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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.
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
19 Feb 2024
3 June 2024
16 Sep 2024
Fees & scholarships

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

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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

This course comprises 8 subjects, 6 core subjects and 2 elective subjects. As part of the core subjects, you will gain 50 hours of real-world industry experience.

Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 7 hours self-directed study.

  • 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
  • Sports 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

Industry partners and work placements

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.

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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.

Year 12 (Australian secondary school certificate) or equivalent.

OR

Successful completion of a Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4 or above), or successful completion of a Higher Education qualification.

The below is an alternative option.
Work and life experience that demonstrates skills and knowledge gained through paid or unpaid employment, formal learning and/or non-formal learning (presented on a current resume with attached cover letter).

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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.

Australian Year 12 or equivalent.
Academic IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent.
OR alternative entry requirement may be available. 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.

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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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