Diploma of Event Management

Event Management

1-Year Diploma or pathway to ICMS Bachelor of Event Management

Stand-alone Diploma qualification

or your pathway to an ICMS Bachelor of Event Management

Event management opens the door to a range of travel and career opportunities.

The Diploma of Event Management aims to equip you with the skills needed for a successful career in the diverse and dynamic events industry. As your career develops, the knowledge and experience gained while studying the Diploma of Event Management could take you in many different directions, from sport to arts and culture.

The Diploma of Event Management offers you a stand-alone qualification through the Aspire Institute or, should you wish to further your studies, you could choose to use your diploma qualification as a pathway into a bachelor program at ICMS, with completed specialisations and subjects counting towards your degree. Upon successful completion of the Diploma of Event Management you will receive advanced standing for subjects in an ICMS bachelor degree.

All Aspire students are part of the ICMS student community, with lectures held at our Northern Beaches Campus and core business subjects at our new City Campus, subject to availability. Aspire students receive dedicated academic support, including study skills.

What you will learn

  • Develop technical and theoretical event management knowledge and concepts with some depth
  • Develop basic academic and applied research skills in an event management business project brief
  • Identify appropriate sources of data for problem solving in the events industry
  • Explain the importance of ethical and sustainable business practices in a global events management context
  • Describe solutions to routine events management situations
  • Name specialist event management technology
  • Present project findings in both written and personal presentation forms to diverse audiences in event management contexts
  • Apply technical business knowledge to a range of event management contexts
  • Use business management principles and motivational factors to diverse individuals and teams in the events management industry
  • Appraise performance of self and others in event management business environments

Quick Facts

Course NameDiploma of Event Management
CRICOS Code0101126
UAC Code530511
Accreditation StatusActive
AQF Level5
CampusNorthern Beaches Campus, Manly*
Duration1 year (or part time equivalent)
FEE-HelpDFEE
Study Modeon campus
StartFeb, May & Sept
Annual Indicative Student Enrolmentsn/a (new curriculum)
Entry RequirementsDomestic Students

International Students

*News: The Aspire Institute has recently opened a new City Campus https://www.icms.edu.au/contact-us/our-campuses/city-campus-0 in the heart of Sydney’s business district. As well as the campus in Manly, students enrolling in this course for February 2020 will now have an option to attend specified business subjects in the city, subject to availability.

Course Structure

TermSubject TypeSubject CodeSubject Name
1CoreBUS101APathway to Success
CoreMGT101AManagement Solutions for a Changing World
SpecialisationTHE101AIntroduction to Tourism, Hospitality & Events
CoreACC101AFinancial and Commercial Literacy
2SpecialisationEVT101AEvent Concept & Design
CoreMKT101AMarketing
CoreMGT102AGlobal Citizenship
CoreSTA101AData Informed Decision Making

Pathway Programs

Attendance Policy

For the attendance Policy please see the hand book.

2020 Prospectus Coming Soon

Sample Subjects

Introduction to Tourism, Hospitality and Events (THE101A)

Tourism, hospitality and events industries play an important role in the economies of developed and emerging countries. These industries generate substantial employment, personal and corporate income, tax revenues, foreign exchange earnings, investments, and infrastructure improvements for communities globally. 

This subject aims to provide a solid introduction to the key concepts and terminology, stakeholders and relationship, innovation, current trends and management issues, as a foundation for future tourism, hospitality and event subjects.

It also focuses on the dynamic nature of the main operational sectors with an emphasis on potential career opportunities.

Event Concept and Design (EVT101A)

The success of an event starts with a creative design and concept.  The event industry has grown exponentially over the past decade. Within the increasingly competitive event space, events that are unique and creative in design and their concepts are winners.

This subject exposes students to a world of creative events that stand out from the rest and provides an opportunity for students to explore various event ideas and translate them into creative event concepts and designs.  Students will be able to participate in workshops to develop their own creative event ideas.

This Diploma leads to the following Bachelor’s Degree

International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS)
Bachelor of Event Management
CRICOS: 101130