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Advanced Diploma of Event Management


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Advanced Diploma of Event Management – SIT60216

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Course Overview

Learn to stage events like a pro with the Advanced Diploma of Event Management. Work on the planning, promotion, and staging of major events across a range of sectors, including hospitality, tourism, and sport.

You'll learn the operational and financial skills to manage a business or major event operation. You'll also learn core skills in marketing strategy, event concepts, risk management, and managing physical assets.

Put your skills into practice at the Dookie Wine Show, working with local industry experts to stage one of the biggest annual events in regional Victoria.

This course is delivered on-campus in Shepparton.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work in a senior role in the Events industry. Roles you may be eligible for include:

  • Conference Manager
  • Event Director
  • Exhibition Manager
  • Functions Manager
  • Meetings Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Venue Manager

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study at the university level.

Course Dates & Times

Shepparton - Fryers Street

1 Day a Week - 9am to 3pm - Semester 2 / 2019

On Campus - 1 Day per week - Semester 1/2020

On Campus - 1 Day per week - Semester 2/2020

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard
2. Full Fee
Course Materials

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2020 and may change without notice.

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 Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

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
Core Units
Manage innovation and continuous improvement
Manage risk
Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
Write complex documents
Manage event staging components
Research event industry trends and practice
Develop event concepts
Determine event feasibility
Develop and implement event management plans
Develop and manage quality customer service practices
Prepare and monitor budgets
Research and comply with regulatory requirements
Lead and manage people
Establish and conduct business relationships
Develop and implement marketing strategies
Establish and maintain a work health and safety system
Elective Units
Manage meetings
Make a presentation
Manage diversity in the workplace
Develop and implement a business plan
Select event venues and sites
Manage on-site event operations
Manage conflict
Interpret financial information
Manage physical assets
Recruit, select and induct staff
Monitor staff performance
Obtain and manage sponsorship

Assessment methods may include:

  • Written
  • Practical Assessments
  • Portfolio

Students will be required to purchase online resources and have access to internet and computer.

Audrey Ash

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Learn more about support services

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

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

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

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.

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