Bachelor of Business (Event Management)

CRICOS 090278B

What is a Bachelor of Event Management?

The Bachelor of Business (Event Management) covers every aspect of  planning and running major events. Choose from electives to tailor your event management degree to your specific interests. Gain relevant, real-world experience with one of our acclaimed Torrens University industry partners.
This course will help you learn how to bring events to life. You’ll learn how to come up with creative themes and formats, and manage clients to ensure their expectation for an event is met. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of the legal, marketing, financial and strategic concepts in event management. You will also gain practical industry skills in project, strategic and event management and have the option to specialise in hospitality, tourism, marketing, public relations and advertising.


Learning outcomes

  • Create smooth-running large-scale events, leaving guests satisfied.
  • Launch eye-catching and exciting marketing strategies based around functions.
  • Develop experience in handling logistical issues and problem-solving on the fly.
  • Master the managerial and delegation skills that make running great events possible.
  • Undertake 300 hours of industry experience.
Study mode
Online, On campus, Blended
Campus locations*
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide
Course duration
3 years full time, 6 years part time, 2 years accelerated
Start date
3 June 2024
16 Sep 2024
Fees & scholarships

This is an AQF Level 7 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd.

*For more details on international student study options.

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Know what it's like to be in business
Complete a minimum of 300 hours of professional work placement, facing real challenges and solving genuine industry problems.  

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Future-proof your career
Our diverse academics and industry partners will help you gain new perspectives and a wide-reaching business network.

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Ultimate flexibility
With the option to study full or part time and all your course materials online, you can tailor your study to suit your lifestyle.
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Career opportunities

With a Bachelor of Business (Event Management) you will have the know-how to run large-scale events professionally and successfully, from the planning phase to completion. This will open up opportunities in bigger organisations as well as the chance to run your own business for a range of clients.

Potential career paths

  • Event Manager
    Average salary: $78,000 - $119,798
  • Promotions Manager
    Average salary: $55,590 - $166,771
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Our lecturers often taught us content through examples and case studies from their own experiences. It was a very engaging and relevant way of learning the course material!
Madison Browne
Bachelor of Business (Event Management)

Subjects and units

Delivered both on campus and online, this course comprises 20 core and 4 electives, each subject requiring 10 hours of study per week; three hours facilitated and seven self-directed. Assessments may include activity-based assignments or online quizzes. There are no formal exams.

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Electives


These six core subjects must be completed. Additionally, you’re required to select two electives from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Academic and Business Communication Skills | BIZ106 
  • Understanding Self and Others | BIZ107 
  • The Business of Events | EVT102
  • Marketing in the Digital Era | MKT105
  • The Business Environment | BIZ202
  • Industry Skills Project | IND101A | 50 hours of industry experience 


These seven core subjects must be completed. Additionally, you're required to select one elective from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Accounting for Decision Making | BIZ201
  • Customer Experience Management | BIZ204
  • Event Management and Operations | EVT201A
  • Developing People and Culture | MGT202
  • Project Management | MGT201A
  • Event Technologies | EVT211
  • Industry Engagement Project | IND201A | 100 hours of industry experience


These seven core subjects must be completed. Additionally, you're required to select one elective from the electives tab.
  • Ethics and Sustainability | MGT301A
  • Agile Business Analysis (Advanced) | MIS312
  • Services Marketing | THE302
  • Industry Consulting Project | IND301A | 150 hours of industry experience
  • Organisational Creativity & Innovation | BIZ301
  • Risk, Resilience and Recovery | THE301
  • Event Staging and Production | EVT304


Electives available to students may be chosen from the elective bank below. Choose four electives:

Elective subjects

  • The Food and Beverage Industry | HAT101
  • Introduction to Sport Management | SPO101
  • Sport Marketing | SPO102
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship | ENT101
  • Venture Ideation | ENT102
  • Tourism Perspectives and Experiences | HAT102
  • Sales and Negotiation Strategies | ENT201
  • Economics | ECO201
  • Strategic Management | MGT302A
  • Lean Business Start-up | ENT301
  • Business and Corporations Law | LAW301

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course, and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. For more information, visit Study in Australia.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time (i.e. must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year). For the latest information on study locations, please check the entry requirements flyer.

Study pathways

Torrens University offers undergraduate and postgraduate students with flexible entry options and study pathways. Whether you prefer a full program or a modular approach, we can tailor your studies to your needs. Start your journey with an undergraduate diploma or bachelor degree, or grow your career with a postgraduate qualification.

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Let us customise a study plan and pathway for you.


  • Diploma courses ( 2 options )
  • Bachelor courses ( 2 options )
    • Bachelor of Business

      CRICOS 090275E

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    • Bachelor of Business Event Management

      CRICOS 090278B

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  • Graduate Certificate of Business Administration

    CRICOS 095349G

    3 core subjects
    Online | On campus | Blended
    0.5 years full-time, part-time options available
  • Graduate Diploma of Business Administration

    CRICOS 095352A

    4 core subjects
    Online | On campus | Blended
    1 year full time, part-time options available

    Complete four more subjects to expand or deepen your knowledge in a specific area.

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  • Master courses ( 2 options )
    • Master of Business Administration MBA

      CRICOS 095353M

      View course
    • Master of Business Administration Advanced

      CRICOS 088149G

      View course

Industry partners and Work‑Integrated Learning

An important element of this course is your placement with an endorsed host organisation(s). Work placements provide a valuable resource for you to develop hands-on practical experience to ensure you graduate confident and job-ready. A key task will be the completion of a reflective journal covering the experience and the identification and analysis of key learning outcomes.

Gain professional experience

Complete 300 hours of real-world, relevant experience during your course. You’ll have the opportunity to leverage our work placement program with one of our acclaimed industry partners.

You can source Work-Integrated Learning opportunities, including placements, through our Careers Connect database, all vetted for quality and relevance by Torrens University’s Learning Facilitators.

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Entry details

  • Domestic
  • International


Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.


Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP


If you are truly passionate about business, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of business scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the business industry:

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as a domestic student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Australian secondary school certificate, or equivalent;


Successful completion of a Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4), or above;


Successful completion of at least 0.25 EFTSL at AQF level 6, 0.5 EFTSL at AQF level 5 or above, or equivalent;


Work-life experience demonstrating the ability to undertake study at the required level which may include approval of prior study or successful completion of a readiness assessment.

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Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

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Check the international course fee schedule for the cost of your course. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended options.

Fee payment

Course fees can be paid across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.


We want you to have the best possible chance to succeed, which is why we offer a range of financial scholarships to support our international students during their study journey.

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as an international student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Successful completion of at least 0.25 EFTSL at AQF level 6, 0.5 EFTSL at AQF level 5 or above, or equivalent;


Australian secondary school certificate, or equivalent Senior Secondary qualification, or baccalaureate Diploma;


Academic IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent.
OR alternative entry requirements may be available. Alternative entry may include assessment and approval of prior study, or successful completion of a readiness assessment. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

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OR alternative entry requirement may be available. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

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How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
  • What if  I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?
  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?

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