Certificate in Event Management

Do you dream of running your own events business? Do you love planning events and bringing your ideas to life? Do you want to further your knowledge on how to create a successful event, end-to-end? Then this course is for you.

Event Management



Approximately 300 hours
to complete the course, which
has 3 key modules made up of
26 subjects.

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites to complete this course. However, you must be able to read, analyse and comprehend, printed information in English, and to write statements and solve problems to complete the course. You must also have reliable access to a computer and a reliable internet connection and have basic computer skills.


Upon completion of your course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion and a Statement of Attainment for each module completed.


Online, flexible learning at
your own pace.

Availability of Content

12 months to access the course content (extensions are considered on a case-by-case basis)

Approval & Recognition

Careerhouse is an approved and recognised member of IARC. The IARC is an International association which recognises institutions who aspire to excellence in tertiary education.

Designed as the perfect introductory course to provide you a solid foundation into the growing events industry and event management. Learn about each phase of an event, from the ideation, to planning and conception, to the execution. Gain a better understanding and further develop your skills in marketing, promotions, project management, planning menus and managing budgets, so you can deliver successful events including gallery openings and exhibitions, festivals, weddings and parties and sporting events.

Course Outline

Students will undertake 3 Key Modules, made up of 26 subjects.

Module 1: Event Management (100 hours)

This module explores the fundamentals of event planning and management. Learn step-by-step the various stages of executing an event, including concept development, delivering the event on-time and to budget, to creating a marketing and promotional plan. Discover ways to minimise risk, from both a financial point of view as well as crowd control and food hygiene.

Module 2: Food and Beverage Management (100 hours)

This module develops an excellent and sound foundation for working in a restaurant, catering or other food service enterprise. Learn how to manage commercial kitchen facilities (including safe good storage and preparation), and gain an understanding of alternative cooking processes to ensure you can confidently make appropriate decisions on the best approach. Discover how to plan menus for a variety of events and situations, including catering, restaurants and food stalls, and explore ways to manage catering or restaurant staff and what skills are required for best-in-practice waiting staff.

Module 3: Business Studies (100 hours)

This module is designed to provide you with the essentials of business management so that you can make the most appropriate decisions for a business you own or manage for a successful operation. You will gain a better understanding of a broad variety of business procedures, from communications, to production, to staff and team management and financial management. Discover the different ways of working for a small business, understand how to minimise risk and learn how to manage staff conflict, so you can set the business up for success.

For the full subject list and course guide, fill out our Enquiry Form and our course advisors will be in touch.


Assessments are a critical step in the learning process. They help ensure you stay on track and meet the learning objectives of each lesson before moving onto the next. They also help your tutor identify where any further support may be required, so that you get the most out of your course.

You will learn via various methods; a combination of reading, interacting with tutors, undertaking research and watching videos. Each lesson will conclude with an assignment which is marked by your assigned tutor and returned to you with feedback, and if necessary, some recommended additional reading. Assessments may come in the form of – case studies, quizzes and written assessments.

Who will this course interest?

This course is a beginner level course and will lay a sound foundation of knowledge and skills in which can grow with experience and further study.

This course may be of interest to people working, or aspiring to work in or as:

› Caterers
› Corporate Events
› Event Planners

› Event Coordinators
› Event Production
› Food Stall Owners
› Private Events
› Restaurant Owner or Restaurant Management
› Sporting Events

If you have a specific job in mind, it is important that you research exactly what is required before enrolling in a course. Different roles will require different skills, qualifications and recognition. If you are unsure, one of our course advisors will be able to help you with this.

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