National code: SIT50316

Diploma of Event Management

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Overview About this course

Gain the practical skills and knowledge you need to succeed as a qualified events coordinator in a growing and dynamic industry. You’ll learn to confidently coordinate events, strengthen your interpersonal skills and choose your events specialty in this diverse and dynamic industry.

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Analyse and respond to event needs

  • Develop production schedules

  • Lead and manage people

  • Manage event staging, sponsorship and operations

  • Manage finances within a budget

  • Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks

Course outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Practical event experience Participation in excursions where possible, that take you behind the scenes in the events industry

  • Possible opportunities to volunteer with charity events

  • Development of soft skills to help you excel, such as high-level concept thinking, problem-solving and conflict resolution theory

  • Pathways to management positions or starting your own business

  • Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • An interest in the event industry

  • A desire to progress your career in event management

  • The capability to work well with people and in teams

  • Intermediate literacy and numeracy skills

  • Good computing skills with experience using the Microsoft Office Suite

  • Great written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrated time management skills

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Conference coordinator, Event or exhibition planner, Event sales coordinator, Festival project coordinator, Function coordinator and Staging coordinator


NSW Liquor and Gaming regulations require students to be at least 18 years old if they undertake units that involve the service of alcohol and/or gaming operations. You need to be at least 18 years old to complete these electives: Provide responsible service of alcohol (RSA) and Provide responsible gambling services (RCG).

Students who complete the RSA and RCG electives will receive a competency card from NSW Liquor and Gaming allowing you to serve or supply alcohol and/or work with gaming machines.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 3 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Diploma of Event Management does not have any post-graduate courses.

Related study 2 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Diploma of Event Management qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 20 Units of competency, including 11 core and 9 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Source and use information on the events industry SITEEVT001

  • Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks SITXWHS002

  • Manage on-site event operations SITEEVT010

  • Manage projects SITXMGT003

TAFE NSW services Facilities and support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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