Frequently Asked Q’s

Frequently Asked Q’s

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Are you an accredited college?

Yes. We are a Registered Training Organisation (Provider Code 70229).

Are your courses accredited?

We offer both accredited and non-accredited courses. Event Starter (Certificate III in Events SIT30516) and Event Manager Online (Diploma of Event Management SIT50316) are nationally recognised and approved under the Australian Quality Skills Authority (ASQA).

Our Event Manager Blended program is not accredited. This program was developed in response to industry consultation and the ever increasing need for future-focused job outcomes and practical skill sets in education. We pride ourselves on constantly evolving our content to make sure we are providing the most up-to-date information up to industry best standards. This course has been endorsed by industry and has been benchmarked against global best practice.

Whichever course students choose they will all experience access our customised Cloud Campus, our Industry Engagement Program our extensive list of industry connections and our in-house event recruitment service, Event Jobs Online. See more HERE >>

Are your qualifications recognised internationally?

While our courses are regularly endorsed by industry, they are not formally recognised overseas. However, Australian qualifications such as ours are highly regarded internationally and often acknowledged as ‘best practice’.

Are your courses practical?

Employers want to see evidence of practical experience in events. That’s why our Industry Engagement Program is such an integral and practical component of all our courses including our online options. Unlike other colleges you won’t be on your own searching for your own industry placement. We have connections to over 900 industry contacts providing you with fabulous volunteering, internship and paid opportunities on events of all kinds. There are so many opportunities to choose from you won’t have any trouble finding roles that suit your schedule and your interest. By the end of your course you will have gained hours of practical experience working on events and, importantly, you will receive countless opportunities to build your network of contacts. See more. 

What’s the difference between Blended and Online learning?

Blended delivery is a more immersive study experience catering for those wanting the structure of a regular timetable and those who might benefit from a ‘face-to-face’ learning environment. Studying Online gives students the flexibility they require for study while keeping to existing work schedules or family commitments.Note that industry Engagement opportunities, learning support, industry networks and job opportunities remain the same for both Blended and Online students.

Will I have assessments?

Yes. Assessments are spread throughout the course to enable students and lecturers to effectively monitor performance and manage study loads. A range of methods are used to assess student progress including quizzes, practical, research reports, presentations, folios, hypotheticals and case study analysis.

What is the entry criteria for my course?

Although each course has its own different entry criteria, none of our courses require applicants to have an ATAR. Click here for Event Starter criteria. Click here for Event Manager criteria.

Can I start anytime I want?

You are able to start the Event Starter Certificate III at any time and work through at your own pace. See more.Our Event Manager program however has specific intakes throughout the year. We understand that many courses offer a ‘start anytime’ option but we believe in fostering a strong learning community for a more satisfying experience and outcome for our students. This community also encourages further support and networking opportunities from peers and lecturers alike.

How good are my career prospects after graduating?

The current state of the events industry is strong. Statistics show that the Australian events industry has experienced steady growth over the past five years and is expected to continue to grow well into the future. A healthy industry coupled with the right practical skills and knowledge means that your career prospects are extremely high regarding employment within industry.

We offer ongoing employment preparation and support and exclusive access to our in-house recruitment agency, Event Jobs Online. On completion of the course, CoEM graduates are work-ready, well connected to industry and confident in their abilities. This was proven by one of our last graduating classes,  90% of whom were employed in event roles within five weeks of graduating.

Are your qualifications acceptable for entry into the events industry?

Yes. You do not need a degree to be an event manager. Employers of event management graduates are looking for people who can be immediately useful to their organisation; graduates who possess strong practical skills acquired from hands on experience on real events and a relevant, job-focussed and practical certification endorsed by industry.

As an event manager what will I get paid? 

Your employment outcome and remuneration will depend on the course you choose, your previous employment history and your age. Like most careers, your wages will increase significantly when you gain experience. Here are some statistics from Payscale that show the average event manager wage:
  • An entry-level Event Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total of $56,000
  • An Event Manager with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total of $66,000

What payment options do you offer?

We all know how important education is but also realise how challenging it can be to find the money to invest in your future. To make things easier for you, we have come up with a few alternatives to pay for your course:

Option 1: Monthly Payment Plan

No admin fees when you pay monthly in advance

Option 2: Study Loans

We are proud to be offering an affordable payment alternative that is purpose built for students. Flexible terms from 12 to 48 months. Repayments can start at $35 per fortnight. Interest applies. Visit Study Loans

Option 3: Weekly Payment Plan

Repayments can start at $175 per week via Debit Success, our direct debit partners. Visit Debit Success

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Do you offer VET Student Loans?

While College of Event Management is an approved VET Student Loan provider we are not offering VET Students Loans in 2019.