International Course Info

Course code:


Course fee:

A$13,410 - A$14,750


1 Year


The Advanced Diploma of Event Management strengthens your events skills and builds your leadership and strategic capabilities to work in senior events management roles like conference manager, event director or event producer and venue manager.

Build your industry knowledge, develop your ability to multi-task and problem solve, refine your events administration and operational skills, and learn to nurture business relationships.

This qualification provides a pathway to work in event operations in tourism and travel, hospitality, sport, or the cultural and community sectors. You might find yourself working for event management companies, event venues, or with organisations that run their own events.


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Through theory and practical course work you will learn to:

  • Research event trends and determine event feasibility
  • Lead and manage people
  • Develop workplace policy and procedures
  • Establish and maintain a work health and safety system
  • Research and comply with regulatory requirements
  • Develop and manage quality customer service practices
  • Embrace innovation and continuous improvement


Build your experience and get practical skills in:

  • Developing and implementing event management plans and marketing strategies
  • Preparing and monitoring budgets
  • Developing event concepts
  • Managing risk
  • Managing event staging components


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


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:

Location Requirements:

  • At TAFE NSW Ultimo it is recommended you apply for a package with Diploma of Event Management. If you have prior education or work experience in the event management industry and want to apply for a direct entry into the Advanced Diploma of Event Management you will be invited to a pre-entry interview, which will also include a short questionnaire. This process helps determine the learner’s suitability and factors in the learner’s work and life experiences.

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

  • Want to progress your career in event management
  • Enjoy working with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Have interpersonal skills that can be used to enhance client relationships
  • Can work to tight deadlines
  • Are organised and have time management skills
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Have intermediate literacy and numeracy skills
  • Have good computing skills

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


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.

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LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Ultimo Feb A$13,410
Wollongong Feb A$13,410
LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$14,750
Wollongong Feb A$14,750


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, simulated workplaces, 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
  • LinkedIn Learning - an online resource which 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 24 units must be completed.
  • 17 core units
  • 7 elective units, consisting of 4 units from the list below 3 units from the list below, elsewhere in the SIT Training Package or any other Training Package or accredited course.
  • Core Units
  • BSBOPS504 Manage business risk
  • BSBSTR601 Manage innovation and continuous improvement
  • BSBSUS511 Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability
  • BSBWRT411 Write complex documents
  • SITEEVT026 Manage event production components
  • SITEEVT029 Research event industry trends and practice
  • SITEEVT030 Develop event concepts
  • SITEEVT031 Determine event feasibility
  • SITEEVT032 Develop and implement event management plans
  • SITXCCS016 Develop and manage quality customer service practices
  • SITXFIN010 Prepare and monitor budgets
  • SITXGLC002 Identify and manage legal risks and comply with law
  • SITXHRM009 Lead and manage people
  • SITXMGT005 Establish and conduct business relationships
  • SITXMGT006 Manage projects
  • SITXMPR014 Develop and implement marketing strategies
  • SITXWHS008 Establish and maintain a work health and safety system
  • SITXCOM010 Manage conflict
  • BSBTEC501 Develop and implement an e-commerce strategy
  • SITEEVT024 Develop conference and event programs
  • SITEEVT025 Select event venues and sites
  • SITEEVT028 Manage on-site event operations
  • SITEEVT034 Develop crowd management plans
  • SITXHRM010 Recruit, select and induct staff
  • SITXHRM011 Manage volunteers
  • BSBOPS601 Develop and implement business plans
  • BSBTWK503 Manage meetings
  • SITXMPR015 Obtain and manage sponsorship
  • SITXMPR016 Prepare and present proposals
  • SITXFIN008 Interpret financial information
  • SITXMGT004 Monitor work operations


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TAFE NSW is here to create exceptional learner experiences and provide quality, personalised services to make sure you achieve your goals.

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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.

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.