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From event planning to event analyst, from exhibition to sporting festivals, Events is a unique blend of skills that can be used in a number of settings. TAFE NSW courses always include work on real events so you can ensure your career is fine-tuned and you make the best industry connections.

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There are a number of different types of event management jobs and the events workforce services a range of industries. This means you can specialise in an area you’re passionate about like sporting events, corporate events, or wedding event management.

Studying event management for a career can take you all over the world. Like hospitality and tourism, event management is a global industry, so the skills you learn are relevant and transferrable no matter where life takes you.

We provide a range of courses to help you start an exciting career in events or take your expertise to the next level.

Take an entry level Certificate III in Events course to get your event career underway. Alternatively, completing a Diploma in Event Management or Advanced Diploma in Event Management you will help you build a suite of practical skills for a range of event management jobs like wedding planner or event manager.

When you study event management at TAFE NSW, you learn essential job skills like how to:

  • Manage event staging, sponsorship and operations
  • Lead and manage people
  • Analyse and respond to event and client needs
  • Manage finances within a budget

You also develop your communication, interpersonal and organisational skills so you are prepared for a range of event management jobs including event coordinator and wedding event management.

Graduates of event management courses go onto roles such as:

  • Conference or event coordinator
  • Event manager
  • Event or exhibition planner
  • Conference or exhibition manager
  • Event director or producer
  • Function coordinator or manager
  • Venue manager
  • Wedding planner
  • Festival project coordinator

The Certificate III in Events is a great place to learn the essential skills the industry demands, while gaining an understanding of ‘on the day’ event operations.

From there you can progress to the diploma and advanced diploma courses to learn and refine leadership and management skills, and conceive, plan, stage and manage a range of different types of events.

Event professionals are employed in many different industries. In Australia, most work in business support services, arts and recreation services, and hospitality.1

The number of people working as conference and event organisers grew strongly over last 5 years from 25,800 in 2014 to 40,300 in 2019. This growth is expected to continue over the next few years with 46,900 event management jobs in Australia forecast by 2024.2

1 https://joboutlook.gov.au/occupations/conference-and-event-organisers?occupationCode=1493
2 https://joboutlook.gov.au/occupations/conference-and-event-organisers?occupationCode=1493

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What job opportunities could an event management course lead to?

Studying an event management course at TAFE NSW can lead to many career path opportunities in the events industry, from business management events, organising live music shows to developing campaigns and managing some of the country's best loved brands. The events industry is booming and qualified event managers are in demand right across the world.

TAFE NSW offers a wide range of courses at a number of levels to suit your needs. Our event management courses are designed to provide you with practical knowledge and skills that allow you to create the most outstanding events in any range of settings, from hospitality, tourism and travel, sport to cultural and community sectors. You’ll learn all the industry skills on how to prepare and plan event proposals, how to select the perfect venue and so many more.

Qualifications in event management and planning can lead to a job as:

  • a wedding planner
  • event manager
  • sponsorship manager
  • staging coordinator