Diploma of Events (SIT50212)

Qualification: Diploma
Course Code: SIT50212
Study mode: Online
On Campus
Payment options: VET FEE-HELP may be available
Upfront payment
Duration: 12 months
Start date: Enquire now for upcoming start dates
Awarded by: Careers Australia Education Institute (RTO 22479)
Course fees: Price may vary
This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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About this course

Offered by Careers Australia, the Diploma of Events (SIT50212) course equips you with the practical skills needed to coordinate, plan and manage a wide range of events from music festivals and sports competitions through to weddings and corporate functions. By dividing the course content into three streams of event styles; general, conference and sport, this course provides the opportunity for you to gain essential training for the specific event type you may wish to specialise in upon graduation.

Across all three streams, you will gain knowledge in budgeting, project management, sponsorship, task coordination, and pitching, as well as the technologies suited for use in the events industry. This course is ideal for those who seek to transform their passion for people and parties into a challenging and fast-paced career.


It is recommended that applicants:

  • be aged at least 16; OR
  • have completed year 12

Areas of study

In this Diploma of Events course, the units of competency you will study include: Events general stream

  • SITXEVT301 - Access information on event operations
  • BSBWRT401A - Write complex documents
  • BSBITU302B - Create electronic presentations
  • BSBCMM401A - Make a presentation
  • SITXMGT501 - Establish and conduct business relationships
  • SITXCCS401 - Enhance the customer service experience
  • BSBRSK501B - Manage risk
  • SITXEVT401 - Plan in-house events or functions
  • SITXEVT503 - Manage event staging components
  • SITXMGT502 - Manage projects
  • SITXFIN401 - Interpret financial information
  • SITXFIN402 - Manage finances within a budget
  • SITXWHS301 - Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks
  • SITXEVT302 - Process and monitor event registrations
  • SITXEVT303 - Coordinate on-site event registrations
  • SITXHRM501 - Recruit, select and induct staff
  • SITXHRM401 - Roster staff
  • SITXHRM503 - Monitor staff performance
  • SITXMGT401 - Monitor work operations

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Diploma of Events (SIT50212) from Careers Australia. The course qualifies you to work as an event planner across a range of different events:

  • National and international sporting competitions
  • Music festivals and concerts
  • Art exhibitions
  • Corporate functions
  • Charity events
  • Industry conferences and exhibitions
  • Weddings and private parties

Finance options

Course fees vary depending on your own personal circumstances, and which state you reside in.

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive VET FEE-HELP for this program, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees.

You may be eligible to receive VET FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the VET FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.
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