Event management careers

A career in event management is never dull! Event managers are responsible for the design, organisation and coordination of conventions, festivals, conferences, corporate meetings, exhibitions, weddings, product launches and any occasion that requires someone in complete control to make the event a success. An event management qualification will give you the opportunity to develop your skills and work on exciting large-scale projects where you work with a team to pull the creative vision together.

What you'll learn

Event managers are creative people who like to run the show using their brilliant multi-tasking skills and personable nature. You will learn how to bring ideas to life and may spend time coming up with creative themes and formats, and liaising, organising and communicating with clients.

Core skills include:

  • Strong communicator
  • Creative visionary
  • Highly organised and meticulous about attention to detail
  • Big thinker and able to visualise concepts
  • Good at motivating and dealing with all personality types

Jobs in event management

APM event management course can open doors to many different careers:

  • Event planner
  • Event coordinator
  • Wedding planner
  • Event manager
  • Event organiser
  • Tourist event coordinator
  • Fashion event coordinator
  • Sport event coordinator
  • Facilities manager
  • Corporate event planner
 

Bachelor Degree

When you study the Bachelor of Business (Event Management) offered by APM at Torrens University you will be mentored by industry lecturers, with real-world experience and graduate confident with a solid understanding of business functions and the required planning and project management skills to develop your event management career.

Qualification Title

Qualification Title

Diploma of Business (Event Management)

Course Length

Course Length

Accelerated – 36 weeks
Full-time – 1 year
Part-time – 2 year

Skills you'll learn

Skills you'll learn
  • Research
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources Management and Leadership
  • Business Accounting
  • Visitor Economy
  • AEvent concepts and design

Study options

Study options

The Rocks campus, Sydney

Brisbane Campus

Flexible online learning

Blended online and on campus study

Fee assistance?

Fee assistance?

FEE-HELP
(available for Australian students only).

Interested in this course?

Interested in this course?

Qualification Title

Qualification Title

Bachelor of Business (Event Management)

Course Length

Course Length

2 years full-time (accelerated)
3 years full-time (standard)
4 years part-time (accelerated)

Skills you'll learn

Skills you'll learn
  • Management principles and practices
  • Accounting and business finance basics
  • Marketing and public relations
  • Event policy, strategy, logistics and risk
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Business law
  • Project, strategic and event management
  • Industry practices and commercial modelling for events
  • Engagement, business analysis, and corporate responsibility
  • Elective units in hospitality, tourism, marketing and public relations

Study options

Study options

The Rocks campus, Sydney

Brisbane Campus

Flexible online learning

Blended online and on campus study

Fee assistance?

Fee assistance?

FEE-HELP
(available for Australian students only).

CRICOS Code

CRICOS Code

NSW 064818F

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Business industry connections

When you study at APM you automatically get a foot in the door with our business industry connections. We have a solid relationship with many leading associations and peak bodies. This adds to the value of your qualification and gives you access to new and exciting opportunities. Industry partners speak highly of APM students and graduates. Here’s a sample of the leading organisations we work with.

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Event Management Careers
  • APM offers industry experience while you study

Graduate job ready

When you study an APM at Torrens University Business Degree, as part of your course you will also complete an industry placement internship, where you will experience working in the industry first hand, gaining the practical skills to complement your theoretical knowledge. It’s your chance to get valuable experience on your CV and build your business network while being fully supported and coached by our Industry Advisers.

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Event management career graduate

“I picked APM as I had previously studied at a big university for a year and felt a bit lost as there are so many people. APM is much smaller and the lecturers and students have a better relationship and I found it a lot easier getting help with my studies if needed. It felt much more personal at APM.
My favourite part about APM was the friends I made and that we were together throughout the whole course. I really enjoyed the classes and how friendly the lecturers were and how they made every day productive yet enjoyable.”
Tarryn Silver  |   Graduate, Bachelor of Business (Event Management), Completed Industry Placement at Business Chicks, Event Host, Establishment

APM also have a number of different career pathways you can pursue whilst weighing up event management. Learn more about business career, public relations career, and marketing career options.

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