12 months full time
12 months full time
If you’ve dreamed of creating a music festival, organising innovative corporate events or planning beautiful weddings, Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Event Management will give you the skills you need to make your dreams come true. Develop practical organisational skills essential for a career in the fast-paced events management industry. You will learn a broad spectrum of applicable skills, including how to operate independently. Events management alone is an $8 billion industry in Australia and the skills you’ll learn can take you into creating amazing experiences across any industry.
Events management is a diverse industry, whether you’re creating events and experiences for 50 people or 50,000 people - the skills you’ll need are the same. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Event Management will prepare you to manage events locally or international, teaching you about budgeting, people management, ticketing, staging and audio and lighting production. You’ll get real world experience when you assist in organising events at Melbourne Polytechnic. Through our industry connections, you’ll also have the opportunity for volunteer, or even paid, work at festivals, conferences and major cultural and sporting events. Our industry-qualified staff will guide you through the course, sharing industry insider knowledge and tips and tricks learned from years of experience.
Events and exhibitions are a diverse industry, and Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Events Management provides a pathway to work for event or exhibition organisations across a range of industries, including tourism, travel, hospitality, sport, cultural and community sectors. Graduates may find employment as a conference assistant, and event administrative assistant or an event operations assistant. Further study and on the job experience might lead to a career as a conference, event or exhibition organiser or manager.
"It means 'future' to me. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... Studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."
Various forms of assessment may be used, including practical assessment, role plays, assignments, class work and theory tests
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|CUASOU201||DEVELOP BASIC AUDIO SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE||Core||40|
|SITXMGT001||MONITOR WORK OPERATIONS||Core||20|
|SITEEVT001||SOURCE AND USE INFORMATION ON THE EVENTS INDUSTRY||Core||25|
|SITXWHS001||PARTICIPATE IN SAFE WORK PRACTICES||Core||12|
|SITHFAB002||RESPONSIBLE SERVICE OF ALCOHOL||Core||10|
|SITXFIN004||PREPARE AND MONITOR BUDGETS||Core||30|
|SITXCCS006||PROVIDE SERVICE TO CUSTOMERS||Core||25|
|SITEEVT003||COORDINATE ONSITE EVENT REGISTRATIONS||Core||40|
|SITXFIN003||MANAGE FINANCES WITHIN A BUDGET||Core||30|
|SITXHRM003||LEAD AND MANAGE PEOPLE||Core||60|
|SITXMGT002||ESTABLISH AND CONDUCT BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS||Core||60|
|SITEEVT004||PROVIDE EVENT STAGING SUPPORT||Core||31|
|SITEEVT002||PROCESS AND MONITOR EVENT REGISTRATIONS||Core||60|
|BSBWOR203||WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH OTHERS||Core||15|
|SITEEVT008||MANAGE EVENT STAGING COMPONENTS||Core||40|
|CUASTA201||DEVELOP BASIC STAGING SKILLS||Core||80|
|CUASTA301||ASSIST WITH PRODUCTION OPERATIONS OF LIVE PERFORMANCES||Core||90|
|SITEEVT010||MANAGE ONSITE EVENT OPERATIONS||Core||60|
|SITXCCS007||ENHANCE CUSTOMER SERVICE EXPERIENCES||Core||40|
|SITXWHS002||IDENTIFY HAZARDS, ASSESS AND CONTROL SAFETY RISKS||Core||30|
|SITEEVT006||DEVELOP CONFERENCE PROGRAMS||Core||30|
|SITXCOM002||SHOW SOCIAL AND CULTURAL SENSITIVITY||Core||20|
|SITEEVT009||ORGANISE EVENT STRUCTURE||Core||40|
|CUFLGT101A||_APPLY A GENERAL KNOWLEDGE OF LIGHTING TO WORK ACTIVITIES||Core||20|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
Studying at Melbourne Polytechnic
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Our Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic (SLAM) team run the fun stuff on campus: things like movie nights, bake sales, cook-offs, career expos, spring markets, and much more.Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic
Melbourne Polytechnic has a large range of specialist training facilities in health and community, construction, hospitality, education and more.Specialist Training Facilities
One of the most common misconceptions about scholarships is that you have to be 'top in your class' to apply. Melbourne Polytechnic scholarships are awarded on a range of criteria such as merit, your area of study and personal circumstances.Scholarships
|Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$250||$250|
Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.
To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.
Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.
Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2019. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.
After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.
The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment.
The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counseling services, student support, and recreational activities.
Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.
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We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.
The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.
It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.
For Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas, you may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Read more about them here.
If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.
When we receive your application, the International Office will be in contact with you shortly to discuss your application and provide you additional instructions.
If you'd like to speak to one of our International Office staff directly, call +61 3 9269 8400
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