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Diploma of Event Management

  • Qualification:


  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    1 year full time; 2 years part time

  • Start date:

    3 intake dates each year – enquire now!

  • Awarded by:

    William Blue College of Hospitality Management at Torrens University Australia

  • Location:


  • Career Outcomes:

    Event Manager | Event Coordinator | Exhibition Planner | Meeting Coordinator | View all

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What you'll learn

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About this course

If you've got a flair for creating experiences that excite, and an eye for detail, then it's time to consider a career in events.

This Diploma of Event Management has been designed to equip you with the well-rounded skills base you need to excel in the fast-paced world of events planning.

Delivered online or via blended learning (online and on campus) through William Blue College of Hospitality Management, the course teaches you how to plan and stage a successful event from start to finish.

You'll cover important business skills like sales and marketing, risk management and HR while expanding your knowledge of key events concepts like selecting a venue, coordinating service, sticking to a budget and timeline, and meeting client expectations.

If you're after a career that's in demand, full of opportunity and never dull, then enquire about the Diploma of Event Management now!

Workload and assessment

In order to succeed in your studies, each subject in this course requires a minimum of 10 study hours per week.

Assessments for this course may take a variety of forms, including:

  • Practical demonstration and observation
  • Reflective journal/blog
  • Report/essay
  • Process/research documentation
  • Individual self-directed major project


To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Have successfully completed Year 12, or equivalent; OR
  • Possess documented, broadly relevant work experience; OR
  • Have completed or partially completed formal or informal study; OR
  • Present a written submission demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success

All students are also required to demonstrate sufficient competency in English.

Areas of study

In this event management course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Event marketing, sponsorship and relationship management
  • Introduction to event, risk and compliance
  • Customer experience management
  • Introduction to tourism, hospitality and events
  • Marketing fundamentals
  • Understanding people and organisations
  • Business communications
Torrens University Australia Torrens University Australia brings together some of the country’s most regarded tertiary institutes across industries like business, design, public health, hospitality, and sports management.

Studying with Torrens means learning from the industry’s best and brightest minds through cutting-edge syllabuses and small classroom environments. By becoming a Torrens student, you will not only have access to Torrens’ state-of-the-art campuses across the nation, you’ll also get to leverage Torrens status as a Laureate International University, and be able to access a global network of over 70 universities across 25 countries.

Torrens schools include; APM College of Business and Communication, Australasian College of Natural Therapies, Chifley Business School, Media Design School, Real Madrid Graduate School, Southern School of Natural Therapies and William Blue College of Hospitality.
Torrens Dynamic Online Learning mode means you can study at your own pace. By providing you with on-demand access to course materials and content, you can study when you want, where you want.

Torrens also runs Touch-Point weekend sessions that allow you to hear from industry professionals, chat to lecturers and expand your network.

Torrens students will also have access to Torrens Success Coaches, who will help you align your strengths and learning with your goals. From the moment you are admitted to your course, a Success Coach will be available to help you successfully navigate the educational landscape and build your personal and professional skills.

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 (The Rocks)

You can also choose to study this course entirely online, or online with some on-campus components (blended learning).

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Diploma of Event Management from William Blue College of Hospitality Management at Torrens University Australia.

The event management industry is vast and varied, as are the career opportunities afforded to graduates of this course. Whether you want to explore conference and conventions planning, steer successful product launches or cut your teeth in the world of music festivals, there is no shortage of choice.

This course also acts as a pathway into the Associate Degree of Event Management or the Bachelor of Event Management.

  • Event Manager
  • Event Coordinator
  • Exhibition Planner
  • Meeting Coordinator
  • Conference Coordinator
  • Functions Coordinator

Payment options & support

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's FEE-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

Torrens also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants, including the Vice Chancellor Scholarship and the Regional/Remote Access and Indigenous Access Scholarship.

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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