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Diploma of Event Management

  • Diploma

If you've dreamed of creating a music festival, organising innovative corporate events or planning beautiful weddings, Melbourne Polytechnic's Diploma of Event Management will give you the skills you need to make your dreams come true. Develop...

Key details

Degree Type
Diploma
Duration
12 months full-time
Course Code
SIT50316, 093463K
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb

About this course

Create memorable experiences

If you've dreamed of creating a music festival, organising innovative corporate events or planning beautiful weddings, Melbourne Polytechnic's Diploma of Event Management will give you the skills you need to make your dreams come true. Develop practical organisational skills essential for a career in the fast-paced events management industry. You will learn a broad spectrum of applicable skills, including how to operate independently. Events management alone is an $8 billion industry in Australia and the skills you'll learn can take you into creating amazing experiences across any industry.

Get real world experience on a range of events

Events management is a diverse industry, whether you're creating events and experiences for 50 people or 50,000 people - the skills you'll need are the same. Melbourne Polytechnic's Diploma of Event Management will prepare you to manage events locally or international, teaching you about budgeting, people management, ticketing, staging and audio and lighting production. You'll get real world experience when you assist in organising events at Melbourne Polytechnic. Through our industry connections, you'll also have the opportunity for volunteer, or even paid, work at festivals, conferences and major cultural and sporting events. Our industry-qualified staff will guide you through the course, sharing industry insider knowledge and tips and tricks learned from years of experience.

Work across many sectors and industries

Events and exhibitions are a diverse industry, and Melbourne Polytechnic's Diploma of Events Management provides a pathway to work for event or exhibition organisations across a range of industries, including tourism, travel, hospitality, sport, cultural and community sectors. Graduates may find employment as a conference assistant, and event administrative assistant or an event operations assistant. Further study and on the job experience might lead to a career as a conference, event or exhibition organiser or manager.

Entry requirements

  • there are no formal entry requirements for this course
  • we look forward to welcoming you to study with us at Melbourne Polytechnic

Study locations

Preston

Career pathways

Career paths for event management professionals, include:

  • conference organiser/assistant
  • event or exhibition administrative
  • event or exhibition
  • event or exhibition operations
  • Conference Assistant
  • Event Administrative Assistant
  • Event Assistant
  • Event Operations Assistant

Credit for prior study or work

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.