Refine your event management skills and advance your career. Be part of the new wave of event production and deliver virtual, hybrid and face to face events. Specialise in planning and implementing events such as festivals, conferences and weddings.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Manage event production from start and finish, including budgets
Build industry networks and resources
Enhance the customer experience
Coordinate marketing and sales activities
Lead and manage people
Manage event legal and work, health and safety (WHS) requirements
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited qualification at Diploma level
Experience in planning and implementing real or simulated events
Techniques to build and maintain relationships with stakeholders, including clients, businesses, local government and suppliers
Opportunity to move across the industry to refine your management skills and to specialise in a particular area like festivals, conferences and weddings
Strong pathways to pursue further studies, management positions or starting your own business
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
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 a diverse range of people
Intermediate literacy and numeracy skills at a Year 12 level
Good computing skills with experience using the Microsoft Office Suite
Great communication and time management skills
TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.
This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.
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.
Our graduates go onto roles like: conference coordinator, event or exhibition planner, event sales coordinator, festival project coordinator, function or venue coordinator and event production coordinator.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Diploma of Event Management does not have any pre-requisite courses.
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.
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 13 core and 7 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.
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
Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home
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
On campus, online and blended study environments; at TAFE NSW your learning works with your lifestyle. Heart your favourites, compare courses and discover what works for you.