Event Management

About the Course

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use a broad range of event-related skills and sound knowledge of event management processes to coordinate event operations. They operate independently and make operational event management decisions.

Events are diverse in nature and this qualification provides a pathway to work for event or exhibition organisations operating in a range of industries, including the tourism and travel, hospitality, sport, cultural, and community sectors.

The diversity of employers includes event or exhibition management companies, event venues, or organisations that organise 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.

Possible job titles include:
conference coordinator
event or exhibition coordinator
event or exhibition planner
event sales coordinator
function coordinator
in-house meetings coordinator
meetings coordinator
staging coordinator
venue coordinator.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

NSW Skills List

This qualification is on the NSW Skills List. The NSW Government will subsidise eligible students to undertake this qualification. For more information see Smart and Skilled

Qualification Diploma
National Code SIT50316
Where can I study?

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Study Options

Recognition of Prior Learning

Student Hubs

TAFE Western Connect - Choose how or where you study:

  • Online - Study using TAFE Western's online learning website
  • Workplace - Study at work supported by your supervisor and TAFE Western
  • Blended Learning - Study via a combination of online, workshops, web/video conferencing and mobile training units

On Campus - Study at a TAFE campus

You may have skills, knowledge, previous training or experience which is relevant to this course. If so, you may wish to have this recognised. This may also reduce your training time. For further information, visit Recognition and RPL

Our Student Hubs are a great place to study, relax and find out more about how you can get the most out of your studies.

Where can I study?

TAFE Western Connect

VET Student Loans

  Starts in October

  Part time

  Blended Learning

Enrolment Code: SIT50316-01V01-18WCN-043

TAFE Western Connect

How will I study?

If you are applying for VET Student Loan (VSL) to cover your course fees, you must meet one of the following requirements:
• Be able to provide a copy of your senior secondary certificate of education that has been awarded by an Australian authority or agency
• Undertake a literacy and numeracy assessment using an approved tool (RU Ready) and display competence at or above Exit Level 3 in the Australian Cores Skills Framework (ACSF) you will be advised how to undertake this assessment if necessary when you enrol or inquire about the course.
• Have an Australian vocational qualification at Certificate IV or above that was delivered in English- if studied with TAFE , all you need to do is tell us when and where.
This course courses offers a credit transfer pathway to a university or a higher education qualification through arrangements with university and higher education providers in NSW and other parts of Australia. Credit transfer arrangements for TAFE NSW Tourism, Hospitality and Events courses are available on the link below

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - You may have skills, knowledge, previous training or experience, which is relevant to this course. If so, you may wish to have this recognized. This may also reduce your training time. For further information, please contact the teaching section
An individual study plan will be developed based on personal circumstances including work and life commitments. The study plan will be developed after the recognition process has determined individual advanced standing in the course based on recognition of skills gained through previous successful study and/or paid or unpaid work experience.

Student who undertake this distance participation mode will need to contact the section to ensure they are able to meet the functional unit component of the course – by either being currently employed in the industry or have recent and relevant workplace experience preferably at a supervisory level.

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

When will I study?

This course is delivered Online

Class attendance is Part time

This course is flexible, self-paced distance mode and no attendance is required.

Course length: 20 hours per week for 1 Year

Start Date: 5 October 2018
End Date: 4 October 2019

What will I pay?

A VET student loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of their course fees. More information will be made available closer to your enrolment.

Your application will now be assessed and we will let you know the outcome. If you indicated you would like a VET Student Loan we will be in touch with you soon to assess your eligibility.

A course related charge of $260 is applicable to this course; the fee is for learner resources this fee needs to be paid at the time of enrolment

The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.

TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): Up to $4,230.00 (GST free).

The fee that is displayed is the price for a student completing their second qualification and meeting eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption. In some cases there are limited government subsidised places available.

Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Additional Costs

There is an additional cost for Materials of $260.00.

Payment Options

Study Now, Pay Later

VET Student LoansVET Student Loans commenced on 1 January 2017, replacing the VET FEE-HELP scheme, which ceased on 31 December 2016. The new student loans program gives eligible students access to quality higher level VET qualifications, particularly those students who could not otherwise afford to pay upfront.

More information on VET Student Loans can be found at https://www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans including: eligibility, loan caps, eligible courses, repayment options.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE West Region Hotline on 131601.

What do I need?

TAFE Western conditions of entry to this course are the ability to work independently.