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1 Year


The Diploma of Event Management will strengthen your event skills and knowledge and prepare you for an exciting career as an event or conference coordinator, festival project coordinator, or function coordinator in a diverse global events industry.

Learn a range of management, budget and event-specific skills including conflict resolution, effective communication, concept thinking and problem solving. Understand how to choose appropriate venues and learn project management and planning strategies to help you succeed.

When you study a Diploma of Event Management with TAFE NSW, you will gain a broad range of skills to cover all aspects of running an event and have the opportunity to specialise in conferences or community events.

**This qualification is superseded.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**


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Through theory and practical course work you will learn to:

  • Lead and manage people
  • Establish and conduct business relationships
  • Manage finances and work within a budget
  • Analyse event needs
  • Manage event sponsorship
  • Enhance customer service experiences
  • Manage event staging components and on-site operations
  • Source and use information on the events industry


TAFE NSW is known for delivering theory along with practical learning. You will strengthen your practical skills in event management including:

  • Managing an event from start to completion
  • Event registrations
  • Production schedules
  • Creative collaboration
  • Social media and marketing activities
  • Hazard management and risk control
  • Meeting regulatory requirements


Stand out in a global job market by developing a range of key soft skills that equip you with the confidence to work in a variety of event settings with colleagues, clients and customers:

  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Organisation and time management skills
  • Collaborative spirit
  • Initiative, flexibility and a positive attitude
  • Attention to detail and pride in work


The global events industry generated more than AU$1.5 billion in 2018, and it is predicted to top AU$3.3 billion by 2026.

Corporate events and seminars held the highest market share in 2018, accounting for a quarter of all events that year. These types of events are expected to continue to lead the market to 2026.

Asia (in particular India and China) is expected to provide the largest opportunity for growth due to changing lifestyles and the corporate outlook in these regions.

Current global trends in event management include:

  • Audience engagement
  • Sustainability
  • Improving diversity
  • Leveraging technology
  • Tailoring services to the individual


When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledgeand skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

Academic Requirements:

English Language Requirements:

Additional Requirements:

  • The NSW Liquor and Gaming regulations require students to be 18 years of age or older if they are undertaking units that involve the service of alcohol and/or gaming operations.

TAFE NSW makes every effort to ensure your Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) needs are met. The level of support you need may be assessed via a review of your LLN skills with written tasks and a one-on-one interview. If you need to strengthen your LLN skills, an individual training plan will be created with you.

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you:

  • Want to progress your career in event management
  • Enjoy working with people
  • Have intermediate literacy and numeracy skills
  • Have good computing skills with experience using the Microsoft Office suite
  • Have good written and verbal communication skills
  • Have demonstrated time management skills

The 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 the electives below:


  • Provide responsible service of alcohol (RSA)
  • 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.


From mountains to oceans, from cities to country towns, international students can choose from a range of courses offered at multiple campus locations across the state. Experience our vibrant spaces such as libraries, cafes and gyms as well as places you can network and socialise.

Learn more about TAFE NSW study locations

LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Hamilton Feb , Jul A$12,880
Northern Beaches Feb , Jul A$12,880
Ryde Feb , Jul A$12,880
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$12,880
Wollongong Feb A$12,880
LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Hamilton Feb , Jul A$12,880
Northern Beaches Feb , Jul A$12,880
Ryde Feb , Jul A$12,880
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$12,880
Wollongong Feb A$12,880


Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.


TAFE NSW offers you a range of on campus study environments you will have access to industry specific computer rooms, study and presentation areas as well as general student facilities to enhance your learning and student experience.

Student facilities, amenities and support services include:

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor


To receive this course students must complete all core units and a range of Additional units. 

Note: Additional units may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit at that location. TAFE NSW does not guarantee that speciality units listed will be offered at each location and semester. You will receive your timetable from the teaching section on commencement and speciality units offered will be provided at that time.

