Diploma of Event Management

Course Code SIT50316
Campus Shepparton - Fryers Street
Duration 1165 hours

Course Overview

This qualification is delivered as on campus, students are required to have current Event Industry experience at a supervisor level.

The SIT50316 Diploma of Event Management is the recognised qualification to become a qualified conference coordinator, event or exhibition coordinator, event or exhibition planner, event sales coordinator, function coordinator, in-house meetings coordinator, meetings coordinator, staging coordinator and venue coordinator.

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.

We take natural event organisers and turn them into successful managers. With the Diploma of Events Management, you consolidate your career. Run your own business, or manage that major festival.

Right from the start, we discuss your career goals with you to make sure you choose the right subjects. Our Tourism and Events students work on the planning, preparation and promotion of an event awards dinner. Work at the event to polish your skills in staging successful events, problem solving and customer service.

You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The SIT50316 Diploma of Event Management is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Events industry.

Job roles may include:
This course will prepare you with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career as:

  • 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
  • Working in this industry may involve working long hours, shift or weekend work in a variety of work environments

Further studies
After gaining the SIT50316 Diploma of Event Management, you might wish to undertake further study in the SIT60216 Advanced Diploma of Event Management

Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Shepparton – Fryers Street Starts Tue 29th Jan, 1 Day a week, 9am to 3pm / 2019
Shepparton – Fryers Street Starts Mon 1st July, 1 Day a week, 9am to 3pm / 2019

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

You are encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions and participate in webinars

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Audrey Ash
Location: Shepparton

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 1,165 $6.00 $6,990.00 $5.50 $6,407.50
Full Fee 1,165 $10.25 $11,941.25 N/A N/A
Course Materials 1,165 $0.40 $466.00 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course

It is strongly recommended, that applicants have the following:

  • Certificate IV in Hospitality or a related industry.
  • 2 years practical experience in Hospitality or a related field.
Units of Competency

SIT50316 – Core Units

SITEEVT003 – Coordinate on-site event registrations
SITXCCS007 – Enhance customer service experiences
SITXMGT002 – Establish and conduct business relationships
SITXWHS002 – Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks
SITXHRM003 – Lead and manage people
SITEEVT008 – Manage event staging components
SITXFIN003 – Manage finances within a budget
SITEEVT010 – Manage on-site event operations
SITXMGT003 – Manage projects
SITXMGT001 – Monitor work operations
SITEEVT001 – Source and use information on the events industry

SIT50316 – Elective Units

SITXMPR004 – Coordinate marketing activities
BSBSUS401 – Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
SITXWHS003 – Implement and monitor work health and safety practices
BSBCMM401 – Make a presentation
BSBDIV501 – Manage diversity in the workplace
BSBADM502 – Manage meetings
SITXMPR006 – Obtain and manage sponsorship
SITEEVT005 – Plan in-house events or functions
SITXFIN004 – Prepare and monitor budgets
SITEEVT002 – Process and monitor event registrations
SITXGLC001 – Research and comply with regulatory requirements
SITEEVT007 – Select event venues and sites
SITTTSL005 – Sell tourism products and services
BSBWRT401 – Write complex documents

Assessment Methods

A variety of assessments can be undertaken, including:

  • Written
  • Practical assessments
  • Portfolio
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.