Event
Foundation

Event
Starter

Event
Manager

Event
Foundation

Event Basics Short Course

1 x accredited events unit
Self-paced
Start anytime
Online
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Ever wonder what an event manager does on a day to day basis?

Learn event industry basics. Gain an understanding of the role of an event manager. See how an event works from beginning to end. Discover if a career in events is the right path for you.

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What You'll Learn

Event Foundation (Accredited) is the first subject in the Diploma of Event Management qualification course. Also a stand-alone course, Event Foundation is designed for those with an interest in events who might be considering event management as a career option.

This course will introduce you to the vast global events industry, examine the basic planning and execution of events and outline the mindsets and attitudes required to work as an event manager.

Using our online learning platform, Open Learning, you will explore the following topics:

  • 01 Global events industry
  • 02 Working in event teams
  • 03 Before the event
  • 04 During the event
  • 05 After the event
  • 06 Career pathways

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Identify and categorise key sources of information and professional networks in the global events industry
  • Prepare and execute plans for events
  • Explain and apply key mindsets, values and attitudes required to work effectively in teams
  • Identify and take steps in the development of a personal career pathway in the events industry

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Career Outcomes
On completion of Event Foundation you will:

  • Have a clear picture of the local events industry
  • Gain knowledge of the workings of an event from beginning to end
  • Understand the different roles of an event manager
  • Receive a verified digital Certificate and a Statement of Attainment*

*A Statement of Attainment certifies the completion of one or more Units from a whole qualification eg Diploma of Event Management SIT50316.

This course is an introductory short-course. We recommend further study and industry exposure to achieve job-readiness for a career in events. See our Event Manager – Diploma program

Entry Requirements
  • Enthusiastic about events and keen to learn
  • Access to a computer and reliable internet connection
  • Latest version of Firefox or Chrome and Adobe Flash Player
  • No previous course completion or experience in events required
Course Fees
View Event Foundation course fees in the Course Guide

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Gain a better
understanding of event
management practice

Obtain an accredited
certification to add
to your resume

Take your interest
in events to
the next level

Enjoy a fun
and interesting
online experience

MEET OUR EVENT EDUCATORS

Jade Whiteley

Learning Facilitator

S-J Rice

Learning Facilitator

Boris Kelly

Managing Director

Lynleigh McPherson

Learning Facilitator

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