1 Year Full Time; this course is also available Part time

Australia’s convention and event industry has been one of the fastest growing and contributes more than $8 billion to the national economy every year. Australia is developing a reputation as a destination that can bid for, manage and produce conventions and events of all shapes and sizes like the 2000 Olympics and the Rugby World Cup.

This diploma has been developed with industry and academic leaders in convention and event management. The program offers a balanced integration of theoretical study and practical training. Through our integrated work experience program, students also become familiar with the practicalities of working in the conventions and event industry in areas such as events management and convention, meetings and exhibitions management.

Students also undertake 36 industry work placement shifts as part of this course.

Pathways to a Higher Degree

Successful graduates of the Diploma of Events may receive up to four (4) units of credit into the Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management at the Australian School of Management.

Course Subjects SIT50212

SIT12DIP201: Planning In-House Events SITXEVT301 Access information on event operations SITXEVT401 Plan in-house events or functions

SIT12DIP202: Processing and Managing Event Registration SITXEVT302 Process and monitor event registrations SITXEVT303 Coordinate on-site event registrations SITXCCS401 Enhance the customer service experience

SIT12DIP002: Leadership and Motivation SITXHRM402 Lead and manage people SITXMGT401 Monitor work operations SITXMGT502 Manage projects

SIT12DIP204: Event Staging and Logistics SITXWHS301 Identify hazards, assess and control safety risks SITXEVT503 Managing event staging components

SIT12DIP205: Planning and Managing Event Sites and Infrastructure SITXEVT502 Select event venues and sites SITXEVT504 Organise event infrastructure

SIT12DIP008: Financial Information for Decision Making SITXFIN501 Prepare and monitor budgets SITXFIN402 Manage finances within a budget SITXFIN401 Interpret financial information

SIT12DIP203: Conferences Management SITXEVT501 Develop conference programs

SIT12DIP006: Marketing Principles and Practices SITXMGT501 Establish and conduct business relationships SITXGLC501 Research and comply with regulatory requirements BSBWRT401 Write complex documents SITXMPR404 Coordinate marketing activities

Award Rules

Award Requirements To be eligible for the Diploma of Events, a candidate shall complete all of the eight (8) course subjects listed.

Credit Transfer Students who wish to have their AQF qualification and/or Statement of Attainment recognised must submit the documentary evidence before enrolment to the Admissions Department. Once the enrolment has been accepted, no further exemptions will be granted. Further details are available from the Admissions Department.

Course Assessments It is important to note that ACAE adopts a number of assessments items or tools that are designed to best suit your course and the knowledge and skills that are required to be demonstrated by each participant. All assessments are identified clearly in our subject guides which are provided to students upon enrolment. The subject guide provides a great amount of detail on the timing and style of assessment. It is important to note that participants need to demonstrate competency through each of the prescribed assessment items throughout your time enrolled in the course. In general the following assessment items apply for this course.

  • Projects
  • Practical Demonstrations
  • Knowledge-Based Tests
  • Case Studies
  • Industry Placement Portfolios
  • Checkpoints


February and July (see fee schedule for yearly dates)

Entry Requirements All students are required to have completed the equivalent of Australian School Year 11. More information is available at Admission Requirements for Local Students and Admission Requirements for International Students.


  1. Subjects must be taken in the order that they are offered and at the discretion of the Management Committee.
  2. The information above is correct at the time of publishing. However, all programs may be subject to ongoing review by the Management Committee.
Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Last updated May 3, 2019
This course is Campus based
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Jan 2020
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