Events

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.

  • Course Details
    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

  • Course Duration
    Duration

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

  • Course Intake
    Intake

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

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

  • Course Campus
    Campus

    CIT Reid

  • Course Fees
    Fees*

    Tuition Fees:

    2018*: Semester 1 - $6,450 Semester 2 - $6,450

    2019*: Semester 1 - $6,650 Semester 2 - $6,650

    Extra Fees:

    Certificate III:

    Stationery: $50
    Material fees: $275

    Diploma:

    Stationery: $50

    Advanced Diploma:

    Stationery: $50

  • *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 and 2019 fees subject to change.

  • Entry Requirements

    ACT Year 10 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) | Cambridge English test (C1 Advanced and B2 First) - 162.

  • Course Subjects - Certificate III

    Certificate III in Events
    CRICOS: 094470C | National ID: SIT30516
    Core - complete all 6 subjects

    National ID
    Subject Name
    • SITEEVT001
      Source and use information on the events industry
      CIT Code: TOUR238
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to access and interpret current and emerging information on the events industry to enhance the quality of event coordination. This includes industry structure, technology, laws and ethical issues specifically relevant to event coordination. This unit is relevant to events that are diverse in nature and are coordinated in many industry contexts, including the tourism, hospitality, sport, cultural and community sectors. It applies to individuals working at different levels in event management companies, in event venues, or in organisations that organise their own events.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • BSBWOR203
      Work effectively with others
      CIT Code: CLER161
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work cooperatively with others and deal effectively with issues, problems and conflict. It applies to individuals who perform a range of routine tasks using a limited range of practical skills, and a fundamental knowledge of teamwork in a defined context under direct supervision or with limited individual responsibility.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITEEVT002
      Process and monitor event registrations
      CIT Code: TOUR240
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to process attendee registrations for events, and administer them through to finalisation. It requires the ability to record customer information, monitor attendance numbers, generate sales and operational reports, and issue customer documents for event attendance.This unit is relevant to events coordinated in many industry contexts, including the tourism, hospitality, sport, cultural and community sectors. It applies to event operations personnel who operate with some level of independence and under limited supervision. They may work in event management companies, in event venues, or in organisations that organise their own events.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITXCCS006
      Provide service to customers
      CIT Code: COMM488
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with and provide quality service to both internal and external customers. It requires the ability to establish rapport with customers, determine and address customer needs and expectations, and respond to complaints. The unit applies to those frontline service personnel who deal directly with customers on a daily basis and who operate with some level of independence and under limited supervision. This includes individuals working in a range of tourism, travel, hospitality and events contexts.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITXCOM002
      Show social and cultural sensitivity
      CIT Code: COMM487
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to be socially aware when serving customers and working with colleagues. It requires the ability to communicate with people from a range of social and cultural groups with respect and sensitivity, and to address cross-cultural misunderstandings should they arise. The unit applies to all tourism, travel, hospitality and event sectors. All personnel at all levels use this skill in the workplace during the course of their daily activities.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITXWHS001
      Participate in safe work practices
      CIT Code: OHSS115
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to incorporate safe work practices into own workplace activities. It requires the ability to follow predetermined health, safety and security procedures and to participate in organisational work health and safety (WHS) management practices. The unit applies to all tourism, travel, hospitality and event sectors and to any small, medium or large organisation. All personnel at all levels use this skill in the workplace during the course of their daily activities. The unit incorporates the requirement for all employees under state and territory WHS legislation, to participate in the management of their own health and safety, that of their colleagues and anyone else in the workplace. They must cooperate with their employer and follow practices to ensure safety at work.
      Prerequisites: Nil


