What will I learn?

In this qualification you will develop events administration and operational skills. You will learn to use discretion and judgment and will build up a good knowledge of industry operations. You will learn to work independently under the guidance of more senior event personnel and use plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities.

Events are diverse in nature and this qualification provides a pathway to work in event operations in tourism and travel, hospitality, sport, or the cultural and community sectors of many industries. You might find yourself working for event management companies, event venues, or with organizations which run 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 a combination of both.

Course Structure

To receive the Advanced Diploma of Event Management students must complete all core units and, if available, a range of additional units.

Core Units

  • Manage innovation and continuous improvement
  • Manage risk
  • Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
  • Write complex documents
  • Manage event staging components
  • Research event trends and practice
  • Develop event concepts
  • Determine event feasibility
  • Develop and implement event management plans
  • Develop and manage quality customer service practices
  • Prepare and monitor budgets
  • Research and comply with regulatory requirements
  • Lead and manage people
  • Establish and conduct business relationships
  • Develop and implement marketing strategies
  • Establish and maintain a work health and safety system

Career opportunities

  • Possible job titles include: conference manager
  • event manager
  • functions manager
  • exhibitions manager
  • meetings manager
  • project manager
  • venue manager


After you finish this course you could further your vocational or higher education through advanced diploma or degree programs in hospitality, sport, tourism or travel.



Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$13,410.00 (US$ 8,758) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

20 July 2020



Ultimo College,

651-731 Harris Street,


New South Wales,

2007, SYDNEY, Australia

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
AUD $13,410 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

20 July 2020


Illawarra Institute - Wollongong

Wollongong Campus,

Foleys Lane,


New South Wales,

2500, WOLLONGONG, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Australian Year 12 or equivalent OR (AQF) Certificate 3 or Certificate 4 qualification

Academic IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL (iBT) 46 or English Language Programs (Beginner to Advanced) at TAFE NSW or equivalent

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About this uni

TAFE NSW is the largest vocational education and training provider in Australia, grooming its students to be job-ready through hands-on learning.

  • Students can study at 50+ locations in New South Wales
  • Home to over 5,000 international students each year
  • Study options include certificates, diplomas and degrees
  • Offers industry-aligned programs in small classes