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Advanced Diploma of Event Management

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Advanced Diploma of Event Management

The exhibition and events sector includes companies involved in organising and hosting exhibitions, events, and conferences. This may include organising business events such as meetings, conferences and exhibitions, festivals, cultural or sporting events and a range of other events. This sector is rapidly growing and making significant contributions to the economy.

This advanced-level course is for event managers of tomorrow. You learn how to plan and implement a range of event functions in a senior management role.

Gain skills that can be used anywhere

Learn in a style that suits you

Get the qualifications that employers want

Pacific Training Group courses are structured around the planning and staging of real-life events. Studying the Advanced Diploma of Event Management course will help you achieve the knowledge and skills you will need to succeed whether you wish to join a team or build your own business.

The employment level for conference and event organisers has been growing steadily over the past few decades and is projected to continue growing in 2023. Approximately 60% of conference and event organisers are concentrated in ten industries, with the majority working in the administrative service industries.

Through this qualification you develop new skill sets, targeted towards management and leadership skills, covering subjects such as financial literacy, and mentoring and supervision.


This course is designed to be completed within 1 year and 9 months. 

Study Mode

This course is available to be completed 100% online.

Areas Covered
  • Client and customer service
  • Marketing and public relations
  • Budget Management
  • Risk management
  • Regulatory and legal compliance
  • Sustainability
Course Units
  • SITXFIN010 Prepare and monitor budgets
  • BSBWRT411 Write complex documents
  • SITXMGT005 Establish and conduct business relationships
  • SITXHRM009 Lead and manage people
  • SITEEVT028 Manage on-site event operations
  • SITEEVT026 Manage event production components
  • SITEEVT025 Select event venues and sites
  • SITEEVT029 Research event industry trends and practice
  • SITXCCS016 Develop and manage quality customer service practices
  • SITEEVT030 Develop event concepts
  • SITEEVT031 Determine event feasibility
  • SITXWHS008 Establish and maintain a work health and safety system
  • BSBOPS504 Manage business risk
  • BSBSUS511 Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability
  • BSBSTR601 Manage innovation and continuous improvement
  • SITEEVT024 Develop conference and event programs
  • SITEEVT032 Develop and implement event management plans
  • SITXMPR014 Develop and implement marketing strategies
  • BSBCMM411 Make presentations
  • SITXGLC002 Identify and manage legal risks and comply with law
  • SITXMGT006 Manage projects
  • SIRXOSM002 Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms
  • SITXHRM010 Recruit, select and induct staff
  • SITXHRM012 Monitor staff performance
Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities for graduates include:

  • Conference Manager
  • Event Director
  • Event Producer
  • Event or Exhibition Manager
  • Functions Manager
  • In-House Meetings Manager
  • Meetings Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Venue Manager

Frank Guarnaccia

Trainer and Assessor

Frank is a passionate, high-energy individual with over 30 years of experience in various industries. He has a diverse skill set that allows him to successfully educate students and to help them succeed! He has experience in a variety of roles including Customer Service, Management, Hospitality, Human Resources and Learning & Development.

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Fran Cumming

Trainer and Assessor

Fran Cumming has been working as a trainer for over 12 years. She has
qualifications in Tourism, Events, and Education. Fran enjoys traveling and
organising musical events that allow her to show students how rewarding
those activities are.

Entry Requirements

To ensure that you have every opportunity to succeed in your studies, we need to make sure that your knowledge and skills are right for your chosen qualification. So when you apply for our courses, we will ask for evidence that shows you meet the following requirements:

  • Age: 18 years or above
  • Education: Completion of at least 11 years of formal schooling
  • English: An upper-intermediate level of English or higher
  • Equipment: Laptop computer and access to internet connection to study in class and/or online.
  • Course-Specific Entry Requirement: N/A

Students studying fully online: To meet the above requirements please provide a passport or other valid identify documentation when applying to study with Pacific Training Group. You will also be required to undertake an LLN questionnaire after we have received your application. Once enrolment is confirmed, you will need to use your laptop and internet to undertake your course.

Students studying on a student visa: To meet the above requirements please provide a passport, certificate of your highest level of study, and any English test that you have undertaken when applying to study with us. If you are unsure of what you need to provide please click the link below or contact us; we will also contact you if further information is required. Once enrolment is confirmed, you will need to use your laptop and internet to undertake your course.

Click here for more details on meeting PTG’s entry requirements.

English Language Pathway

If you don’t yet meet our English Entry requirements, we can help get you there. We’ve partnered with Sunshine Coast International College (SCIC) to offer non-English speaking students the chance to work on their English language skills either on-campus in Australia or online from anywhere in the world before progressing through to any of our vocational online or blended courses. You can learn more about our English Pathways Program

Price and Payment Options
Full Course Fee$5880 $2100
Per Term-
Monthly (21 payments)$280 $100
Fortnightly (42 payments)$140 $50
Weekly (84 payments)$70 $25

On Campus Pricing:

This course is offered as a package program for Overseas Students wanting to study On Campus in Sydney or the Gold Coast. Overseas students are advised to commence with the Diploma course as the entry pathway. *The pricing above is the package price for the Diploma and Advanced Diploma combined.

Additional fees:

  • Enrolment fee: $25 AUD paid at time of enrolment
  • Material fee: No material fee for online courses
  • Discounts are available for upfront payments
Further Study

Upgrade your qualification to SIT60216 Advanced Diploma of Event Management in just one year.

Alternatively, you’ll be eligible for entry* and one year’s credit towards the following degrees at Southern Cross University.

    • Bachelor of Business in Convention and Event Management (3007130) 
    • Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management (3004145) 
    • Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management (3007314) 

*Students must be proficient in English and be guided by SCU’s academic selection ranks. Click here for more information.

Pacific Training Group graduates will be eligible for direct entry, credits for up to 1 year and have access to scholarships of up to 20% to the following degree with Ducere Business School:

Explore our other nationally recognised courses here:

SIT30516 Certificate III in Events



Get started by developing the administrative and operational skills required to carry out core event-related work activities.

You will learn:

  • Process reservations
  • Book suppliers and services
  • Provide Service to Customers
  • Safe work practices
  • Prepare quotations

Standard Duration

1 year (4 terms of 10 weeks plus term breaks)

SIT50316 Diploma of Event Management



Learn how to coordinate event operations. Gain a broad range of event-related skills and a sound knowledge of event management processes.

You will learn:

  • Lead and manage people
  • Manage onsite event operations
  • Plan in house events or functions
  • Prepare and monitor budgets
  • Write complex documents

Standard Duration

1 year 6 months (6 terms of 10 weeks plus term breaks)

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