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Event Management

Diploma of

Code: SIT50316 Cricos: 093463K
Our courses are being delivered online
TAFEs are recognised as essential services by the Victorian Government and are continuing to operate.

In response to the current coronavirus restrictions, Melbourne Polytechnic is transitioning its more than 240 courses to remote and flexible learning. This means students will not be required on campus at this stage unless notified by their teacher.

Overview

Campus

Preston

Campus

Preston

Duration

12 months full time

Duration

12 months full time

Next Intake

February, July

Next Intake

February, July

Create memorable experiences

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.

Get real world experience on a range of events

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.

Work across many sectors and industries

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.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

Career paths for event management professionals, include:
  • conference organiser/assistant
  • event or exhibition administrative
  • event or exhibition
  • event or exhibition operations
  • Conference Assistant
  • Event Administrative Assistant
  • Event Assistant
  • Event Operations Assistant

Pathways

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

Akolda Bil

"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."

Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Classroom

Assessment Methods

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

Units of Study

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

Code Subject Elective Hours
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
SITXMGT003 MANAGE PROJECTS Core 60
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

Recognition of Prior Learning

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.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $6550 $10150
Materials fee $100 $100
Maximum annual amenities $250 $250
Total payable $6900 $10500
Per year $14900
Per semester $7450
Materials fee $200

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.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.
Are you eligible for subsidised study?
You could be eligible for up to $20,000 in government funding.

Fees explained

The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment. 

The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

Additional expenses

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.

You will require a food and beverage uniform and textbooks. We will provide further information at enrolment
Lists of required materials, books or timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department

Attend an Info Session 

Now’s the time to register for our information and enrolment sessions. We give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and a tour of our department facilities.
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Requirements

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

Next Steps

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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