Events are diverse in nature and this course will provide you a pathway to work for event management companies, event venues, or organisations which coordinate their own events operating in a range of industries including the tourism and travel, hospitality, sport, cultural and community sectors.

These qualifications provide you with the skills and knowledge to be able to assist with arranging conferences or events on a practical level. You will gain and apply a broad set of skills and knowledge in all the elements that go into running a successful event from hands-on skills practical skills such as customer service, effective communication, event staging and registrations to using industry software, social media, and online tools.

The skills you will acquire are transferable into other tourism fields and once you finish your studies, you'll have the option to grow your career further with another qualification or university degree.

With these qualifications, you will be able to 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 roles in the industry. You will be able to work independently and make operational event management decisions.

  • Course Details

    Diploma of Event Management | SIT50322
    CRICOS: 114884M

  • Course Duration


  • Course Intake

    2025 Semester 1 (February)

  • Course Campus

    CIT Reid

  • Course Fees

    Tuition Fees:

    Diploma - $7,410 per semester (Total qualification tuition fee $14,820)

    Extra Fees:

    DIPLOMA : $50

    Material fees $120

  • *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 tuition and material fee increases may occur annually in line with CIT's fee pricing review. Fees are subject to change.

  • Entry Requirements

    Academic requirements:

    • Year 12 Certificate or equivalent

    Students over the age of 20 may be eligible for adult entry. Please refer to Entry Requirements for more information.

    English requirements:

    • IELTS 5.5 (no band score less than 5.5)
    • TOEFL iBT - 46
    • PTE Academic - 42 (minimum of 36 in each band)
    • Cambridge English test (C1 Advanced and B2 First) - 162
  • Course Subjects - Certificate III

    Certificate III in Events | SIT30522 – 13 subjects

    Core: complete all 6

    • BSBTWK201 Work effectively with others
    • SITEEVT020 Source and use information on the events industry
    • SITEEVT022 Provide event production support
    • SITXCCS014 Provide service to customers
    • SITXCOM007 Show social and cultural sensitivity
    • SITXWHS005 Participate in safe work practices

    Electives: complete minimum 7

    • SITEEVT023 Plan in-house events
    • SITEEVT021 Administer event registrations
    • SITEEVT025 Select event venues and sites
    • SITXCCS017 Use a computerised booking system
    • SITHFAB021 Provide responsible service of alcohol
    • SIRXOSM002 Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms
    • SIRXOSM003 Use social media and online tools
  • Course Subjects - Diploma

    Diploma of Event Management | SIT50316 – 20 subjects

    Core: complete all 11

    • 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 experiences
    • 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 minimum 4

    • SITEEVT002 Process and monitor event registrations
    • SITTTSL006 Prepare quotations
    • SITTTSL008 Book supplier products and services
    • SITTTSL010 Use a computerised reservations or operations system
    • SITEEVT007 Select event venues and sites

    Electives: May complete 5

    • SITXMPR008 Prepare and present proposals
    • SITXGLC001 Research and comply with regulatory requirements
    • SITXMPR006 Obtain and manage sponsorship
    • SITXEBS002 Develop, implement and monitor the use of social media in a business
    • SITXWHS003 Implement and monitor work health and safety practices

    Electives: May complete 1

    • SITEEVT014 Develop and implement event management plans
  • Likely Job Outcome

    Certificate III: Possible job titles include: Conference assistant, Event administrative assistant, Event assistant, Event operations assistant, Exhibitions assistant, Junior event co-ordinator, Meetings assistant, Venue assistant

    Diploma: Possible job titles include: Conference coordinator, Event coordinator, Event planner, Event sales coordinator, Exhibitions coordinator, In-house meetings coordinator, Meetings coordinator, Venue coordinator.

  • 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

    CIT’s credit transfer arrangements can reduce the time and fees required to complete a bachelor degree at university. If you successfully complete your CIT qualification and gain entry into the university below, you will receive the following:

    University of Canberra (UC)

    • Diploma of Event Management | SIT50316 = 24 credit points (1 year) towards UC's Bachelor of Event and Tourism Management (MGB401.1)

    We advise you speak directly with your chosen university in relation to credit transfer, entry requirements and their application process.

    Certificate III in Events (6 months)
    Diploma of Event Management (6 months)
    = 1 year of study
    Optional degree pathway available