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.
Certificate III in Events | SIT30522
Diploma of Event Management | SIT50316
The Diploma will not be available for commencement in semester 2 2023.
A new training package will be introduced for the Diploma qualification in 2024.
TOTAL CIT PACKAGE: 1 year
Certificate III: 6 months Diploma: 6 months
2023 Semester 2 (July)
Certificate III in Events only
2024 Semester 1 (February)
2023: Certificate III - $7,050 per semester (Total qualification tuition fee)
Diploma - $7410 per semester (Total qualification tuition fee)
Certificate III in Events:
Stationary approximately $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 fee increases may happen annually in line with CIT's fee pricing review. Fees are subject to change.
- 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.
- 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
Course Subjects - Diploma
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)PLUSDiploma of Event Management (6 months)= 1 year of study
▼Optional degree pathway available