    Electives - complete 7 subjects

    • SITXHRM001
      Coach others in job skills
      CIT Code: TRNG339
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide on-the-job coaching to colleagues. It requires the ability to explain and demonstrate specific skills, knowledge and procedures and monitor the progress of colleagues until they are able to operate independently of the coach. The unit applies to experienced operational personnel and to supervisors and managers who informally train other people in new workplace skills and procedures. It applies to all tourism, hospitality and event sectors.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITEEVT003
      Coordinate on-site event registrations
      CIT Code: TOUR140
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare for and process on-site attendee registrations at events. It requires the ability to collect and collate all registration materials in advance of the event, set up the registration area, and check attendee registration details before admission. This unit is relevant to events that are diverse in nature and are coordinated in many industry contexts, including the tourism, hospitality, sport, cultural and community sectors. It applies to event operations personnel who operate with some level of independence and under limited supervision. They may work in event management companies, in event venues, or in organisations that organise their own events.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITEEVT004
      Provide event staging support
      CIT Code: TOUR209
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to assist with staging requirements during event set up, operation and break down. It requires the ability to integrate fundamental knowledge of event staging and technical production requirements. This unit is relevant to events that are diverse in nature and are coordinated in many industry contexts, including the tourism, hospitality, sport, cultural and community sectors. It applies to event support personnel who operate under the supervision and guidance of event staging and technical production specialists. They may work in event management or technical staging companies, in event venues, or in organisations which organise their own events.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITTTSL008
      Book supplier products and services
      CIT Code: TOUR127
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to make and administer customer bookings for products and services. It requires the ability to identify customer booking requirements, request and confirm them with suppliers, and administer all bookings through to finalisation. The unit does not cover the skills required to receive and process an incoming reservation, which are covered in SITTTSL007 Process reservations. The unit applies to frontline operations personnel who operate with some level of independence and under limited supervision. This includes travel consultants, inbound tour coordinators, visitor information officers, account managers for professional conference organisers, event coordinators, tour guides, banquet coordinators or managers, hotel guest relations officers, tour desk officers, and operations coordinators.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITTTSL010
      Use a computerised reservations or operations system
      CIT Code: TOUR239
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use a computerised reservations or operations system to create, maintain and administer bookings for products and services. The unit covers the required computer skills to use all system functions and capabilities and not the related sales skills, which are found in other units. The unit applies to any tourism, travel, hospitality or event industry sector and any computerised system used to manage international or domestic product sales. It applies to frontline sales and operations personnel who operate with some level of independence and under limited supervision. This includes travel consultants, inbound tour coordinators, visitor information officers, account managers for professional conference organisers, event coordinators, tour desk officers, operations consultants, and reservations sales agents.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITTTSL006
      Prepare quotations
      CIT Code: TOUR125
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to calculate the costs of products and services and to present quotations to customers. It requires the ability to provide quotations for products and services where business pricing has already been determined. The unit applies to any tourism, travel, hospitality or events industry sector and quotations can be for any international or domestic product. The organisation could be a principal (the supplier) or an agent quoting on products and services on behalf of the principal. It applies to frontline sales or operations personnel who operate with some level of independence and under limited supervision. This includes travel consultants, inbound tour coordinators, visitor information officers, account managers for professional conference organisers, event coordinators, tour guides, restaurant managers, banquet coordinators or managers, resort activities coordinators, tour desk officers, reservations sales agents, and owner-operators of small tourism organisations.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITXEBS001
      Use social media in business
      CIT Code: EBUS166
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to establish a social media presence in a business. It requires an understanding of the use of social media tools and platforms to enhance customer engagement and market a business. The unit is relevant to businesses operating in many industry contexts, including the tourism, travel, hospitality, events and other service industry sectors. It applies to individuals using social media for business at an operational level under limited supervision.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • Course Subjects - Diploma

    Diploma of Event Management
    CRICOS: 094471B | National ID: SIT50316
    Core - Complete all 11 subjects
    Subjects listed below from earlier courses automatically count towards this course

