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Diploma of Event Management

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    Max 24 months

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    North Coast TAFE (RTO 90010)

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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.

What you'll learn

About this course

The online Diploma of Event Management (SIT50316) course offered through Open Colleges will equip you with the organisational leadership skills necessary to excel in event management. Students are guided through a comprehensive program detailing the principles and practices of event management, from planning and proposal right through to clean-up.

They receive training in core learning areas such as how to select a site, manage people and resources, identify potential risks and hazards, coordinate marketing activities, operate within a budget and manage client expectations. This online course acts as the ideal springboard for professional development, allowing those with a background in events to advance their career through additional training.

Work placement

The Diploma of Event Management (SIT50316) includes a work placement component to ensure that you graduate with a strong mix of practical work experience and academic foundation. The requirements of this course includes a minimum of 120 hours of structured workplace learning in an appropriate organisation, supervised by a qualified staff member


To be eligible for this course, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Successfully complete Yr 12 or equivalent; OR
  • Demonstrate industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication; OR
  • Be at least 18 years old

Areas of study

In this events course, the subjects you may study include:

  • SITEEVT001 - Source and use information on the events industry
  • SITXWHS002 - Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks
  • SITEEVT012 - Develop event concepts
  • SITEEVT012 - Manage meetings
  • SITEEVT008 - Manage event staging components
  • SITEEVT006 - Develop conference programs
  • SITXMGT002 - Establish and conduct business relationships
  • SITXMGT501 - Establish and conduct business relationships
  • SITTTSL008 - Book supplier products and services
  • SITXCCS007 - Enhance customer service experience
  • SITEEVT010 - Manage on-site operations
  • SITXMGT001A - Monitor work operations
  • CUAFOH501 - Manage front of house services
  • CUAPPM412 - Organise and facilitate rehearsals
  • SITEEVT002 - Process and monitor event registrations
  • SITEEVT003 - Coordinate on-site event registrations
  • SITXMPR004 - Coordinate marketing activities
  • SITXMPR003 - Plan and implement sales activities
  • SITXMGT003 - Manage projects
  • SITXFIN003 - Manage finances within a budget
  • SITXHRM003 - Lead and manage people
  • SITXHRM005 - Manage volunteers
Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.
As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited The online Diploma of Event Management (SIT50316) from the North Coast TAFE (RTO 90010).

This well-rounded diploma program is ideal for those already working in the events industry, looking to upgrade their previous qualifications or formalise their industry experience. The broad-based nature of the course content means you will graduate with an adaptable skillset, suitable for a range of leadership and project management roles. Upon completion of this course, you will be qualified to work in events, venues, conference and exhibitions coordination and management.

Curious about where a career in communications could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Venue Coordinator
  • Event Planner
  • Exhibition Planner
  • Meeting Coordinator
  • Conference Coordinator
  • Functions Coordinator
  • Staging Coordinator

Payment options & support

Finance options

Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:

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Pay just $92.38 per week with a $100 depositPay $5,992 upfront and save 20%


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