Diploma of Event Management

Our Diploma of Event Management course gives you the business skills to manage and run large-scale events.

Through this course, you'll learn to generate creative and innovative events concepts for a business environment and learn how to execute these projects. You’ll gain industry experience while learning from those well established in your chosen career.

You'll learn to apply management skills in developing cultural or social activities that meet the needs of participants, as well as the enterprise. You will also learn aspects of marketing, strategy and overall business practices.

You'll understand the role of events in the business environment, and learn to comply with statutory requirements. Our Diploma of Event Management course gives you the business skills to manage and run large-scale events.

Career Outcomes:

  • Conference Coordinator
  • Event Coordinator
  • Event Planner
  • Event Sales Coordinator
  • Exhibitions Coordinator
  • In-House Meetings Coordinator
  • Meetings Coordinator
  • Venue Coordinator

Diploma > Degree > Masters

Graduates will receive course credits to pathway into APM’s Bachelor of Business programs, which means you could shave up to one year of study time off the degree.

Interested in getting an MBA? Graduates of the Bachelor of Business programs will get entry into the Master of Business Administration or other Masters at Torrens University Australia, once you have three years of professional experience.

Course Overview

Qualification Title

Qualification Title

Diploma of Event Management

Study Options – Domestic Australian students

Study Options – Domestic Australian students

Full-time
Part-time
Accelerated

Study options – International students

Study options – Overseas students

International students must study full-time and on campus
(Sydney or Brisbane campus only, with the option to complete up to 25% online)

Start Dates

Start Dates

See Key Dates below

Course Length

Course Length

Full-time: 1 year
(3 study periods of 12 weeks, plus breaks)

Part-time: 2 years
(6 study periods of 12 weeks, plus breaks)

Accelerated: 36 weeks
(2 study periods of 12 weeks, plus breaks)

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Year 12 completion or equivalent

Special entry requirements

Entry Requirements

Demonstrated ability to undertake study at this level through work experience, and/or other formal, informal or non-formal study attempted and/or completed.

Course study requirements

Course study requirements

10 hours study required per subject, per week, during a trimester.

e.g. If you undertake two subjects in a trimester, the study requirement is 20 hours each week.

International students

International students

International students also require an IELTS 5.5 with no skills band less than 5.

Location

Location

Sydney Campus

Brisbane Campus

Online

Fee assistance?

Fee assistance?

FEE-HELP
(available for Australian students only)

Delivered by

Delivered by

Think: Colleges Pty Ltd trading as APM College of Business and Communication

Accrediting body

Accrediting body

TEQSA

CRICOS Course code

CRICOS Course code

094182M

Key dates

Academic Dates Start Date Census Dates Last Day Breaks
2017 Trimester 1 (T1) 20 Feb 10 Mar 14 May 15 May – 4 Jun
2017 Trimester 2 (T2) 5 Jun 23 Jun 27 Aug 28 Aug – 17 Sep
2017 Trimester 3 (T3) 18 Sep 6 Oct 10 Dec 11 Dec – 18 Feb

Subjects and units you will be studying:

  • BIZ101 Business Communication

    This subject introduces students to the concepts of business communications and transferable academic skills. This subject presents an analysis of the types of communication processes which occur in the internal and external business environment, including an examination of the theoretical underpinning of communication in businesses. Emphasis is placed on writing skills, reports, and presentations, and using technology to communicate. The subject will provide students with research skills (information literacy), critical analysis, writing and language techniques. Transferable skills including time management and teamwork are incorporated in the subject. The aim of this subject is to provide knowledge and skills needed for Higher Education, to help students to manage their own success and to assist students in reaching their academic potential.

  • BIZ102 Understanding People and Organisations

    This subject introduces students to the concept of an organisation, and their role within the organisational context. The student will explore the impact of their relationships and emotional intelligence within a business context, as well as developing the skills to foster effective workplace relationships and to learn how to continue to develop and refine these skills in the workplace. Students will gain an understanding of the idea of cultures within organisations, and how their actions interact within these relationships.

  • MKT102A Marketing Fundamentals

    Students will gain a solid foundation in the marketing discipline introducing relevant and contemporary concepts, theories and models. The subject magnifies the importance of understanding consumer behaviour, market segmentation, targeting and positioning, the extended marketing mix and ethics in marketing.

  • BIZ104 Customer Experience Management

    This subject explores how a customers’ perceptions – both conscious and subconscious – effect their relationship with a brand’s value proposition. Students will explore how a customer’s interactions with a brand during the customer life cycle will determine levels of customer satisfaction. Students will analyse Customer Journey Mapping techniques, Employees engagement in the customer experience strategy and metrics of satisfaction, loyalty and advocacy.

  • EVN101 Introduction to Events

    This subject introduces students to the scope and diversity of the events industry and how it functions as a key component of broader business industries. Students will be exposed to a range of events, both large and small, private and public, covering the broader spectrum of the types of events in the Events industry.

  • EVT101A Events Concepts and Design

    This subject introduces the student to events at the initial concept phase, working through the design and planning phases of event creation. The subject will expose students to a wide variety of types of events and students will develop a solid understanding of appropriate event themes and design concepts.

  • EVT201A Event Management and Operations

    Building upon event concepts and design knowledge, this subject introduces the student to the skills and knowledge of event operation and management and the student will be able to learn how and where to apply the various operations and management tools. The subject further exposes the student to the strategic framework and strategic planning function; contextualised within the event management and operations environment.

    Pre requisite – EVT101A

  • EVT207A Event Venue Management

    This subject introduces the student to venue management as an integral part of event management and operations. It acknowledges that each venue is different but that each venue operates within a broad industry model. Students will be exposed to different venue types and sectors and the general management principles; including the asset management, maintenance, repair and purchase processes.

 

Want to know more?

I chose to study Event Management at APM as events of any kind have been a constant presence in my life. I thrive on taking part in events along with being involved with the behind the scenes work, as bringing individuals a good and meaningful experience is something that brings me a lot of joy and happiness. Studying at APM - in an environment of like-minded and driven people, gives me the ability to grow as an individual and to use others experiences and stories to enhance my studies and life skills.Ashleigh Daus | Current Student, Bachelor of Business (Event Management)

Diploma of Events