Course Code: SIT50316

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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  • Nationally Recognised
  • Rolling Start Dates
  • Access to
  • Student Reward Program
  • Government Funding Available
Course structure

This course covers 20 units of competency

Study Mode

This course is delivered online

Locations & Dates

Start when you're ready

  • 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.

  • Price and Payment Options

    Option 1 – Save 15%

    Save 15% ($892) when paying upfront. Total course cost: $5,058

    Option 2 - 24 Month Interest-free payment plan

    No deposit, no interest to pay for 24 months. Get started for just $62 a week! Total course cost: $5,950


    Upskilled has teamed up with zipMoney to offer you flexible weekly, fortnightly or monthly interest free payment plans, allowing you start studying now without the financial burden! Applications for Zip Money literally only take a few minutes! Find out more about ZipMoney.

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Student’s testimonial

I have completed two Diploma courses with Upskilled, one delivered in class and the other online, both methods were great and suited my circumstances at the time.  The trainers at Upskilled are excellent and have real world/industry experience, I found this knowledge to be invaluable during the courses.  I also use Upskilled in my role as HR Manager for staff development at St Andrew's and would recommend them to other organisations.

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