    National ID
    Subject Name
    • SITEEVT001
      Source and use information on the events industry
      CIT Code: TOUR238
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to access and interpret current and emerging information on the events industry to enhance the quality of event coordination. This includes industry structure, technology, laws and ethical issues specifically relevant to event coordination. This unit is relevant to events that are diverse in nature and are coordinated in many industry contexts, including the tourism, hospitality, sport, cultural and community sectors. It applies to individuals working at different levels in event management companies, in event venues, or in organisations that organise their own events.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITEEVT003
      Coordinate on-site event registrations
      CIT Code: TOUR140
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare for and process on-site attendee registrations at events. It requires the ability to collect and collate all registration materials in advance of the event, set up the registration area, and check attendee registration details before admission. This unit is relevant to events that are diverse in nature and are coordinated in many industry contexts, including the tourism, hospitality, sport, cultural and community sectors. It applies to event operations personnel who operate with some level of independence and under limited supervision. They may work in event management companies, in event venues, or in organisations that organise their own events.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITEEVT008
      Manage event staging components
      CIT Code: TOUR184
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to analyse event staging requirements and organise and monitor different staging services and products. It requires the ability to use advanced planning, organisation and communication skills combined with detailed knowledge of the event management process and broad understanding of specialist component services. This unit is relevant to events that are diverse in nature and are coordinated in many industry contexts, including the tourism, hospitality, sport, cultural and community sectors. It applies to event coordinators who operate independently, and are responsible for making a range of operational decisions. They may work in event management companies, in event venues, or in organisations that organise their own events. The unit does not cover the high levels of technical expertise required to provide individual specialist services, such as catering, audio visual or technical, creative and sporting services. It is also distinct from staging specialisation units that apply to staging technicians and stage managers in the entertainment industry.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITEEVT010
      Manage on-site event operations
      CIT Code: TOUR141
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage on-site operational activities for the staging of events. It requires the ability to finalise operational plans, oversee event set-up, execution and break-down, and evaluate the operational success of events. This unit is relevant to events that are diverse in nature and are coordinated in many industry contexts, including the tourism, hospitality, sport, cultural and community sectors. It applies to event coordinators and managers as well as venue duty, front of house and operations managers who operate independently, and are responsible for operational decisions. They may work in event management companies, in event venues, or in organisations that organise their own events.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITXCCS007
      Enhance customer service experience
      CIT Code: MKTG327
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide professional and personalised customer service experiences. It requires the ability to determine and meet customer preferences, develop customer relationships, respond to difficult service situations, and take responsibility for resolving complaints. The unit applies to those who deal directly with customers on a daily basis and who operate independently or with limited guidance from others. It includes senior frontline sales personnel, supervisors and managers who use discretion and judgement to provide quality customer service experiences. This includes individuals working in a range of tourism, travel, hospitality and events contexts.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITXFIN003
      Manage finances within a budget
      CIT Code: ACCT117
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to take responsibility for budget management where others may have developed the budget. It requires the ability to interpret budgetary requirements, allocate resources, monitor actual income and expenditure, and report on budgetary deviations. The skills and knowledge for budget development are covered in SITXFIN004 Prepare and monitor budgets. This unit applies to all tourism, travel, hospitality and event sectors. The budget may be for an entire organisation, for a department or for a particular project or activity. It applies to those who operate independently or with limited guidance from others. This includes supervisors and departmental managers.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITXHRM003
      Lead and manage people
      CIT Code: MGNT131
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to lead and manage people including in teams and support and encourage their commitment to the organisation. It requires the ability to lead by example and manage performance through effective leadership. The unit applies to individuals who operate independently and are responsible for leading and motivating people and teams. This includes supervisors, operational and senior managers. The unit applies to all tourism, travel, hospitality and event sectors.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITXMGT001
      Monitor work operations
      CIT Code: MGNT126
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to oversee and monitor the quality of day-to-day work. It requires the ability to communicate effectively with team members, plan and organise operational functions, and solve problems. The unit applies to all industry sectors, and to individuals operating at a team leading, supervisory or frontline management level.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITXMGT002
      Establish and conduct business relationships
      CIT Code: COMM130
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to establish and manage positive business relationships. It requires the ability to use high-level communication and relationship building skills to conduct formal negotiations and make commercially significant business-to-business agreements. The unit applies to all industry sectors, and to individuals who take responsibility for making decisions about purchasing or marketing activities. They also oversee the maintenance of contracts or agreements. This could include senior operational personnel, sales and marketing personnel, managers or owner-operators of small businesses. Agreements may relate to corporate accounts, service contracts, agency agreements, venue contracts, rate negotiations, preferred product agreements, supply agreements and marketing agreements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITXMGT003
      Manage projects
      CIT Code: MGNT125
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop project plans, implement project activities, monitor progress to ensure objectives are achieved, and evaluate all aspects of projects. The unit applies to all tourism, travel, hospitality and event sectors and the project could relate to event planning and execution, product development, research or initiatives such as the introduction of new workplace systems or technologies. It applies to senior personnel who operate independently or with limited guidance from others and who are responsible for making a range of operational business and project management decisions.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITXWHS002
      Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks
      CIT Code: OHSS458
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify hazards, assess the associated workplace safety risks, take measures to eliminate or minimise those risks, and document all processes. The unit applies to all tourism, travel, hospitality and event sectors and to any small, medium or large organisation. All people working at all levels can participate in risk assessments which are commonly conducted as a team effort. Frontline operational personnel, who operate with some level of independence and under limited supervision, would assist other colleagues during the process. Individuals may conduct the assessments independently of others. This unit incorporates the requirement, under state and territory work health and safety (WHS) legislation, for businesses to conduct risk assessments involving their workers to manage the safety of those workers and anyone else in the workplace.
      Prerequisites: Nil


    Electives - Complete 9 subjects Subjects listed below from earlier courses automatically count towards this course

