This Diploma of Event Management has been developed with a strong focus on experiential learning at festivals, conferences and stadium productions. Learners will work very 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 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) in not for profit organisations
- event sales coordinator
Pathways to further study:
- SIT60216 Advanced Diploma of Event Management
Studying the Diploma of Event Management
The events industry is all about hands-on, practical experience and Holmesglen has been nationally recognised by winning the coveted 'Best Achievement in Event Education or Training Program' for 2019 at the Australian Event Industry Awards. This was based on our teaching and delivery program which is highly experiential and includes hands on, practical experiences in a real industry environment.
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
- Melbourne Cup Carnival.
- major exhibitions, trade shows and conferences
- VineHop Festival,
- 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 also ensures students have the creative production skills that are a vital addition to an event professional's skills base.
After successful completion of the course, students 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
To receive this qualification learners must complete 11 core units and 9 elective units.
Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry experts.
If learners have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this course.
||Source and use information on the events industry
||Develop event concepts
||Develop basic lighting skills and knowledge
||Incorporate creative and technical needs into management processes
||Develop basic audio skills and knowledge
||Plan in-house events or functions
||Use a computerised reservations or operations system
||Coordinate on-site event registrations
||Establish and conduct business relationships
||Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks
||Manage finances within a budget
||Manage event staging components
||Manage on-site event operations
||Monitor work operations
||Lead and manage people
||Coordinate marketing activities
||Enhance customer service experiences
||Develop conference programs
| Code || Name |
|SITEEVT001||Source and use information on the events industry|
|SITEEVT012||Develop event concepts|
|CUALGT201||Develop basic lighting skills and knowledge|
|CUAPPM503||Incorporate creative and technical needs into management processes|
|CUASOU201||Develop basic audio skills and knowledge|
|SITEEVT005||Plan in-house events or functions|
|SITTTSL010||Use a computerised reservations or operations system|
|SITEEVT003||Coordinate on-site event registrations|
|SITXMGT002||Establish and conduct business relationships|
|SITXWHS002||Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks|
|SITXFIN003||Manage finances within a budget|
|SITEEVT008||Manage event staging components|
|SITEEVT010||Manage on-site event operations|
|SITXMGT001||Monitor work operations|
|SITXHRM003||Lead and manage people|
|SITXMPR004||Coordinate marketing activities|
|SITXCCS007||Enhance customer service experiences|
|SITEEVT006||Develop conference programs|
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.
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
On completion of all units in this course you will graduate with the SIT50316 Diploma of Event Management.
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 consumables 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 may apply to your 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.