Certificate in Event Management


Events are diverse in nature and this unit is relevant to any type of event coordinated in any industry context, including the tourism, hospitality, sport, cultural and community sectors. Sometimes the concept development phase is undertaken in parallel with feasibility analysis or the event bidding process. This course applies to event managers who operate with significant autonomy and who are responsible for making a range of strategic event management decisions. They may work in event management companies, in event venues, or in organisations that organise their own events.

Topics in this course include:

  • How to develop event concepts and determine event feasibility
  • Event preparation and planning
  • How to conduct a successful event
  • Regulatory requirements to host an event
  • Event planning and on-site event operations
  • Environmental and social impacts of event
  • Crowd Safety
  • Risk management
  • Legal compliance

Course Duration

The delivery for the Certificate in Event Management is five days (9am – 5pm).

Course Summary

This course provides the skills and knowledge required to manage on-site operational activities for the staging of events. This course provides knowledge on how to finalise operational plans, oversee event set-up, execution and break-down, and evaluate the operational success of events.

This course is relevant to events that are diverse in nature and are coordinated in many industry contexts, including the tourism, hospitality, sport, cultural and community sectors.

Delivery Methods

Training for the course will be delivered using one or more of the following methods:

  • Classroom
  • Workplace-based training
  • Distance (correspondence)
  • Training workshops in small groups
  • Blended options of training delivery
  • All programs, leaning materials and assessments can be translated into the language required

Training methods are selected to best achieve the required elements of competence while considering the learning style of the participants. The provision of training may include a flexible combination of any of the above. Students studying at home have access to training via Skype, email, or phone.

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods can include one or more of the following:

  • Questions and answers
  • Simulation
  • Role plays
  • Written and/or oral examinations
  • Projects and case studies
  • Observation
  • Practical demonstration and assessment