    • SITXMPR008
      Prepare and present proposals
      CIT Code: COOK251
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare and present tenders, proposals or bids either as a response to a tender brief or as a proposal created and offered. It requires the ability to analyse client tender specifications or needs, determine organisational ability to meet those requirements, and to prepare and present information that is relevant to client criteria or needs. The unit applies to all tourism, travel, hospitality and event sectors and the tender proposal or bid may be for a one-off occasion, a series of occasions, or for an extended contract to deliver products and services. It applies to senior personnel who operate independently or with limited guidance from others and who are responsible for making a range of financial and operational decisions.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITXMPR006
      Obtain and manage sponsorship
      CIT Code: TOUR116
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to obtain and manage sponsorship for a business activity, product, service or event. It requires the ability to determine sponsorship requirements, source and negotiate with potential sponsors and manage sponsorship arrangements. The unit applies to any tourism, travel, hospitality or event sector where sponsorship is sought to support business or community activities. Sponsorship may relate to a one-off activity, such as an event, or to ongoing operations, such as sponsorship of a particular service. It applies to senior coordinators and managers who perate independently, have responsibility for others and are responsible for making a range of financial and operational decisions. They may work under the overall guidance of event organising committees.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITEEVT014
      Develop and implement event management plans
      CIT Code: TOUR248
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to assess event planning requirements and respond with the development of detailed event plans. It requires the ability to monitor plans through to event execution and evaluation. Plans developed may be a single plan, or a series of interrelated plans that guide different aspects of event management. This unit is relevant to events that are diverse in nature and are coordinated in many industry contexts, including the tourism, hospitality, sport, cultural and community sectors. It applies to event managers who operate with significant autonomy and who are responsible for making strategic event management decisions. They may work in event management companies, in event venues, or in organisations that organise their own events.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITXGLC001
      Research and comply with regulatory requirements
      CIT Code: LEGL102
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to comply with laws and licensing requirements for specific business operations. It requires the ability to access and interpret regulatory information, determine scope of compliance, and develop, implement and continuously review and update policies and practices for business compliance. The unit applies to regulatory requirements for day-to-day business operations in all tourism, travel, hospitality and event sectors and to special requirements for one-off events. It applies to senior personnel who operate independently or with limited guidance from others and who are responsible for making a range of operational business and regulatory compliance decisions.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITEEVT002
      Process and monitor event registrations
      CIT Code: TOUR240
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to process attendee registrations for events, and administer them through to finalisation. It requires the ability to record customer information, monitor attendance numbers, generate sales and operational reports, and issue customer documents for event attendance. This unit is relevant to events coordinated in many industry contexts, including the tourism, hospitality, sport, cultural and community sectors. It applies to event operations personnel who operate with some level of independence and under limited supervision. They may work in event management companies, in event venues, or in organisations that organise their own events.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITTTSL006
      Prepare quotations
      CIT Code: TOUR125
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to calculate the costs of products and services and to present quotations to customers. It requires the ability to provide quotations for products and services where business pricing has already been determined. The unit applies to any tourism, travel, hospitality or events industry sector and quotations can be for any international or domestic product. The organisation could be a principal (the supplier) or an agent quoting on products and services on behalf of the principal. It applies to frontline sales or operations personnel who operate with some level of independence and under limited supervision. This includes travel consultants, inbound tour coordinators, visitor information officers, account managers for professional conference organisers, event coordinators, tour guides, restaurant managers, banquet coordinators or managers, resort activities coordinators, tour desk officers, reservations sales agents, and owner-operators of small tourism organisations.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITTTSL008
      Book supplier products and services
      CIT Code: TOUR127
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to make and administer customer bookings for products and services. It requires the ability to identify customer booking requirements, request and confirm them with suppliers, and administer all bookings through to finalisation. The unit does not cover the skills required to receive and process an incoming reservation, which are covered in SITTTSL007 Process reservations. The unit applies to frontline operations personnel who operate with some level of independence and under limited supervision. This includes travel consultants, inbound tour coordinators, visitor information officers, account managers for professional conference organisers, event coordinators, tour guides, banquet coordinators or managers, hotel guest relations officers, tour desk officers, and operations coordinators.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITTTSL010
      Use a computerised reservations or operations system
      CIT Code: TOUR239
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use a computerised reservations or operations system to create, maintain and administer bookings for products and services. The unit covers the required computer skills to use all system functions and capabilities and not the related sales skills, which are found in other units. The unit applies to any tourism, travel, hospitality or event industry sector and any computerised system used to manage international or domestic product sales. It applies to frontline sales and operations personnel who operate with some level of independence and under limited supervision. This includes travel consultants, inbound tour coordinators, visitor information officers, account managers for professional conference organisers, event coordinators, tour desk officers, operations consultants, and reservations sales agents.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • SITXEBS002
      Develop, implement and monitor the use of social media in a business
      CIT Code: TOUR252
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage the development and implementation of social media in a business and monitor its effectiveness. It requires an understanding of social media tools and platforms in order to develop a social media plan, and supporting organisational policies for social media use. This unit does not address the skills and knowledge required to set up social media accounts or its day-to-day business use. The unit is relevant to businesses operating in many industry contexts, including the tourism, travel, hospitality, events and other service industry sectors. It applies to owners or managers of businesses who are responsible for the planning, development and monitoring of social media use in a business context.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • Course Subjects - Advanced Diploma

