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The dual Diploma of Event Management and Certificate III in Live Production and Services has been developed with a strong focus on industry placements at festivals and stadium productions.
You will work very closely with industry experts to gain the skills and knowledge you need to create, develop and stage special events while managing your team in an efficient and productive manner.
With events, it's all about the hands-on, practical experience and Holmesglen's events department is a recent winner of the 'Best Education/Training Program' at the Australian Event Awards and the Victorian Training Awards.
Our students are tasked with the production of the Victorian State Schools Spectacular, held annually at Hisense Arena, as well as large scale cultural events, including:
- White Night Festival,
- Melbourne International Comedy Festival,
- Christmas Festival of Lights,
- Adelaide Fringe Festival,
- Melbourne Cup Carnival.
You may also get the opportunity to work on delivering major community festivals with local government partners and get backstage access to various sites through a number of local, and interstate events. There are also opportunities for international travel throughout your studies.
With the integrated Certificate III in Live Production and Services, this course ensures you have the creative production skills that are a vital addition to an event professional's skills base.
After successful completion of the course, you will have developed the contacts and obtained the valuable experience that can open the doors to a successful career in event management. Holmesglen graduates have gone on to work for events such as the St Kilda Festival, Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, Australian Open, Melbourne Cup Carnival, White Night, major music festivals, business conferences and venues
“I still remain in contact with all of my teachers from Holmesglen. They continue to be a great source of advice, direction and encouragement. The learning doesn’t end when you get your Diploma and at Holmesglen neither does the support.”
Lisa Van Der Poel, Diploma of Event Management/Cert III Live Production Services graduate
“The learning was real, hands on and 100% relevant to the current events industry. There is so much you can learn in the classroom and from study material, but nothing beats implementing that on the ground and being part of the team running an actual event. Holmesglen offered both in perfect balance.”
Diploma of Event Management/Cert III Live Production graduate
To receive this dual qualification you must complete 17 core units and 18 elective units.
Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry experts and qualified trainers.
If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this course.
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards
Source and use information on the events industry
Coordinate on-site event registrations
Manage event staging components
Manage on-site event operations
Enhance customer service experiences
Manage finances within a budget
Establish and conduct business relationships
Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks
Process and monitor event registrations
Plan in-house events or functions
Develop conference programs
Select event venues and sites
Research and comply with regulatory requirements
Coordinate marketing activities
Obtain and manage sponsorship
- VCE or equivalent; or
- Mature age (at least 18 years of age)
- Smart presentation and grooming
- Strong customer focus and organisational skills
- Good communication skills and the ability to work well under pressure and within a team - environment
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION
After completing this course, you will receive the SIT50316 Diploma of Event Management and the CUA30415 Certificate III in Live Production Services.
After achieving the SIT50316 Diploma of Event Management, you can continue your studies with the SIT60216 Advanced Diploma of Event Management, or an advanced diploma or degree program in a variety of disciplines.
- Community and music festivals coordinator/manager
- Venue and venue services coordinator/manager
- Concerts and touring productions coordinator/manager
- Professional conference organiser
- Event contractor and supply company employee
- Fundraising manager (events) for not for profit organisations
How to apply
Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.
Apply through VTAC for the February intake for full-time study.
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Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire course.
These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
VET Student Loans are available to eligible students to pay for tuition fees for this course. Read more about VET Student Loans.
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