Events

Course/s

Certificate III in Events
CRICOS: 094470C | National ID: SIT30516

Diploma of Event Management
CRICOS: 094471B | National ID: SIT50316

Advanced Diploma of Business
CRICOS: 087457C | National ID: BSB60215

Event Management

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Duration

TOTAL CIT PACKAGE: 1.5 years
Certificate III: 6 months | Diploma: 6 months | Advanced Diploma: 6 months

Intake

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July) 2018

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July) 2019

Campus

CIT Reid

Tuition Fees

2018*: Semester 1 - $6,450 | Semester 2 - $6,450
2019*: Semester 1 - $6,650 | Semester 2 - $6,650

*Please note - Course fees are listed in $AUD and are based on a semester rate. Total course cost will vary depending on semester start date. Small fee increases happen annually in line with CIT’s fee pricing review. 2018 fees subject to change.

Overview

Got a flair for party planning? Are you ready to take your passion for event planning to the next level? CIT’s Events programs provide you with the background knowledge to assist with arranging conferences or events on a practical level, as well as the advanced organisational skills to ascend to roles such as venue manager. Skills acquired at the foundation level are transferable into other tourism fields. Graduates from the Certificate III will be able to work with some independence under the guidance of more senior event personnel, using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities.

At the Diploma level, students use a sound knowledge of event management processes and a broad range of skills to coordinate event operations in roles such as conference coordinator, event planner and meetings coordinator. It will facilitate progression to managerial positions in the industry. You will be able to work independently and make operational event management decisions.

The Advanced Diploma assists graduates in operating at a senior level using substantial knowledge of event management processes and a wide range of specialised managerial skills to create, plan and execute events in roles such as event manager, meetings manager and venue manager. You will be able to work with significant autonomy and be able to be responsible for making a range of strategic business and event management decisions.

Entry Requirements

ACT Senior Secondary Certificate or equivalent OR Adult entry | Students must also meet one of the following English requirements: IELTS 5.5 (no band score less than 5.0) | TOEFL iBT – 46 | PTE Academic – 42 (minimum of 36 in each band) | TOEFL PBT – 527 | Cambridge English test (C1 Advanced and B2 First) - 162.

Extra Fees

Certificate III:

Stationery: $50
Material fees: $275

Diploma:

Stationery: $50

Advanced Diploma:

Stationery: $50

Course Subjects

Certificate III in Events
CRICOS: 094470C | National ID: SIT30516
Complete all 5 subjects

National ID Subject Name
SITEEVT001 Source and use information on the events industry
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others
SITEEVT002 Process and monitor event registrations
SITXCCS006 Provide service to customers
SITXCOM002 Show social and cultural sensitivity
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices
Electives - complete 7 subjects
National ID Subject Name
SITXHRM001 Coach others in job skills
SITEEVT003 Coordinate on-site event registrations
SITEEVT004 Provide event staging support
SITTTSL008 Book supplier products and services
SITTTSL010 Use a computerised reservations or operations system
SITTTSL006 Prepare quotations
SITXEBS001 Use social media in business

Diploma of Event Management
CRICOS: 094471B | National ID: SIT50316
Complete all 11 subjects subject

National ID Subject Name
SITEEVT001 Source and use information on the events industry
SITEEVT003 Coordinate on-site event registrations
SITEEVT008 Manage event staging components
SITEEVT010 Manage on-site event operations
SITXCCS007 Enhance customer service experience
SITXFIN003 Manage finances within a budget
SITXHRM003 Lead and manage people
SITXMGT001 Monitor work operations
SITXMGT002 Establish and conduct business relationships
SITXMGT003 Manage projects
SITXWHS002 Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks
Electives - complete 9 subjects
National ID Subject Name
SITXMPR008 Prepare and present proposals
SITXMPR006 Obtain and manage sponsorship
SITEEVT014 Develop and implement event management plans
SITXGLC001 Research and comply with regulatory requirements
SITEEVT002 Process and monitor event registrations
SITTTSL006 Prepare quotations
SITTTSL008 Book supplier products and services
SITTTSL010 Use a computerised reservations or operations system
SITXEBS002 Develop, implement and monitor the use of social media in a business

Advanced Diploma of Business
CRICOS: 087457C | National ID: BSB60215
Complete all 6 core subjects

National ID Subject Name
BSBHRM602 Manage human resource strategic planning
BSBINN601 Lead and manage organisational change
BSBMGT615 Contribute to organisation development
BSBMKG609 Develop a marketing plan
BSBFIM601 Manage finances
BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
Electives - complete a maximum of 2 subjects
National ID Subject Name
BSBMGT605 Provide leadership across the organisation
BSBDIV601 Develop and implement diversity policy
BSBMGT624 Develop and implement corporate social responsibility
BSBMGT617 Develop and implement a business plan

Job Opportunities

Certificate III: Events are diverse in nature and this qualification provides a pathway to work in event operations in a range of industries including the tourism and travel, hospitality, sport, cultural and community sectors. These may be event management companies, event venues, or organisations which 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. Possible job titles include:

  • conference assistant
  • event or exhibition administrative assistant
  • event or exhibition assistant
  • event or exhibition operations assistant
  • functions assistant
  • in-house meetings assistant
  • junior event or exhibition coordinator
  • logistics assistant
  • meetings assistant
  • venue assistant

Diploma: Events are diverse in nature and this qualification provides a pathway to work in events in a range of industries including the tourism and travel, hospitality, sport, cultural and community sectors. These may be event 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. Possible job titles include:

  • conference coordinator
  • event coordinator
  • event planner
  • event sales coordinator
  • exhibitions coordinator
  • in-house meetings coordinator
  • meetings coordinator
  • venue coordinator

Advanced Diploma: Senior executive, senior administrator

Teaching Methods and Assessment

Students will learn through a blend of face to face and online learning using digital and teacher resources, textbooks, and online learning and student engagement through eLearn.

Students will be assessed through direct observation, portfolios, product based methods (reports, presentations) and evidence from the workplace.

Pathways to Further Study

Students who gain entry into the University of Canberra and successfully complete:

  • the Diploma of Events Management will receive 24 credit points (1 year) towards the Bachelor of Events and Tourism Management (279JA).

Students who gain entry into Charles Sturt University and successfully complete:

  • the Advanced Diploma of Business will receive 96 credit points (1.5 years) towards the Bachelor of Business Studies, delivered on CIT's Reid campus.

Students are advised to speak directly with individual universities in relation to course choices and pathways.


Pathway Event Management


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