SIT50316 Diploma of Event Management

Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Online Learning

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Become a master of celebrations with Martin’s career-focused SIT50316 Diploma of Event Management. This qualification provides a pathway to careers with event and exhibition organisations in a diverse range of industries – from tourism and hospitality through to sport and cultural sectors.

During your course, you’ll plan, design and orchestrate your own events in a real-world learning environment, working closely with industry to refine your skills. There’s no better position to launch your career from once you graduate.

Create a lifetime of special memories for your clients – and for you.


Potential Career Opportunities

The qualification covers workers who apply knowledge, practical skills and experience in the Events and Travel and Tourism sectors.

This qualification allows people to work in:

  • Event management companies
  • Event venues
  • Businesses which organise their own events
  • Travel and tour services

Job titles for people with this qualification may include:

  • Conference Coordinator
  • Event or Exhibition Coordinator
  • Event or Exhibition Planner
  • Function Coordinator
  • In-house Meeting Coordinator
  • Meeting Coordinator
  • Staging Coordinator
  • Venue Coordinator
  • Established for
    Over 35 years

  • Chosen by
    40,000 students

Course details

Intake dates

Online Learning 13/02*, 27/03, 26/06, 25/09
Brisbane 13/02*, 27/03, 26/06, 25/09
Melbourne 13/02*, 27/03, 26/06, 25/09
Sydney 13/02*, 27/03, 26/06, 25/09

*Domestic students only, international students cannot commence on these dates


On-campus: 36 weeks of tuition + 2 weeks break (3x 12 week study periods with a one week break between each) – a maximum of 4 days per week study

Online Learning: 36 weeks of tuition + 2 weeks break (3x 12 week study periods with a one week break between each) – a minimum of 20hrs study per week study

International Students may only study on-campus full-time, for the duration stated above

Delivery mode

On-campus/Blended: A combination of on-campus and online learning that includes face-to-face theory classes/tutorials, practical activities, workshops, online support materials such as discussion forums, course resources and readings

Online Learning: This includes scheduled virtual classes, discussion forums, webinars, directed practical activities, individual resourced-based learning and support materials such as online tutorials, web links, handouts and readings

Entry requirements

Applicants to this course must satisfy the standard Diploma level entry requirements. View entry requirements >

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is an opportunity for you to receive recognition of your previous skills and knowledge you have acquired from work experiences, life experiences, and/or through recent formal studies. Through the RPL assessment process you may be able to gain recognition in Units of Competency within this course or the entire course. Find out more about RPL >


As within any study, students are required to complete a variety of assessments. In this course assessments may include case studies, research projects, demonstration of skills, video submissions, role-plays and written assessments.

Student support

Martin College has a range of support services available if the need arises, including:

  • Learning Skill support
  • Language Literacy and Numeracy support
  • Disability Services
  • Counselling Services
  • Career Advise
  • IT Help


Martin is a provider of nationally recognised qualifications so if you are considering continuing your studies, this course may assist in pathways into other qualifications such as:

Credit Transfer agreements exist with Australian Universities. For the most recent information, refer to Progress to a Degree on the Martin website.

Issuing qualifications

Upon successful completion of this course Study Group Australia Pty Ltd trading as Martin College will issue your nationally recognised qualification - SIT50316 Diploma of Event Management

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Additional costs

Additional costs are separate from the tuition costs and these may include costs such as textbooks, uniforms and resource kits. For further information regarding this course's additional costs, contact one of our Student Enrolment Advisers on 1300 762 129.


Units of Competency to be Delivered

To achieve this qualification, a total of 20 units of competency must successfully attained, contained within 12 subjects.

SGA Subject Name Embedded Unit(s) of Competency
Study Period 1
Events Research SITEEVT001 Source and use information on the events industry Core
Events Planning SITXMPR008 Prepare and present proposals Elective
SITEEVT007 Select event venues and sites Elective
SITEEVT006 Develop conference programs Elective
Finance 1 SITXFIN003 Manage finances within a budget Core
SITXFIN004 Prepare and monitor budgets Elective
WHS 1 SITXWHS002 Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks Core
Personal and Career Development BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development Elective
Study Period 2
Business Relationships SITXMGT002 Establish and conduct business relationships Core
Customer Service SITXCCS007 Enhance customer service experiences Core
SITXCCS008 Develop and manage quality customer service practices Elective
Event Marketing SITXMPR004 Coordinate marketing activities Elective
SITXMPR006 Obtain and manage sponsorship Elective
Events Operations 1 SITEEVT008 Manage event staging components Core
Study Period 3
Events Operations 2 SITEEVT010 Manage on-site event operations Core
SITXMGT003 Manage projects Core
Event Registration SITEEVT003 Coordinate on-site event registrations Core
SITEEVT002 Process and monitor event registrations Elective
Leadership & HR Management SITXHRM003 Lead and manage people Core
SITXMGT001 Monitor work operations Core

Course Features

  • Facilitated Internship: Available for this course (What's this)
  • Training in Events industry standard software
  • We can help you find the job you want via our Career Starter Program
  • Access our advanced online learning system for support and learning materials. Find out more about our Online Learning experience
  • Students who complete this qualification are eligible to apply for membership of the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) - an industry association for those in marketing professions
  • You can gain work experience while studying at Martin
  • Celia

    Diploma of Event Management

    I knew that Martin would prepare me for a career in Events. Work experience was a great help in understanding how things are run and probably the most rewarding part of the course. I currently work as an Event and Marketing Coordinator at the Sherrin Group. My role involves coordinating corporate social events, internal events and my biggest task is the annual Sherrin Riverfire Charity Gala Dinner. I am also in the process of starting to run my own events on the side.

  • Stephanie

    Diploma of Event Management

    I wanted to get the right skills and qualifications to start my career in event management, and I knew a Martin Diploma could get me there. The event subjects were great in giving me the skills I need to organise different types of events, including conference programs. I am working at the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) organising their events. My plan for the future is to always aim high and achieve the best I can. I plan to one day work for myself and build a strong reputation within the events industry.