Courses

Diploma of Event Management

SIT50316

Do you see yourself coordinating a music festival, organising a dynamic corporate event or starting your own wedding planning business? Our Diploma of Events will see you develop the strong and practical organisational skills essential for a career in the fast-paced and dynamic events management industry.

Perfect execution every time

This qualification offers you development of a broad range of event-related skills and sound knowledge of event management processes to coordinate event operations. You will operate independently and make operational event management decisions.

If you have ever thought of coordinating, organising or managing your own events, then the Diploma of Events prepares you to coordinate and manage events independently or within a team. These events may be held locally, nationally or internationally – for 50 people, 200 people or maybe for 2000 people. The scope is unlimited.

The course teaches all the skills required to run events without a hitch, including:

  • budgeting
  • people management
  • ticketing systems
  • staging
  • audio and lighting production

Assist in organising dynamic events at Melbourne Polytechnic and have the opportunity to gain paid or volunteer work at festivals, conferences and major cultural and sporting events.

Master professional diversity in your career

Events in themselves are diverse in nature and the Diploma provides a pathway to work for event or exhibition organisations operating in a range of industries, including tourism and travel, hospitality, sport, cultural, and community sectors.

Diversity of employers includes event or exhibition management companies, event venues, or organisations arranging their own events. Work could be undertaken in an office environment where the planning of events takes place, on-site at venues where events are staged, or combinations of all.

Employment outcomes

This course will give you the skills to apply for jobs, such as:

  • conference assistant
  • event or exhibition administrative assistant
  • event or exhibition assistant
  • event or exhibition operations assistant

Industry connections and resources

We will guide you through the program alongside industry-qualified and experienced professionals. Learn in our modern, well-appointed facilities while gaining invaluable industry knowledge.

Assessment

We use a variety of assessment methods, including practical assessment, role-playing, assignments, class work and theory tests.

Local Students

Code

SIT50316

VTAC Code

Preston 6900669174

Campuses

PRESTON

Department

Hospitality Conference Centre Restaurant and Café
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 12 months

Part-time: available


Class Schedule: *

All Hospitality training is conducted between Monday to Saturday from 8.30am to 9.30pm. The nature of the industry requires students to participate in service periods that are reflective of the job outcomes and will include lunch and dinner service periods within our student led cafes and restaurants

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Course Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Classroom

Fees

Eligible:$6000
Ineligible:$9300

Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

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Assessment Methods

Various forms of assessment may be used, including practical assessment, role plays, assignments, class work and theory tests

Materials

You will require a food and beverage uniform and textbooks. We will provide further information at enrolment

Entrance Requirements

  • there are no formal entry requirements for this course
  • we look forward to welcoming you to study with us at Melbourne Polytechnic

Pathways to further study

Successful completion will enable you to enrol in our HEBSBUS Bachelor of Business. You could also consider our HETHTHM Bachelor of Hospitality Management

Career Pathways

Career paths for event management professionals, include:
  • conference organiser/assistant
  • event or exhibition administrative
  • event or exhibition
  • event or exhibition operations

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July

International Students

Code

SIT50316

CRICOS Code

093463K

Campuses

PRESTON

Duration

Full-time: 12 months

Modes of Delivery

Classroom

Fees

  • Tuition fees per semester: $6750
  • Tuition fees per year: $13500
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Entrance Requirements

Academic: Australian Year 11 equivalency
English: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0, Pearson PTE Academic 42 overall with no individual communicative skill below 36, or Melbourne Polytechnic recognised equivalency.
Other:
Duration of the course is 26 weeks on completion of the Certificate III in Events.

Assessment Methods

Various forms of assessment may be used, including practical assessment, role plays, assignments, class work and theory tests

Materials

Lists of required materials, books or timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department

Pathways to further study

Successful completion will enable you to enrol in our HEBSBUS Bachelor of Business. You could also consider our HETHTHM Bachelor of Hospitality Management

Career Pathways

Career paths for event management professionals, include:
  • conference organiser/assistant
  • event or exhibition administrative
  • event or exhibition
  • event or exhibition operations

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
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Units Of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subjects Hours
BSBWOR203 WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH OTHERS 15
CUASOU201 DEVELOP BASIC AUDIO SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE 40
CUASTA201 Develop basic staging skills 80
CUASTA301 Assist with production operations for live performances 90
CUFLGT101A APPLY A GENERAL KNOWLEDGE OF LIGHTING TO WORK ACTIVITIES 20
SITEEVT001 Source and use information on the events industry 25
SITEEVT002 Process and monitor event registrations 60
SITEEVT003 Coordinate on-site event registrations 40
SITEEVT004 Provide event staging support 31
SITEEVT006 Develop conference programs 30
SITEEVT008 Manage event staging components 40
SITEEVT009 Organise event infrastructure 40
SITEEVT010 Manage on-site event operations 60
SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol 10
SITXCCS006 Provide service to customers 25
SITXCCS007 Enhance customer service experiences 40
SITXCOM002 Show social and cultural sensitivity 20
SITXFIN003 Manage finances within a budget 30
SITXFIN004 Prepare and monitor budgets 30
SITXHRM003 Lead and manage people 60
SITXMGT001 Monitor work operations 20
SITXMGT002 Establish and conduct business relationships 60
SITXMGT003 Manage projects 60
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices 12
SITXWHS002 Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks 30

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.