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Diploma of Event Management

National Course Code: SIT50316


The nationally recognised Diploma of Event Management will give you the full spectrum of skills and knowledge you need to succeed as an events coordinator. Learn to confidently coordinate events, grow your interpersonal skills and choose your events specialty with this engaging TAFE NSW course.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Respond to event needs and 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


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Organisation and efficiency
  • Collaboration and interpersonal skills
  • Initiative, flexibility and a positive attitude
  • Attention to detail


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally accredited qualification at Diploma level
  • Strong pathways to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • Conference coordinator
  • Event or exhibition planner
  • Event sales coordinator
  • Festival project coordinator
  • Function coordinator
  • Staging coordinator


Expand your opportunities with these further study options:

  • Advanced Diploma of Events Management
  • Diploma of Hospitality Management
  • Diploma of Tourism
  • Diploma of Business

This course is superseded.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.


This course is currently available at 13 campus locations across NSW and online. Enquire now for other locations.

Course details

People who are successful in this industry:

  • Love working with people
  • Have great communication skills
  • Are highly organised and efficient
  • Have initiative, flexibility and a positive attitude
  • Have attention to detail
  • Take pride in their work

Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned and to identify the knowledge or skills that may need further development. In this course you will undertake:

  • Knowledge assessments: quizzes, short answer, extended response, research tasks and case studies
  • Practical skills assessments: working on real events
  • A portfolio of work that contributes toward assessments
  • Advance your existing skills and knowledge with the Diploma of Event Management, youll learn to work at a mid-weight coordinator level and make some operational decisions
  • Master your studies with the Advanced Diploma of Event Management and gain the skills and experience you need to succeed in a leadership role

Depending on your campus location and local partnerships with TAFE NSW, you may have the opportunity to participate in excursions that take you behind the scenes in the events industry. There may be an opportunity to work with charity and voluntary events.

Depending on your campus location and local partnerships with TAFE NSW, you may have the opportunity to participate in real events as well as a range of structured activities that allow you to practice your skills. These include:

  • Managing an event from start to finish
  • Event registrations
  • Production schedules
  • Creative collaboration
  • Social media and marketing activities
  • Managing financial budgets
  • Hazard management and risk control
  • Regulatory requirements

Depending on your campus location, you may have the opportunity to collaborate and work on real local events.

You will have access to industry specific computer rooms, event relevant software, studios, study and presentation areas, as well as the general student facilities available at most TAFE NSW campuses.

Student facilities, amenities and support services include:

  • 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
  • Studiosity - online access to a tutor

Event and conference organisers work in a range of industries all over Australia. According to the Australian Government Job Outlook, the number of conference and event organisers employed in Australia has grown significantly over the last five years from 25,800 in 2014 to 40,300 in 2019.

The Diploma of Event Management equips you with a range of transferrable skills you can use in any industry. Get an edge over the competition with skills including leadership, planning and strategic thinking, time management, communication and interpersonal skills, budget and risk management, marketing and social media.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • VET Student Loans Available
  • Combination, Online, Virtual classroom off campus
  • Full Time, Part Time, Variable
  • Study Online

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