This Diploma of Event Management has been developed with a strong focus on experiential learning at festivals, conferences, and stadium productions. Students work closely with industry experts to gain the skills and knowledge needed to create, develop, and stage special events while coordinating a team in an efficient and productive manner.
Career opportunities, include:
- community and music festival coordinator/manager
- venue and venue services coordinator/manager
- concert and touring production coordinator/manager
- professional conference organiser
- event contractor and supply company employee
- fundraising manager (events) in not-for-profit organisations
- event sales coordinator
Pathways to further study:
- SIT60222 Advanced Diploma of Event Management, or an advanced diploma or degree program in a variety of disciplines.
Studying the Diploma of Event Management at Holmesglen
Students are involved with the production of the Victorian State Schools Spectacular, held annually at Melbourne Arena, as well as large scale cultural events, including:
local government major community events
the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
major exhibitions, trade shows and conferences
the VineHop Festival,
the Seven Sisters Festival.
Students 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 domestic and international travel throughout your studies.
This course ensures learners have the creative production skills that are a vital addition to an event professional's skills base.
After successful completion of the course, learners will have developed contacts and obtained valuable experience that can open 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, the Australian Open, the Melbourne Cup Carnival, White Night, and at major music festivals, business conferences and venues.
3 days per week and some weekends
To receive this qualification, you must complete 20 units in total, comprising of 11 core units and 9 elective units. Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications.
If learners have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this course.
||Incorporate creative and technical needs into management processes
||Source and use information on the events industry
||Plan in-house events
||Manage finances within a budget
||Enhance customer service experiences
||Plan and implement sales activities
||Administer event registrations
||Prepare and present proposals
||Manage event production components
||Manage on-site event operations
||Produce computer-aided drawings
||Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks
||Identify and manage legal risks and comply with law
||Coordinate marketing activities
||Manage front of house services
||Establish and conduct business relationships
||Develop conference and event programs
||Lead and manage people
||Recruit, select and induct staff
||Provide First Aid
| Code || Name |
|CUAPPM513||Incorporate creative and technical needs into management processes|
|SITEEVT020||Source and use information on the events industry|
|SITEEVT023||Plan in-house events|
|SITXFIN009||Manage finances within a budget|
|SITXCCS015||Enhance customer service experiences|
|SITXMPR011||Plan and implement sales activities|
|SITEEVT021||Administer event registrations|
|SITXMPR016||Prepare and present proposals|
|SITEEVT026||Manage event production components|
|SITEEVT028||Manage on-site event operations|
|CUAACD312||Produce computer-aided drawings|
|SITXWHS006||Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks|
|SITXGLC002||Identify and manage legal risks and comply with law|
|SITXMPR012||Coordinate marketing activities|
|CUAFOH511||Manage front of house services|
|SITXMGT005||Establish and conduct business relationships|
|SITEEVT024||Develop conference and event programs|
|SITXHRM009||Lead and manage people|
|SITXHRM010||Recruit, select and induct staff|
|HLTAID011||Provide First Aid|
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.
VCE or equivalent, or
mature age (at least 18 years of age)
obtain a volunteer Working with Children Check
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview.
COVID-19 vaccination requirements
Please refer to our coronavirus update page to view current vaccine requirements.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to reduce the number of units to be studied in 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
On completion of the course, you will be awarded the SIT50322 Diploma of Event Management.
Connections with industry
The events industry is all about hands-on, practical experience. Holmesglen was recognised nationally, winning the coveted 'Best Achievement in Event Education or Training Program' for 2019 at the Australian Event Industry Awards in Perth. This was based on our teaching and delivery program, which is highly experiential and includes hands-on, practical experiences in a real industry environment.
How to apply
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|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
*Mandatory Materials and Activities fees are still payable by all students including students who may be eligible for Government subsidised fees. Materials and Activities fees are not covered by VET Student Loans.
**Additional costs may also apply for course consumable and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses. To view the additional costs that apply for each course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession
VET Student Loans are available to eligible student to pay for tuition fees for this course. Read more about VET Student Loans.