE

Using our online platform you will engage in topics that cover the basic aspects of event management. You will explore the following modules

  1. Introduction / Orientation
  2. Global events industry
  3. Before the event
  4. During the event
  5. After the event
  6. Where to now?

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  1. Identify and categorise key sources of information and professional networks in the global events industry
  2. Prepare and execute plans for events
  3. Explain and apply key mindsets, values and attitudes required to work effectively in teams
  4. Identify and take steps in the development of a personal career pathway in the events industry



Upon completion of the course you will be awarded a verified digital certification.

Please note that this is an introductory short course. We recommend further study to achieve job-readiness for a career in events. Our Event Manager program is for those who are sure about a career in event management.

Entry Requirements

  • Over 16 years of age
  • Enthusiastic about events
  • Keen to learn

IT Requirements

  • Access to a computer and reliable internet connection
  • Latest version of Firefox and Abode Flash player

$660 including gst


If you would like to speak to one of the CoEM Team about payment option please call 1300 725 846


There are 3 simple steps to completing your application

  1. Start your online application HERE
  2. Pay your tuition fees
  3. Start your course