  • Packaging Rules 20 units must be completed
  • 11 core units 9 elective units consisting of 4 units from Group A, 2 units from Group A or Group B
  • 3 units from Group A, Group B, elsewhere in the SIT Training Package any other current training package or accredited course.
  • Core Units
  • SITEEVT001 Source and use information on the events industry
  • SITEEVT003 Coordinate on-site event registrations
  • SITEEVT008 Manage event staging components
  • SITEEVT010 Manage on-site event operations
  • SITXCCS007 Enhance customer service experiences
  • SITXFIN003 Manage finances within a budget
  • SITXHRM003 Lead and manage people
  • SITXMGT001 Monitor work operations
  • SITXMGT002 Establish and conduct business relationships
  • SITXMGT003 Manage projects
  • SITXWHS002 Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks
  • CUAEVP501 Coordinate the installation and dismantling of exhibitions
  • CUAPPM411 Compile production schedules
  • CUAPPM412 Organise and facilitate rehearsals
  • CUAPPM503 Incorporate creative and technical needs into management processes
  • CUAPPM504 Manage bump in and bump out of shows
  • CUASMT503 Develop and maintain production documents
  • SITEEVT002 Process and monitor event registrations
  • SITEEVT005 Plan in-house events or functions
  • SITEEVT006 Develop conference programs
  • SITEEVT007 Select event venues and sites
  • SITEEVT009 Organise event infrastructure
  • SITTTSL005 Sell tourism products and services
  • SITTTSL006 Prepare quotations
  • SITTTSL008 Book supplier products and services
  • SITTTSL010 Use a computerised reservations or operations system
  • CPPDSM5027A Provide facilities and amenities for property users
  • CUAFOH501 Manage front of house services
  • BSBADM502 Manage meetings
  • BSBWRT401 Write complex documents
  • BSBCMM401 Make a presentation
  • SITXCOM004 Address protocol requirements
  • SITXCOM005 Manage conflict
  • SITXCRI001 Respond to a customer in crisis
  • BSBITU301 Create and use databases
  • BSBITU302 Create electronic presentations
  • BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
  • BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets
  • BSBEBU501 Investigate and design e-business solutions
  • SITXEBS002 Develop, implement and monitor the use of social media in a business
  • BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol
  • SITHFAB016 Provide advice on food
  • BSBFIA303 Process accounts payable and receivable
  • BSBFIA401 Prepare financial reports
  • SITXFIN002 Interpret financial information
  • SITXFIN004 Prepare and monitor budgets
  • BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
  • SITXGLC001 Research and comply with regulatory requirements
  • BSBDIV501 Manage diversity in the workplace
  • SITXHRM002 Roster staff
  • SITXHRM004 Recruit, select and induct staff
  • SITXHRM005 Manage volunteers
  • SITXHRM006 Monitor staff performance
  • BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan
  • BSBRSK501 Manage risk
  • BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning
  • CUACMP501 Manage copyright arrangements
  • BSBMKG401 Profile the market
  • BSBPUB402 Develop public relations campaigns
  • BSBREL401 Establish networks
  • BSBSMB403 Market the small business
  • SITXMPR001 Coordinate production of brochures and marketing materials
  • SITXMPR002 Create a promotional display or stand
  • SITXMPR003 Plan and implement sales activities
  • SITXMPR004 Coordinate marketing activities
  • SITXMPR006 Obtain and manage sponsorship
  • SITXMPR008 Prepare and present proposals
  • SITTPPD007 Research and analyse tourism data
  • SITTTSL003 Provide advice on international destinations
  • SITTTSL004 Provide advice on Australian destinations
  • SITTTSL007 Process reservations
  • SITTTSL009 Process travel-related documentation
  • SITXWHS003 Implement and monitor work health and safety practices


From certificates to diplomas, degrees to study packages, you can take your study further with us.


Build your expertise with a TAFE NSW Events Management study pathway:

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Plan your study around your life with a TAFE NSW study package. Our study packages allow for multiple courses to be packaged together that can lead you to a TAFE NSW or an Australian University Bachelor Degree with credits. This gives you a one stop shop by completing your applications for the whole package through TAFE NSW allowing you to apply for one student Visa for the full duration of the package.