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Associate Degree of Business (Event Management)

  • Qualification:

    Associate Degree

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    2 years: 8 units per year
    Up to 4 years part-time

  • Start date:

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates

  • Awarded by:

    Study Group Australia Pty Limited trading as Martin College, Martin Higher Education

  • Location:


  • Career Outcomes:

    Event Manager | Event Coordinator | Event Executive | Venue Coordinator | View all

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About this course

The Associate Degree of Business (Events Management) from Martin Higher Education will provide you with the practical and theoretical knowledge base you'll require to excel within the competitive events management industry.

Learn how to effectively manage an event no matter the scope or size. The program covers key learning areas including fundamentals of the industry, event development, event and leisure management, project management and research. You'll also gain a more general understanding of business fundamentals such as marketing, management, human resource management, business law, economics and accounting.


To be eligible to enrol in this course, you must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Have completed an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or equivalent; AND
  • Be 18 years of age or over; OR
  • Apply for mature age entry (aged 21 or over) with relevant work experience; OR
  • Have successfully completed of a relevant diploma

An applicant may apply for assessment and recognition of their prior learning.

Areas of study

In this course, the subjects you will study include:

  • Principles of management
  • Introduction to marketing
  • Introduction to accounting
  • Effective business communication
  • Information management systems
  • Introduction to business law
  • Introduction to HRM
  • Economics for business
  • Event industry fundamentals
  • Ethics and corporate social responsibility
  • Project management
  • Event development
  • Understanding and using research
  • Events and leisure management

Plus two elective units.

Martin Higher Education Martin Higher Education offers on campus and fully online business, event management, tourism and marketing bachelor and associate degrees in Sydney, Brisbane and across Australia. Martin Higher Education focuses on hands on learning and positive career outcomes.

Each qualification has been designed to cover the theories, concepts and principles of fundamental business disciplines before moving onto a specialist elective stream. All bachelor degree students complete an industry engagement subject and a relevant industry project as part of their course.

You can choose to study an associate degree in two years (full time) or a bachelor degree in three years (full time). Martin Higher Education also offers a Diploma of Business which is one year of full time study.

If you are looking for a more intimate, supportive, specialised study environment then Martin Higher Education could be right for you. Students enjoy and thrive in smaller study groups where industry-experienced lecturers know them by name.
Martin Higher Education provides a supportive learning environment with a range of student support services to ensure students have the right tools to successfully engage with their studies.

  • Student Services Advisors are available to help with all study-related questions. They are across the student journey from orientation to graduation for both on campus and online students.

  • Experienced academic staff facilitate one-on-one feedback sessions.

  • Access to an online learning management system (LMS) that houses all content, interactive learning resources and features support tutorials.

  • Library facilities at both the Sydney (Haymarket) and Brisbane (Fortitude Valley) campuses providing extensive information for students, staff and researchers. Outside of library hours, students can access library resources for each subject through the LMS.

  • Careers Service assists students in identifying their future career direction and the actions they need to take whilst studying that will give them the best chance of success when they complete their studies and transition into work.

  • The Student Assistance Program (SAP) is a free, voluntary, confidential, and independent counselling service provided by registered and qualified psychologists and social workers. It is provided free to all students and can be access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Students with English as a second language (ESL) are provided support to ensure everyone is able to participate fairly in their study.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

  • New South Wales: Sydney
  • Queensland: Fortitude Valley

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Associate Degree of Business (Event Management) from Martin Higher Education.

Specialising in event management at this level provides graduates with valuable skills in event management, knowledge and relevant industry experience. Event management leads to a variety of career opportunities across a number of industries.

  • Event Manager
  • Event Coordinator
  • Event Executive
  • Venue Coordinator
  • Event Planner
  • Exhibition Planner
  • Venue Manager
  • Functions Coordinator
  • Exhibition Coordinator
  • Communications and Events Coordinator
  • Function Manager
  • Conference and Events Assistant (Resort)
  • Event Administrative Assistant
  • Event Operations Assistant
  • Sports Event Coordinator
  • Wedding Planner

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Martin Higher Education courses can be paid for upfront, or, you may be eligible to receive a FEE-HELP loan for this degree, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. Enquire now for more information and to see if you meet eligibility criteria.

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

This course can be paid for through the 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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