Fancy yourself a great host and superb organiser? Always one to ensure parties and functions run smoothly? Perhaps a career in event management is your calling. Play a significant role in the planning and delivery of both public and corporate events that have a real flair and meet client requirements and their goals and objectives. Get qualified with the Diploma of Event Management.

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Course Description

The Diploma of Event Management delivers the training and knowledge around how to co-ordinate events, functions and operations that you can easily transfer into real world events. Students learn how to apply event management processes, project management practices and ensure the smooth conduction of small and large-scale events.


  • Access to fully customised online learning platform, MyUpskilled
  • Access to the Student Support Services (Help desk) where students can receive support and assistance in the use of the LMS as well as any administration enquiries
  • Regular contact with their trainer via email, telephone and/or LMS communication tools
  • Trainer/Student Messaging System
  • Unlimited access to world leading video training provider
  • Access to Upskilled's Student Rewards Program


The online training program is our most popular delivery method and provides access to a fully customised e-learning environment, MyUpskilled. MyUpskilled includes powerpoint resources, reading materials, discussion boards, forums, access to assessments, resources, videos (including access to the video training library) and blogs. The course is conducted over a 12 month period with an expectation of submitting assessments each month.
Classroom and Blended delivery formats are also available, but subject to minimum numbers. Please contact our Education managers to find out more about our face-to-face options.


The Diploma of Event Management is suited to participants who possess a sufficient grasp of the English language, adequate levels of intelligence, and appropriate attitude and motivation to enable them to undertake the demands of a Diploma level qualification.

  • English language proficiency (Year 12 English or equivalent); OR
  • Obtain a Certificate IV before enrolling in a Diploma level qualification, OR
  • Demonstrate appropriate academic standing or workplace experience for the chosen qualification

Pathways Information

This Diploma of Events is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.

It is strongly recommended that those entering this qualification possess either a Certificate III, vocational experience in events, or vocational experience in a field such as business, creative industries, hospitality, sport, or travel and tourism. However, none of these pathways are mandatory.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you have studied previously, or have work experience that relates directly to your course, you may be exempt from one or more course components through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). If you feel you may be eligible for RPL, the first step is to familiarise yourself with the Course Credit Policy & Procedure (Recognition of Prior Learning) and complete an Application for RPL Assessment.


A student is deemed competent when all relevant evidence is gathered.  Upskilled is receptive to evidence gathered from a variety of sources including our own assessment processes.  Upskilled assessment processes include: 

  • Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Transfer 
  • Written/Oral Questions
  • Written reports/Portfolio Assessments
  • Projects
  • Scenarios/Case Studies

Regular training and assessment contact will be maintained by Upskilled in conjunction with the participant and their employer (where applicable). Critical dates during the program will be identified for participants to ensure compliance to assessment due dates and attendance at classroom sessions/monthly webinars as required.

Unit Outline

Unit Code
Unit Name
SITXMGT003Manage projects
SITEEVT003Coordinate on-site event registrations
SITXWHS002Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks
SITXFIN003Manage finances within a budget
SITXHRM003Lead and manage people
SITXMGT001Monitor work operations
SITXCCS007Enhance customer service experiences
SITXMGT002Establish and conduct business relationships
SITEEVT008Manage event staging components
SITEEVT010Manage on-site event operations
SITEEVT001Source and use information on the events industry
BSBRSK501Manage risk
BSBMGT517Manage operational plan
BSBWOR501Manage personal work priorities and professional development
SITEEVT006Develop conference programs
SITEEVT007Select event venues and sites
SITEEVT009Organise event infrastructure
CUAEVP501Coordinate the installation and dismantling of exhibitions
CUAFOH501Manage front of house services
SITEEVT002Process and monitor event registrations

Career Outcome

Event management skills are in high demand across the private and public sectors, and in community organisations such as sports clubs, schools, and charitable organisations. Event managers are tasked with managing venues and event-related activities in order to ensure successful outcomes.

Possible job titles relevant to graduates of the program include:

  • Event Administrator
  • Conference Coordinator
  • Event Coordinator
  • Event Planner
  • Event Sales Coordinator
  • Exhibitions Coordinator
  • Meetings Coordinator
  • Venue Coordinator
  • Tourist Information Officer

Further Study

Upon achieving SIT50316 Diploma of Event Management, individuals may further their vocational education through the Advanced Diploma of Event Management, or in advanced diploma or degree programs in business management, creative industries, events, hospitality, sport, tourism, or travel.

Flexible Payment Options

Upskilled offers three flexible payment options for our students. Enquire now for more information on payment methods and government funding.

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Total course cost: $5,058

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