Are you an accredited college?
Yes. We are an Australian Registered Training Organisation (RTO code 70229).
Are your courses accredited?
The following courses and skill sets are accredited and nationally recognised under National Standards for RTOs regulated by the Australian Quality Skills Authority (ASQA):
Other courses are developed through industry consultation to meet the needs of a rapidly changing employment market. We pride ourselves on constantly evolving our content and learning experiences to provide the most up-to-date and relevant training for our students.
Certification and credentials are awarded for all successfully completed COEM courses. Please refer to specific course pages for more information.
Are your qualifications recognised internationally?
No they’re not. Australian qualifications, however are highly regarded internationally and often acknowledged as ‘best practice’.
Are your courses practical?
Yes. Our courses are designed to combine practical skills and relevant theory. Course content reflects the range of skills, knowledge, attitudes and values required to work in the events industry. Our Learning Facilitators are drawn from industry and possess years of practical experience in designing, producing and managing events of all types and scope.
In addition to reputable qualifications, employers need to see evidence of hands-on experience in events. That’s why our Industry Engagement Program (IEP) is such an integral and practical component of our courses.* We have relationships with hundreds of industry contacts providing you with fabulous volunteering, internship and paid opportunities on events of all kinds. There are so many opportunities to choose from you won’t have any trouble finding roles that suit your schedule and interests.**
If you are enrolled in a qualification, you will receive lifetime access to our in-house event recruitment agency, Event Jobs Online.
* IEP is available only to Event Manager students and alumni.
** See updated information in our COVID-19 information section below.
Will I have assessments?
Yes. Assessments are a requirement of most courses and are used to enable students and Learning Facilitators to effectively monitor performance and manage study loads. Assessment are spread throughout the course rather than having one or two large ‘exams’ and are designed to be practical and enjoyable.
Depending on your chosen course, a range of methods are used to assess student progress including quizzes, practical, research reports, presentations, portfolios, hypotheticals and case studies.
What are the entry criteria for my course?
Each course has its own entry criteria. Please refer to specific course pages for more information. Note:
- An ATAR or similar is not required for application to any of our courses.
- There are no course prerequisites for entry to qualifications. For example, you may enrol in an Event Manager course without having completed an Event Starter course.
- You must be over 18 years of age to enrol in most of our courses. If you are under 18 please speak to a Course Advisor for further information.
- You must demonstrate proficiency in written and spoken English.
- Our courses are not accredited for Australian student visa or immigration purposes. We are unable to assist with student visa applications or transfers. Our courses are open to international students, onshore or offshore, who do not require a study visa.
When can I start studying?
All courses other than our Event Manager program offer a ‘start anytime’ study option. The Event Manager program has specific intakes throughout the year to foster a strong learning community and a more satisfying learning experience and outcome for our students. The learning community also encourages and supports networking opportunities from peers and Learning Facilitators.
What is a skill set?
Skill sets are single Units of Competency that are grouped together to form a specific area of knowledge and experience related to a defined industry eg event management.
In the case of Event Starter: we have bundled four Units from the Event Manager – Diploma course. These Units form a well-rounded foundation for further study in event management or the beginning of a career in events.
What is a Unit of Competency?
Nationally recognised courses are competency based which means that training and assessment focusses on the development and recognition of a person’s ability to apply relevant knowledge and skills to perform workplace tasks to a specific standard.
The specific skills and knowledge required are set out in Units of Competency. These Units can be grouped together to make up a skill set or a nationally recognised qualification. Each qualification has a list of skills, which describe the non-technical skills and competencies important for effective participation in the workforce.
To be deemed ‘competent’ in a Unit of Competency you must be able to provide evidence of the required skills and knowledge in a range of situations and environments over time. This evidence is usually in the form of an assessment.
What is a Statement of Attainment?
A Statement of Attainment is issued by a Registered Training Organisation to certify the completion of one or more Units from a whole qualification.