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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 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.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, 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


Build your experience and get practical skills in:

  • 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


Develop the qualities you need to get ahead in this industry:

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


This qualification could help you prepare for roles like:

  • Conference Coordinator
  • Event or Exhibition Coordinator
  • Event or Exhibition Planner
  • Event Sales Coordinator
  • Festival Project Coordinator
  • Function Coordinator
  • Staging Coordinator
  • Venue Coordinator


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 have:

  • 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$14,160
Northern Beaches Feb , Jul A$14,160
Ryde Feb , Jul A$14,160
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$14,160
LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Hamilton Feb , Jul A$14,160
Northern Beaches Feb , Jul A$14,160
Ryde Feb , Jul A$14,160
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$14,160


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


TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the resources, counselling and facilities to support you while you are studying.

We offer a range of support services including: 

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


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.
  • 13 core units
  • 7 elective units, consisting of 4 units from Group A, 3 units from Group A, Group B, elsewhere in the SIT Training Package, or any other current Training Package or accredited course.
  • Core Units
  • SITEEVT020 - Source and use information on the events industry
  • SITEEVT026 - Manage event production components
  • SITEEVT028 - Manage on-site event operations
  • SITXCCS015 - Enhance customer service experiences
  • SITXFIN009 - Manage finances within a budget
  • SITXHRM009 - Lead and manage people
  • SITXHRM010 - Recruit, select and induct staff
  • SITXMGT005 - Establish and conduct business relationships
  • SITXMGT006 - Manage projects
  • SITXMPR011 - Plan and implement sales activities
  • SITXMPR012 - Coordinate marketing activities
  • SITXMPR016 - Prepare and present proposals
  • SITXWHS006 - Identify hazards assess and control safety risks
  • SITEEVT021 - Administer event registrations
  • SITEEVT023 - Plan in-house events
  • SITEEVT024 - Develop conference and event programs
  • SITEEVT025 - Select event venues and sites
  • SITXCCS017 - Use a computerised booking system
  • SITXCOM009 - Address protocol requirements
  • SITXHRM011 - Manage volunteers
  • SITXMPR015 - Obtain and manage sponsorship
  • SIRXOSM002 - Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms
  • SIRXOSM006 - Develop and manage social media and online strategies
  • BSBTEC301 - Design and produce business documents


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:

At TAFE NSW Ultimo

  • If you apply for a package of Diploma of Event Management and Advanced Diploma of Event Management you will receive credits towards the Advanced Diploma of Event Management. These credits will not reduce the duration of the Advanced Diploma of Event Management.


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.

TAFE NSW allows for two or more courses to be packaged together, either to meet the prerequisite requirements for a course or to plan your studies around your career goals. You can submit a single TAFE NSW application form and will be able to apply for one Student Visa for the full duration of the package.