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Offering Info

Diploma of Event Management

  • National Course Code: SIT50316
  • TAFE NSW code: SIT50316-01V01-20HAM-202

Location – Hamilton

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

17.1 Hours per week

Duration

36 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
  • VET Student Loans Available

Course Details

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

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through theory and practical course work, you will learn to:

  • Analyse and respond to event needs
  • 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 YOUR TALENT

Stand out in the job market by developing a range of key soft skills, including:

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

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will provide 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

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your events expertise to the next level with:

  • Advanced Diploma of Events Management
  • Diploma of Hospitality Management
  • Diploma of Tourism
  • Diploma of Business (or similar)

INDUSTRY DEMAND

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.

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 knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol in this course now.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

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

  • An interest in the event industry
  • A desire to progress your career in event management
  • Intermediate literacy and numeracy skills
  • Good computing skills with experience using the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Great written and verbal communication skills

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

While work placement is not compulsory there are many opportunities offered for volunteer work across a variety of local events.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you have:

  • adequate computer skills, including knowledge of internet and email use

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • to complete the required 20 units of competency

INFORMATION SESSIONS
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a full time course. You will need to attend approximately 16.1 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 1 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 11.1 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, research and assignment preparation.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • are wishing to change career, re-enter the workforce or school leavers interested in getting a job within the events industry. This qualification is a good taster for the Events industry and may lead graduates into a pathway in Conferencing or Event Staging and Operations.
  • are interested in gaining essential skills, meeting with guest speakers, participate in industry excursions, visit event venues and gain underpinning knowledge.
  • want to gain hands on and practical industry experience from professionals. You will explore work operations, event staging and venues , finance management, compliance, work health and safety, project planning and gain knowledge of event management processes and a broad range of skills to conceive, plan and stage events.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

  • Library services on campus, Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm
  • Disability and Counselling Services on campus

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9.00am to 3.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE

This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.

To complete your VET Student Loan application, you will need to provide:

  • Your Tax File Number (TFN). If you dont have a TFN, click here for information on how to apply for one. You can complete your loan application with a Certificate of Application for a TFN, but must provide your TFN as soon as it is issued. If you dont provide your TFN before your first census day, you will need to pay the tuition fees for that unit of study.
  • Your Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN) ). If you have previously accessed a loan via the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), either at TAFE or university, you will already have a CHESSN. You must use the same CHESSN whenever you access a student loan. If you dont have CHESSN, we will allocate one on your behalf.
To be eligible for a VET Student Loan, you will need to be assessed as academically suitable to undertake high level VET study. You will need to provide:
  • A copy of your Australian Year 12 Certificate; OR
  • A copy of a certificate showing that you have been awarded a qualification at level 4 or above in the Australian Qualifications Framework (where the language of instruction was English). If you previously completed a Certificate IV or higher qualification at TAFE NSW, just let us know where and when you studied in your application; OR
  • Display competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy through an approved Language, Literacy and Numeracy test. We will let you know if this is required once you apply.
If you intend to apply for a VET Student Loan, its important you know your student obligations.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:

A TAFE polo will be provided to students and students are expected to wear black trousers / knee length skirt with enclosed black shoes.

Find out more about VET Student Loans

Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course.

The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed above. Fees are charged on the census day for each Unit of Study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
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
SITXMGT001 Monitor work operations
SITXMGT002 Establish and conduct business relationships
SITXMGT003 Manage projects
SITXWHS002 Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks
SITXHRM003 Lead and manage people
Elective Units
Number Title
SITEEVT002 Process and monitor event registrations
SITEEVT005 Plan in-house events or functions
SITEEVT006 Develop conference programs
SITEEVT007 Select event venues and sites
SITXCOM005 Manage conflict
SITXFIN002 Interpret financial information
SITXGLC001 Research and comply with regulatory requirements
SITXHRM005 Manage volunteers
SITXMPR006 Obtain and manage sponsorship

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Hamilton
91 Parry Street, Newcastle West
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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