    Advanced Diploma of Business
    CRICOS: 087457C | National ID: BSB60215
    Complete all 6 subjects from this group
    Subjects listed below from earlier courses automatically count towards this course

    National ID
    Subject Name
    • BSBHRM602
      Manage human resource strategic planning
      CIT Code: MGNT331
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop, implement and maintain a strategic approach to managing human resources in an organisation ensuring that the organisation has the structure and staff to meet current and foreseeable business and performance objectives. It applies to individuals employed as human resource managers after a firm grounding has been established in a range of human resource activities.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • BSBINN601
      Lead and manage organisational change
      CIT Code: MGNT326
      Description: This unit describes skills and knowledge required to determine strategic change requirements and opportunities; and to develop, implement and evaluate change management strategies. It applies to managers with responsibilities that extend across the organisation or across significant parts of a large organisation. They may have a dedicated role in human resources management, human resources development, or work in a strategic policy or planning area. The unit takes a structured approach to change management and applies to people with considerable work experience and organisational knowledge.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • BSBMGT615
      Contribute to organisation development
      CIT Code: MGNT315
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the creation of an organisation development plan which ensures that the organisation will become more effective over time in achieving its goals. It applies to individuals with organisation wide responsibilities who are critically involved in shaping and focussing the organisation so that it can adapt to new technologies, challenges and markets.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • BSBMKG609
      Develop a marketing plan
      CIT Code: MKTG257
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research, develop and present a marketing plan for an organisation. It applies to individuals working in senior marketing positions who are responsible for formulating a marketing plan by developing specific marketing strategies and tactics in accordance with the organisation's overall marketing objectives. Individuals operating at this level may receive input from people working under their supervision who collect information required to devise specific marketing strategies and tactics.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • BSBFIM601
      Manage finances
      CIT Code: ACCT342
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake budgeting, financial forecasting and reporting and to allocate and manage resources to achieve the required outputs for the business unit. It includes contributing to financial bids and estimates, allocating funds, managing budgets and reporting on financial activity. It applies to individuals who have managerial responsibilities which include overseeing the management of financial and other resources across a business unit, a series of business units or teams, or an organisation. It covers all areas of broad financial management. In a larger organisation this work would be supported by specialists in financial management.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • BSBSUS501
      Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
      CIT Code: MGNT608
      Description: In this unit you will gain the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement a workplace sustainability policy, including the modification of the policy to suit changed circumstances. This unit requires the ability to access industry information, applicable legislative and occupational health and safety (OHS) guidelines.
      Prerequisites: Nil


    Other Electives - complete a maximum of 2 subjects

    • BSBMGT605
      Provide leadership across the organisation
      CIT Code: MGNT353
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate senior leadership behaviour and personal and professional competence. Business ethics are also addressed in this unit. It applies to individuals who have a role in inspiring and motivating others to achieve organisational goals and to model professionalism in their organisation and industry. Leadership is seen in the context of the organisational mission.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • BSBDIV601
      Develop and implement diversity policy
      CIT Code: MGNT606
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research diversity and its importance to organisational activity and to draft, plan and implement diversity policy. It applies to individuals working in organisations with staff and clients from different cultures, races or religions, multiple generations, or where there are other forms of diversity in the workforce.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • BSBMGT624
      Develop and implement corporate social responsibility
      CIT Code: MGNT778
      Description: This unit identifies the skills and knowledge required to consult with stakeholders to develop,implement and evaluate corporate social responsibility policy in an organisation. It applies to individuals working in senior roles in diverse contexts who have responsibility for ensuring an organisation is positioned to ensure its long-term viability and success.
      Prerequisites: Nil
    • BSBMGT617
      Develop and implement a business plan
      CIT Code: MGNT605
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to run a business operation and covers the steps required to develop and implement a business plan. It applies to individuals who are running an organisation or who take a senior role in determining the effective functioning and success of the organisation. As such, they may oversee the work of a number of teams and other managers.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • 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.

    Certificate III in Events (6 months)
    PLUS
    Diploma of Event Management (6 months)
    PLUS
    Advanced Diploma of Business (6 months)
    = 1.5 years of study
    Optional degree pathway available