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Perfect your events management skills

Make a career out of organising fabulous festivals, live music events, or coordinating corporate or community fundraising events with the Diploma of Event Management.

This course will provide students with a broad range of event management skills including communication, planning and organisational skills. Successful completion of this course could see you go on to work as an event coordinator/manager, venue coordinator or conference coordinator/manager.

Areas of study include:

  • Event Management
  • Conference Manager
  • Functions Manager
  • Exhibitions Manager
  • Meetings and Events Manager

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$5000 VET Student Loan available



Key dates and info


Recognition of prior learning (RPL): up to 18 months / up to 3 weeks per unit
Online: up to 18 months / up to 3 weeks per unit

Course details


  • Full Fee $3,705 - $6,500
  • Subsidised $2,318 - $4,065
  • Concession $1,900 - $3,334

Cost details

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How to enrol

Key dates

External Any time up to 3 weeks per unit Online
Any time up to 3 weeks per unit Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
up to 3 weeks per unit Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Entry requirements

All applicants are encouraged to speak with the Events Teacher prior to enrolling to discuss study load and recognition of prior learning options.


Study from any location

Resources required

Students require a computer/laptop with good and efficient access to the internet.


This is on-line learning so hours of study are self managed and flexible, however your teacher will supply you with assessment time schedules and due dates designed for each particular student and their relevant study plan and enrolled units.

Students are suggested to enrol in the units listed below first:

  • SITTTSLO008     Book supplier products and services
  • BSBSUS401        Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • SITXWHS002      Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks    
  • SITEEVT001       Source and use information on the events industry
  • BSBTIU306         Design and Produce Business Documents

Relevant documents:


To complete the Diploma of Event Management qualification, 20 units must be successfully completed (11 core units and 9 elective units)

SITTTSL008 Book supplier products and services Elective
BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices Elective
SITXWHS002 Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks Core
SITEEVT001 Source and use information on the events industry Core
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents Elective
SITXHRM003 Lead and manage people Core
SITXFIN003 Manage finances within a budget Core
SITEEVT008 Manage event staging components Core
SITXMGT001 Monitor work operations Core
SITXMGT002 Establish and conduct business relationships Core
SITXMGT003 Manage projects Core
SITXCCS007 Enhance customer service experiences Core
SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol Elective
BSBADM502 Manage meetings Elective
SITEEVT007 Select event venues and sites Elective
SITEEVT002 Process and monitor event registrations Elective
SITEEVT003 Coordinate on-site event registrations Core
SITTTSL006 Prepare quotations Elective
SITEEVT010 Manage on-site event operations Core
SITXMPR004 Coordinate marketing activities Elective


Not all electives available at all campuses

Please note that if students are wishing to access VET Student Loans to pay for their fees, they must meet the ‘Student entry procedure’ requirements; namely:

  • obtains a copy of a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education that has been awarded to the student by an agency or authority of a State or Territory for the student’s completion of year 12; or

  • the student is assessed as displaying competence at or above Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy; and that the VET provider reasonably believes that the student displays that competence.

More information will be available:

$3,705 - $6,500


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$2,318 - $4,065


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$1,900 - $3,334


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Full fee

This is the total cost of the course.

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Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.


The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

Higher Level Skills Subsidy

The Higher Level Skills Subsidy is a one-off subsidy that offsets the cost of an eligible Certificate IV or higher courses.

You're eligible for the Higher Level Skills Subsidy if you:

  • Are 15 years or older and no longer in school
  • Live in Queensland full time
  • Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
  • And don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate IV or higher level qualification.
  • For some courses, you may also be required to hold a certificate 3 in a relevant industry field.


You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

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Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.


SIT50316 Diploma of Event Management.  Career opportunities and possible job outcomes include:

  • Event Co-ordinator
  • Event Manager
  • Wedding Planner
  • Venue Co-ordinator
  • Venue Manager
  • Conference Co-ordinator
  • Conference Manager
  • Exhibitions Co-ordinator
  • Functions Manager
  • Program or Project Manager

Job prospects

  • Conference and Event Organiser
  • Events Coordinator
  • Event management
  • Program or Project Administrator

Enrol now

You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland
  • If you are applying for a subsidised cost, please ensure you have all the relevant documents at time of enrolment

All done? Then you're ready to enrol

All done? Then head to the link below to complete your enrolment:

Enrolment options

By telephone: 1300 656 959. In person: at any TAFE Queensland North location.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

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Last updated on 2 June 2017

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1300 656 959

Industry endorsed

Student satisfaction

$5000 VET Student Loan available