Diploma of Event Management

Course details

Unit code: SIT50316

Unit name: Diploma of Event Management

Nationally recognised qualification: Yes


If you have ever thought about a career in the tourism or hospitality and events industries, or if you are searching for an express way to university – we’ve got the career path for you! An excellent addition to the Diploma of Hospitality Management course. Complete both Diplomas in conjuction and still finish within a year!

Course structure

Duration: 1 year (in conjuction with the Diploma of Hospitality Management)

Units of competency: 20

  • Core units:
    • SITEEVT001 Source and use information on the events industry
    • SITEEVT003 Coordinate on-site event registrations
    • SITEEVT008 Manage event staging components
    • SITEEVT010 Manage on-site event operations
    • SITXCCS007 Enhance customer service experiences
    • SITXFIN003 Manage finances within a budget
    • SITXHRM003 Lead and manage people
    • SITXMGT001 Monitor work operations
    • SITXMGT002 Establish and conduct business relationships
    • SITXMGT003 Manage projects
    • SITXWHS002 Identify hazards, assess and control safety risk
  • Elective units:
    • Various units chosen to suit the desired outcome, contact our Operations team for a detailed list of units.
    • Includes RSA and First Aid certificates (valued at $140)

Delivery: Face-to-face classes with online assessment.

Fees and payment plans

  • Additional $1000
    • Concession total: $1290
    • Non-concession total: $1300


Payment plans available:

  • Concessional:
  • Non-concessional:


Eligibility does apply, see below.

Entry requirements and eligibility

  • The Diploma of Hospitality Management is an initiative of and funded by the Queensland Government, as the Diploma of Event Management is run in conjuction, the same eligibility applies.
  • Students must be aged 15 years or above.
  • No longer enrolled at school.
  • A Queensland resident i.e. Australian citizen or New Zealand citizen permanently residing in Queensland.
  • Not have previously completed or currently enrolled in a Certificate IV or higher qualification (exceptions are made for qualifications completed at school).
  • Access to a laptop and internet.

Available campuses, locations and upcoming intakes

  • Southport Campus
    • Start: Week beginning Monday 15th February 2021
    • 2 days classroom learning a week
    • 9am – 3pm
    • Work integrated learning and placement, see below
  • Beenleigh Campus
    • Start: Week beginning Monday 15th February 2021
    • 2 days classroom learning a week
    • 9am – 3pm
    • Work integrated learning and placement, see below
  • Mitlon Campus
    • Start: Week beginning Monday 15th February 2021
    • 2 days classroom learning a week
    • 9am – 3pm
    • Work integrated learning and placement, see below

Work integrated learning and placement

36 service periods.

Work outcomes

Career possibilities may include:

  • Conference coordinator
  • Event planner
  • Exhibition planner
  • Function coordinator
  • Venue coordinator
  • Staging coordinator

Further learning pathways

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available on most Prestige Service Training qualifications. If you have completed formal or informal training and have knowledge, skills and employment experience in this area, you may apply for RPL.


You will be asked to provide evidence to support your application and our Operations team will assist you through the RPL assessment process.


Credit is also available for this qualification. If you have completed previous study in this qualification, or an equivalent, you can provide a copy of your transcript/s from your earlier study and we will conduct a credit assessment.

How to enrol

You’ve made a great choice and we’re excited to have you on board! The next is to apply, and we’re here to help every step of the way.


Before you apply, you may need the following:

  • Student ID (for current high school students)
  • Photo of a Green Medicare Card, Passport or Birth Certificate in colour
  • Evidence of QLD residency dated within 6 months (Driver’s license, concession card or utility bill or bank statement with your address on it)
  • YOU WILL NEED a USI number – please visit www.usi.gov.au to look up or create your USI number
  • Concession ONLY: DVA, HCC or PCC card details if you want to be eligible for concessional prices
  • A parent close by to also sign if under the age of 18!


So that we can help you best, please click on the option below that best relates to you and we can start your enrolment process.


Prestige Service Training is contracted by the Queensland Government to deliver the Higher Level Skills program, an investment model for the delivery of training to Queensland participants, which will provide a Government subsidy toward the training cost to eligible participants. Find the Higher Level Skills fact sheet with detailed information here: https://desbt.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0026/7784/hls-student-factsheet.pdf. Please note once a Certificarte IV or higher level qualification has been completed, students will no longer be eligible for a subsidised training place under the Higher Level Skills program. 

Course details and information are subject to change. Whilst every attempt is made to ensure that information is accurate and up to date at the time of printing and distribution, some information is subject to change without notice.

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