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Duration: 
1 year full time or longer for part time
Location: 
Delivery mode: 
Blended
Workplace

Applications due 31 December 2018

Overview

Learn how to coordinate and manage effective, safe and engaging events with a Diploma of Event Management at Victoria Polytechnic.

You will develop fundamental planning, communication and organisational skills, and acquire a detailed understanding of the event management process. On completion, you will have the confidence to manage a variety of events for different clients from conception through to operation.

You’ll gain both a theoretical and practical understanding of events, and develop skills in:

  • event staging
  • financing and budgeting
  • people management
  • on-site event operations
  • project management
  • regulatory requirements
  • hazard and safety management
  • sponsorship management
  • food and beverage service.

VU’s Learning Hubs are welcoming spaces where you can improve your study and employability skills.

Our students can attend Learning Hubs at one of five VU campuses, including Footscray Nicholson. We offer maths, writing, careers and English-language advice, and show you effective ways to study and manage your time.

Our programs include:

  • workshops
  • drop-in sessions
  • peer mentoring
  • maths and writing resources
  • resume and career guidance.

We also have accessibility support services and counselling services available for all students.

Our campus libraries offer career advice, academic resources and learning and IT support in relaxed lounge-like settings. You'll have access to photocopying, computing and printing facilities as well as electronic and print resources.

VU has one of the best campus-wide WiFi networks. We also have more than 4000 computers (PCs and Apple Mac) spread across our campuses. A central IT helpdesk is also available for support. You'll have access to a rich collection of online resources at any time of the day or night, including databases, e-learning content for courses, student email, student software packages and social networking tools.

As an events student, you will be exposed to our high-profile industry partnerships including:

  • Lancemore Group’s Mansion Hotel & Spa
  • Werribee Park
  • Crown Melbourne
  • TFE Hotels
  • Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens.

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To transfer into this course from another apply online at our Admissions centre.

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Careers in events

On completion, you can choose to pathway into further study or apply for roles such as:

  • conference coordinator
  • event or exhibition coordinator
  • event or exhibition planner
  • event sales coordinator
  • function coordinator
  • in-house meetings coordinator
  • meetings coordinator
  • staging coordinator
  • venue coordinator.

Course structure

To be awarded the SIT50316 Diploma of Event Management, a student must successfully complete a total of twenty (20) units of competency, comprising of:

  • eleven (11) core units, and;
  • nine (9) elective units, of which:
  • four (4) units must be selected from Group A;
  • two (2) units must be selected from Group A or Group B;
  • three (3) units may be selected from Group A, Group B, elsewhere in the SIT Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package, any other current training package or accredited course.

The selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification as well as be approved by Victoria Polytechnic.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use a broad range of event-related skills and sound knowledge of event management processes to coordinate event operations. They operate independently and make operational event management decisions.

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional \'elective\' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type: VET

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full-fee paying place.

If you enrol in a:

  • Government subsidised place, you’ll pay a VET tuition fee and may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee and course materials contribution.
  • full-fee paying place, you’ll pay the full-fee tuition rate (which includes Student Services and Amenities Fee and any material fees).

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Scholarships & assistance

Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.

We can help with fee assistance and advice.

Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

You may be able to complete your qualification sooner through formal recognition of your existing skills. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

Call us on 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387) to discuss RPL options with the course manager.

How to apply for this course

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

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Direct applications due 31 December 2018.

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