Diploma of Event Management

National Code: SIT50316
TAFE SA Code: TP00939


Join the exciting world of event management with this comprehensive Diploma. This nationally recognised qualification is your pathway to a career in events across a range of sectors including tourism and travel, hospitality, sport, cultural institutions and festivals, and business conferences. Develop your practical skills in registrations, staging, operations, finances and budgets, leadership, business relationships, and risk management. Learn how to manage and enhance the customer service experience and be confident with all the latest conference technology. Get real skills and real experience with TAFE SA.

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12 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Event Manager

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access subsidised training or VET Student Loans will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

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This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. The eligibility check below is an indication only and does not confirm your eligibility status. Eligibility verification will take place during the enrolment process and may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

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This course also has an additional cost of $270.00 for excursions and name badge.

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    VET Student Loan

    This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    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. Job titles may 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.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Diploma of Event Management (SIT50316)
    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. Skills covered include registrations, staging, operations, customer service, finances and budgets, leadership and managing people, business relationships, projects and workplace safety. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 11 core units and 9 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Coordinate on-site event registrations 40
    Enhance customer service experiences 40
    Establish and conduct business relationships 60
    Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks 30
    Lead and manage people 60
    Manage event staging components 40
    Manage finances within a budget 30
    Manage on-site event operations 60
    Manage projects 60
    Monitor work operations 20
    Source and use information on the events industry 25


    Name Nominal Hours
    Coordinate marketing activities 30
    Develop conference programs 30
    Obtain and manage sponsorship 30
    Plan and implement sales activities 20
    Plan in-house events or functions 40
    Prepare and monitor budgets 30
    Process and monitor event registrations 60
    Provide event staging support 31
    Select event venues and sites 35
  • Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

    University University Course Details
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    Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
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    Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) - online
    Bachelor of Business (Management) - online
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    Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning)
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    Bachelor of Business (Legal Studies)
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