Diploma of Event Management

  • Qualification:


  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    1 year full time; 2 years part time

  • Start date:

    3 intake dates each year – enquire now!

  • Awarded by:

    APM College of Business and Communication at Torrens University Australia

  • Location

    QLD | NSW

  • Career Outcomes:

    Event Coordinator | Conference Coordinator | Venue Coordinator | Event Planner | Meeting Coordinator | View All

Course Rundown

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 APM College of Business and Communications, 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

Diploma of Event Management


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.

What You’ll Learn

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

  • Customer experience management
  • Introduction to events
  • Marketing fundamentals
  • Understanding people and organisations
  • Business communications
  • Event concepts and design
  • Event management and operations
  • Event venue management

Why study with APM College of Business & Communications at Torrens University?

For over 25 years APM College of Business and Communications has been transforming school-leavers into industry-ready professionals!

APM places a strong emphasis on industry involvement to deliver practical business courses that offer students a distinct advantage upon graduation. APM offers recognition from industry for its courses in business, marketing, event management and more

As partners of Torrens University Australia (part of Laureate International Universities) you’ll be automatically connected with over 70 international education providers, including esteemed business schools. Enjoy the many benefits of learning at a dedicated business college and join thousands who have graduated from APM!

Student Support

APM College of Business and Communication offers their students the option to study online or on campus. Students wishing to enjoy the convenience of online study will receive full access to course materials on demand. Prefer traditional on campus learning? APM have you covered with their fully facilitated campuses and small classroom sizes, giving you the attention and support you need to thrive.

Dedicated Learning and Academic Skills (LAS) support staff are on hand help you be more effective in your study and build your skills. From writing essays and reports to goal setting and exam prep – they’ll guide you through it all (available online and on campus).

Feel like your part of a community when you join their Student Representative Council. The SRC regularly get together to talk about current issues, plan events, brainstorm ways to improve your learning experience and more.

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:

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

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Diploma of Event Management from APM College of Business and Communication 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.

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

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

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

Students can also pay fees upfront. Other payment options may also be available to eligible students. Enquire now to find out more!