Offered in partnership with TAFE NSW North Region, this course was developed in consultation with event management experts to make sure you get the most relevant skills:
- Event planning and design to create unique experiences
- Business development
- Event coordination and management
- Standards, regulation and sustainability
- Event marketing and public relations
The course also incorporates a fictional case study where you can practice your event management skills throughout the course.
Be where all the action is through our work placement program. This is your chance to develop practical skills, make professional contacts and understand every dimension of event management. You can access our work placement video library resource any time throughout your course.
This course is offered by Open Colleges on behalf of TAFE NSW North Region.
Potential career outcomes
- Conference Coordinator
- Event Coordinator
- Event Planner
- Event Sales Coordinator
- Exhibition Planner
- Exhibitions Coordinator
- Functions Coordinator
- In-House Meetings Coordinator
- Meetings Coordinator
- Venue Coordinator
|Qualification name||SIT50316 Diploma of Event Management|
|Course duration||Maximum 24 months|
|Delivery Method||Online with Work Placement|
|Assessments||Case studies, Demonstrations, Multiple choice questions, Portfolio of evidence, Presentations, Short-answer questions|
You will need to have completed Year 12, or equivalent. Equivalency can be demonstrated by one of the following:
- A qualification at Certificate III level or higher, OR
- Two years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.
You will need to be at least 18 years old.
This course involves reading learning content and undertaking a range of written assessments and engaging in online forums and discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written communication. As such, entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 12 level.
If you haven't successfully completed English at Year 12 level, you can demonstrate equivalency through one of the following:
- Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate III level or higher; or
- 3 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication
Open Colleges recognises that not all people are able to read, write and perform calculations to the same standard. See the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Considerations section for more information on tools, resources and support services provided to by Open Colleges.
You will need access to a computer and the internet and have basic computing skills. Minimum specifications for your computer are:
- Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent
- Broadband internet connection
- 2GB of RAM
- CD-ROM or DVD drive
- Adobe Reader XI or equivalent
- Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher.
- Access to printer and associated software
- Access to scanner and associated software
- Digital imaging software
- File compression software.
- Microsoft Windows 7 or higher (Windows 8 recommended)
- 1 Ghz or faster processer (2GHz recommended)
Mac OS users:
- Mac OSX v10.5 or higher (Mac OSX v10.6 recommended)
- 1 Ghz or faster processer (2GHz recommended)
You will need access to:
- A digital video recording device and/or a digital camera and associated software to save and upload video, image and audio files to OpenSpace. Many mobile phones and smart phones include this technology.
- Software to view online videos and images. Software such as Adobe Reader, Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Viewer etc. are available as a free download from the internet.
To successfully complete this course, you will require basic computing skills. This includes:
- Creating, saving and editing Microsoft Office documents
- Accessing and searching the internet
- Downloading and saving documents from websites
- Uploading documents through websites
- Participating in online discussions
- Compressing image files
- Recording, compressing and uploading videos.
Some assessments require you to record an audio/video. This can be achieved by using video recording equipment. This may be available in the workplace, or some smart/mobile devices.
There is also a requirement for a minimum of 2 audience members during some recordings which you can engage colleagues in the workplace, volunteers or co-workers during work placements to meet the minimum requirement. The incorporation of an audience provides for the performance criteria, and assessment conditions related to interaction and oral communication demonstration and includes where applicable scripts for audience members to use during the recording.
Language, Literacy and Numeracy
Our free online assessment tool can help give you an idea of the language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to study a VET course. This tool can also help you determine your learning level and help you plan your future studies. You can access the Language, Literacy and Numeracy tool here.
Once you are enrolled in this course, you will receive access to the first Module, which contains the first set of units for the course. When you have successfully completed those units, you'll be given access to the next Module. Modules 1 to 5 have been released and are available. The subsequent Modules will be released on the following dates:
- Module 6: May 2017
- Module 7: July 2017
- Module 8: August 2017
- Module 9: September 2017
Note: Courses offered by Open Colleges on behalf of TAFE NSW North Region may include Units of Competency that are graded by TAFE NSW. Students studying through Open Colleges are not subject to TAFE NSW grading criteria, receiving an ungraded outcome for Units of Competency and Qualifications successfully completed.
Working in the events industry
|SITEEVT001||Source and use information on the events industry|
|SITXWHS002||Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks|
|SITEEVT012||Develop event concepts|
|SITEEVT008||Manage event staging components|
Get with the program
|SITEEVT006||Develop conference programs|
|SITXMGT002||Establish and conduct business relationships|
|SITTTSL008||Book supplier products and services|
- Administer customer file and identify booking requirements.
- Request products and services.
- Record requests and confirmations.
- Update and finalise bookings.
|SITXCCS007||Enhance customer service experience|
Event operations management
|SITEEVT010||Manage on-site operations|
|SITXMGT001A||Monitor work operations|
- Monitor and improve workplace operations
- Plan and organise workflow
- Maintain workplace records
- Solve problems and make decisions
|CUAFOH501||Manage front of house services|
- Supervise the set-up of venues
- Monitor front of house services
- Evaluate front of house services
Rehearsal for real life
|CUAPPM412||Organise and facilitate rehearsals|
|SITEEVT002||Process and monitor event registrations|
|SITEEVT003||Coordinate on-site event registrations|
|SITXMPR004||Coordinate marketing activities|
|SITXMPR003||Plan and implement sales activities|
Project and finances
|SITXFIN003||Manage finances within a budget|
Leading and managing people
|SITXHRM003||Lead and manage people|
Katie Beer is passionate about the event industry, bringing firsthand knowledge and over 10 years of experience. She has operated across many facets of the industry, including sales and event management, at two of Sydney’s leading venues. She also had a role within in-house corporate event management with tour company, Scenic. Her current role as project manager for Arinex Events sees her servicing client events end-to-end, overseeing incentives and rewards programs, special events, corporate events and conferences. Katie has a passion for the travel industry and has been lucky enough to have managed events in destinations such as Canada, Vietnam and Cambodia.
The course contains a minimum of 120 hours of work placement
The workplace will need to provide you with access to the required equipment and resources. The following list of requirements will vary according to the specific needs of each assessment:
- Calculators, computers, printers and general word processing, presentation, spreadsheet and accounting software programs currently used by the events industry to administer event management
- Specific computerised systems and software programs currently used by the events industry
- Event staging elements
- Policies and procedures to which people in the workplace must adhere
- Tender briefs and specifications for events
- Financial and operational data used to prepare tenders for events products and services
- Event tenders, proposals or bids
- Event budgets
- Event orders
- Supplier contracts
- Comprehensive event plans
- Operating procedures used to manage event planning and delivery
- Current event venue or site information
- Event documentation issued to customers including booking conditions, confirmation letters, contracts, invoices
- Attendee documents
- Reports used to manage event attendance
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