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Diploma of Business (Event Management)

What is a Diploma of Business (Event Management)?

A Diploma of Business (Event Management) provides you with the business skills needed to run large-scale events. Learn from Torrens University's industry experts. Produce and execute creative and innovative concepts in business environments. Graduate ready for an exciting career managing major events.
This event management course has been designed to provide you with a broad base of generalist skills and knowledge covering events, communication, marketing and management over eight core subjects. The course is available on campus or online so you can tailor your course to suit your lifestyle. Upon completion, you have the opportunity to move into a Bachelor of Business to earn a full event management degree.

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Learning outcomes

  • Develop a grounding in event management business practices.
  • Understand how to successfully manage large-scale cultural and social activities.
  • Learn the art of promotion and how it directly ties into the success of an event.
  • Build awareness of legal requirements and other logistical issues.
  • Undertake 50 hours of industry experience.
Study mode
Online, On campus, Blended
Campus locations
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide
Student
Domestic
International (offshore)
Course duration
1 year full time, 2 years part time
Start date
16 Sep 2024
17 Feb 2025
02 Jun 2025
15 Sep 2025
Fees & scholarships

This is an AQF Level 5 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd.

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Guaranteed pathway entry
Successful completion will guarantee entry into the second year of our Bachelor of Business programs.

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

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Get inside the heads of some of the best in the business and learn what it’s really like in your chosen industry.
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Career opportunities

You will graduate with the know-how to run large-scale events professionally and successfully, working behind the scenes and on the day to make everything run smoothly. You can also further your studies by taking your credits into a Bachelor of Business, where you can specialise in Event Management, Marketing, Sports, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality Management or Hotel Management.

Potential career paths

  • Conference Coordinator
    Average salary: $75,305 - $118,560
  • Event Planner
    Average salary: $75,412 - $83,698
Lisa Hyde - Diploma of Event Management student testimonial
The work experience opportunities were invaluable in giving me the confidence to start my own business. I’m now running Shevoke, an online boutique specialising in women’s clothing.
Lisa May Hyde
Bachelor of Business (Event Management)

Subjects and units

Delivered both on campus and online, this course comprises 6 core and 2 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.

  • Core
  • Electives

Requirements

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 

Requirements

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

Elective subjects

  • Introduction to Sport Management | SPO101
  • Sport Marketing | SPO102
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship | ENT101
  • Venture Ideation | ENT102
  • Sales and Negotiation Strategies | ENT201
  • Economics | ECO201
  • Strategic Management | MGT302A
  • Lean Business Start-up | ENT301
  • Business and Corporations Law | LAW301

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.

Undergraduate

  • 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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Postgraduate

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

      CRICOS 095353M

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    • Master of Business Administration Advanced

      CRICOS 088149G

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Industry partners and Work‑Integrated Learning

When you study with Torrens University Australia, you will benefit from our extensive network of industry partners. You’ll learn from industry professionals, gain invaluable insights and build key industry relationships.

Gain professional experience

Complete 50 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 offshore

Fees

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

FEE-HELP

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

Scholarships

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;

OR

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

OR

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

OR

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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Fees

Check the international course fee schedule for the cost of your course. This course is only offered online. International students requiring a student visa to study in Australia should choose another course that offers 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.

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as an international offshore 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;

OR

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

AND

Academic IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0) 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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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.

Learn more about study pathways

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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